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    Western Maine Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show for 07/07/2022 - Andree Kehn/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel features meteorites under glass as part of The Stifler Collection of Meteorites. Information on where each Meteorite fell and other historical data is available for each piece.

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    The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel.

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    A crystal "log" of green tourmaline greets museum visitors at the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel. Tourmaline is significant in Newry where some of the largest tourmaline gems have been mined.

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    A small model of a feldspar mine at the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel.

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    Western Maine Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show for 07/07/2022 - Andree Kehn/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel features meteorites under glass as part of The Stifler Collection of Meteorites. Information on where each meteorite fell and other historical data is available for each piece.

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    Sarah Prue, Ashley Wiknik, and Taylor Prue check out the gem cutting display on Saturday at the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel. The three were vacationing in Bethel from Connecticut. "This is not an in-and-out thing," said Sarah, "You are going to spend some time here."

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    Sunny Kay, from Industry, Maine, high fives her grandson, Roland Kay, 8, from Chicago on Saturday after he completed the scavenger hunt at the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel.

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    A moon rock display at the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel. A moon rock will be available at the 59th annual Western Maine Gem, Mineral and Jewelry show at Telstar High School.

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    Bradey Panagiotou, 6, holds tight to a moon rock Saturday at the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel during which a docent, far right, keeps a watchful eye. With Panagiotou, from the left are his mother Lindsey Panagiotou, grandparents Joe and Linda Antonio, and father Greg Panagiotou. The family was visiting from Massachusetts.

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    A mars rock at the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel.

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    The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel features a space video presentation in the Meteorite room.

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    The Perham's Gem collection can be seen at the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel.

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    The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel has a display to honor Perham's Minerals in West Paris, which was founded by Stanley Perham.

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    Quartz gems are displayed at the Maine Mineral Museum in Bethel.

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    The Perham's Gem collection can be seen at the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel.

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    The Perham's Gem collection can be seen at the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel.

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    A Feldspar mine exhibit details the history of feldspar quarries in the state at the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum. The industry was active from 1872 to 1970 when transportation costs dug into profits.

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    A display in the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum shows meteorites and where and when they fell in the state.

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    A moon rock, right, at the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum.

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    Taoudenni 002, the largest intact piece of Mars on Earth, is displayed at the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel.

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    The Peary Necklace was commissioned by Artic explorer Admiral Robert E. Perry in 1913 as a birthday present for his wife, Josephine. It is part of the Maine Mineral and Gem museum collection. The tourmaline was mined in an Auburn mine in 1907.

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    Western Maine Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show for 07/07/2022 - Andree Kehn/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel features meteorites under glass as part of The Stifler Collection of Meteorites. Information on where each Meteorite fell and other historical data is available for each piece.

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