Companies and individuals have generously donated to the Department of Biological Sciences and Geology. Direct donations have helped our Gems and Semiprecious Stones course to get off to a good start.
We are particularly grateful to:
Tairus Created Gemstones and Walter Barshai
Bruce Naples, Director of the Academic Computing Center, Queensborough Community College
Mel Belsky of Howard Minerals
Mr. Belsky donated a beautiful example of native gold and gave us a discount on cubic zirconium and zoisite with ruby. Mel and his wife, Charlotte, have also made a wonderful contribution to Brooklyn College's Geology Department (if you're in the neighborhood, it is well worth a trip over to see this collection displayed in their main office). Thank you, Mel and Charlotte!