The unique geology of the Lizard Peninsula is represented in the museum by the Leslie Truscott Mineral Collection.
Millions of years ago, in the place that would one day become Cornwall, something was moving deep beneath the ocean. Parts of the Earth’s mantle were being forced through the crust and exposed to seawater, resulting in the formation of the ‘rock of a thousand hues and tones’ known as Serpentine. Serpentine, so named for
The name natrolite is derived from natron (Greek for soda) and lithos (Greek for stone). Natrolite is sometimes called needle stone or needle-zeolite, in reference to the many slender ‘needles’ growing from the crystal. Despite appearing white at first glance, on closer inspection the crystal is transparent and may display hues of a variety of