Funk’s Museum of Mineralogy

This week, I move away from technology and focus on one of the interesting spots in central Illinois. I have visited the Funk’s Museum of Mineralogy before and thought this time I would take some video to share the experience with others. Of course, this was filmed using my iPad and was also created using an app on my iPad. I broke the presentation into several segments so you can watch those sections you find interesting. I think this is a hidden gem in central Illinois (yes, that was a pun). First, here is the initial introduction to the museum. Many thanks to Mr. Bill Case for the tour. This museum is open by appointment only.

Next, we take a look at the rock wall created by LaFayette Funk.

Here are some additional fossils in his collection. I provide two videos as there was a lot to see.

This is what some minerals look like when exposed to ultraviolet light.

I hope you enjoyed these videos. To me, this is a great example of what can be found in central Illinois (if you know where to look).

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