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Geology and Meteorites Collection

The geological collection includes objects like cobble stones, quartz, meteorites and petrified wood from Lesotho and surrounding areas.

Morija Museum & Archives Objects - Quartz

Quartz

Large clear or white quartz crystals (mahakoe in Sesotho) are commonly found in seams in the basalt formations in the mountains of Lesotho. Quartz, whether …

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Thuathe Meteorite

Thuathe Meteorite

A small piece of a meteorite which exploded over the Berea plateau on 21 July 2002. Hundreds of pieces of the meteorite have since been …

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Petrified Wood

Petrified wood

Petrified wood from Thaba-Ts’oeu in Mohale’s Hoek District. Ancient trees, like bones, can become hard like stone if mineral salts found in water gradually infiltrate …

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Cobble Stones

Geode

A geode is usually rough and without any external features of note. Inside, however, large and beautiful crystals of various colours will be found. These …

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