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Learn at museum about real and fake gems

An exhibit at the Timmins Museum until October 12th is all about gems.

Assistant curator Kaitlyn Dubeau says it’s from the mines and minerals museum in Thetford Mines, Québec.

“It’s a very interactive exhibition on gem stones,” she says, “and it’s actually a bit of a scientific investigation into discovering how to distinguish between a real gem stone and a fake.”

The exhibit is in French with English translation. Dubeau says it’s for all ages.

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“Of course, there’s a lot of scientific information, so if you’re into rocks and geology and things like that, there’s definitely a lot in there for you, but also it’s really great for kids.”

The museum is open every day and there’s never an admission charge.

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