“the state repository for Colorado's mineral heritage”
The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, home to one of the state's two Goodwill moon rocks collected during the Apollo 17 mission, was started in 1874 and displays mineral, fossil, gemstone, meteorite and historic mining artifact exhibits on two floors. The museum serves as the state repository for Colorado's mineral heritage and promotes its importance and understanding to the university community and the public. It aims to inspire scientific curiosity through education and research while encouraging appreciation of the earth and responsibility for its mineral, fossil, meteorite and historic mining treasures. The main floor exhibits feature specimens from many Colorado mining districts, other global localities and an introductory video on area geology. The Special Exhibit Room hosts prominent precious metal and invited displays. The main gallery also showcases historic mining murals by Irwin Hoffman.
You could seriously spend hours in this museum even though it's not that big. Really incredible specimens including fossils, meteors, and moon rocks.
This was a great stop, lost is great displays to view and fun learning for the whole family.
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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
- Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Sun: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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