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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

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Fabulous Collection!

This "gem" is quite a find! Loved seeing the "rocks" and learning a bit about the mining history... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Colorado School of Geology and Mines

Every time I visit my family in Golden I stop here. It has the most thorough geological history of... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2018
Big Lake, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This "gem" is quite a find! Loved seeing the "rocks" and learning a bit about the mining history of the area. Check it out during the annual Gem and Mineral Show in September for the most impressive display of gems and minerals!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vmgarite
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Every time I visit my family in Golden I stop here. It has the most thorough geological history of Golden while also displaying specimens from here and throughout the world. Excellently displayed in cases with bits of history of each. I always enjoy seeing what...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Linda72451
Reviewed 27 November 2018

The school of mines museum is well worth visiting. I think older kids would really like it. There is a simulated mine (nothing amazing, but okay) and lots of mineral samples. I can't remember if there is an admission charge. If there is, it isn't...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BillyJeff
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Nice Museum with some impressive gems. You can also see a collection of moon rocks and asteroids findings. It is a small museum but big enough to keep the kids busy. At the entrance, the kids can ask for a scavenger hunt sheet and after...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Donamia
Reviewed 27 October 2018

If you want to see minerals ... this is the place. They are beautiful. This is a display of a collection. There isn't much in the way of explanation of how individual specimens were created. There was a short video of how rocks are formed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DonM1536
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We were impressed by the size and the collection at this museum. There are minerals from Colorado, as well as from all over the world. Moon rocks are also displayed. There are mine exhibit and dinosaur femur you can touch downstairs. Gift shop items were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 175MOM
Reviewed 15 October 2018

A geological treat in a geologically rich place, the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum is a must-see for anyone even remotely interested in rocks, minerals or gems. The small two-story museum is stocked with an amazing array of geological finds from around the world...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JohannaInDenver
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Phenomenal collection of minerals from different geographies, not just from Colorado, but from around the world. Free of charge with just a donation requested.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JKVictor
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We've been through this museum with friends or family about 5 times. I still find something new or interesting each time. It really is amazing how the natural world has so many crazy variations, and this museum will also give you some good perspective on...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Runningonadream
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The CSM Geology Museum has much of its displays highlighting COLORADO minerals and the extensive mining history of the Rocky Mountains. There is a small simulated mine and a large display of meteors, one of which is believed to come from Mars, moon rocks brought...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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