Rock and Mineral Gallery at the ROM

On Saturday we spent the afternoon at the ROM before heading down to Roy Thomson for a TSO concert.  We started off upstairs in the Fashion Gallery to see the BIG display. There were some really interesting pieces there.  This Dior Coat dress took 500 hours and 166.5 meters of fabric. 

There were some shoes from the era of foot binding in China, a mens dress trousers from Nigeria.  The photo shoes one half of the trousers. 

After exploring the 4th floor, we went down to the second floor and had a good look at the rocks and minerals. Neither of us knows anything about rocks so we had enjoyed looking at the textures, colours and finding samples of Mom's (Beryl) rocks.

Rocks come smooth, fuzzy, looking like pipettes, fragmented and lumpy.

One looked like a map of England, Scotland and Wales. Another reminded us of a baked potato with Lobster Sauce on top.


I know that many paint colours originate by grinding minerals into the base but it was still amazing to see the variety of colours that the rocks come in.


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