During my visit to Beijing in June 2017, I visited the Geological Museum of China in the west central part of the city, near Xisi subway station. This museum opened in 1959 and is showing its age, but it does contain many very interesting exhibits. Some exhibits relate to the scientific aspects of geology (rocks of all kinds, mountain formation, earthquakes and so on), but much of the museum’s space is devoted to art works created from precious stones and gems, some of them very impressive.
I set out below some photos I took during my visit.
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