Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, Golden

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The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum is a geology museum based in the Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, United States. It was established in 1873 and opened in 1874.
The museum has two floors in which it displays fossils, gemstones, meteorites, minerals, and mining artifacts, including the Colorado lunar sample displays. The museum acts as the Colorado state repository for mineral heritage.
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  • We decided to stop by and it was amazing. The number of beautiful rocks was stunning. Our grandchildren were involved in the scavenger hunt which gave us plenty of time to look and read about...  more »
  • It is well displayed and with good notations about the collection. Entry is free. Golden is a charming, interesting town, with an art center, a history museum, and Coors Brewery, plus nice...  more »
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  • Hands down my favorite museum. The quality of the specimens is superior to what you find in other, larger museums. Use the QR codes placed around to access more information about the exhibits. Don't miss the moon rock down in the basement. Keep an eye out for special exhibits because they are always spectacular! Side note, I was the first person to get married there because I love it so much and my husband and I are both geologists.
  • My 5 year old is very interested in rocks and minerals right now and has been begging to go to the "rock museum." The students working were very kind and helpful, and we really enjoyed the scavenger hunt. It's free to get in, just pay for parking. We really enjoyed it!

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