Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, Golden

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  • Our daughter attends Colorado School of Mines, so we finally visited this treasure. So much information and fascinating history of the geology of the area. Highly recommend.  more »
  • I was wondering before about the big M on the mountain and they said it was for the school of mines. Just near downtown Golden and the community center. It is a nice place to see and seeing their logo...  more »
  • Whenever we visit the Golden area we make time to visit this amazing museum. There is no set admission fee but donations are gladly accepted. The display cases include amazingly beautiful minerals fro...  more »
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  • Very nice museum, and free, donation box if you feel inclined. The docents are happy to answer questions. I had no idea there were so many brilliant colors underground! They have samples from around the world.
  • This museum is one of the coolest in Denver. It has rocks and minerals from all over Colorado and the world (and a few from the Moon!) and ranging from gem stones to those you'd find in your back yard. There's a fun glow in the dark section, and a movie on the geological history of Golden that teaches you about the formations right outside your window. If you're not a geology enthusiast, the samples are pretty and rare enough to be thought of like nature's sculptures.
  • Excellent free museum for rock lovers! I've lived in Golden for years and just finally made a visit. I wish I hadn't waited so long! They've got some amazing specimens and interesting exhibits.
  • Nice display of gems and minerals from Colorado and around the world, including 2 moon rocks, on 2 floors. Admission is free but you have to pay for parking ... $3 for 2 hours, which is more than enough time to see everything.
  • found this gem while visiting Colorado, admission was free they except donations, the displays were beautiful. The next time we visit Colorado i will have to bring my daughter, she loves rocks and gems
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