The gallery of mineralogy and geology is one of the institutions of the National Museum of Natural History. It is located in the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. It features a collection of gems, crystals and minerals, some precious, which is among the oldest and most prestigious collections in the world. The story of this collection dates back to 1625, when mineral-medicinal springs were placed in the "droguier the royal garden of medicinal plants. "Subsequently, the collection has been enriched with precious stones under Louis XIV and is presented to the public since 1745.
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