by Arkteia » Jul 16, 2019 So I love visiting mineral museums, and I wanted to start a thread, of different things I saw in museums, and maybe other people will join as well. There are tons of mineralogy and jewelry museums scattered in the world, even in Seoul I found one. Since emeralds were discussed, it is started with Russian emeralds from the Urals mountains. They were first discovered in XIX century, and it was a tar extractor who is credited with finding them between the roots of the fallen tree. He took them for aquamarines.