Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, Golden

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  • What a great, informative, and well planned museum. The gem, gold and mineral displays are impressive. So many things to look at. There are also some great artwork, pictures and history displays. One ...  more »
  • If you are interested in geology or just enjoy seeing beautiful stones, minerals, and fossils, then this is the place for you! They have a HUGE collection on two floors. Very well laid out and display...  more »
  • I have lived in Golden for 6 years and had no idea this existed until our neighbors discovered an article in the paper. The exhibit is amazing. There are gems and minerals from all over the world. The...  more »
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  • The free museum is fantastic. Beautiful collection of minerals, happy staff, and kid friendly.
  • It was a fun little place to stop by. Very interesting and they had a fun scavenger hunt for kids.
  • Very cool and it's free. Could spend all day there if you really like rocks, gems, minerals. After a while they all started to look the same. I wish it was more educational. Maybe more information on how these are mined, how they are formed naturally, how they can be made artificially, and how you can pick up mining as a hobby. We thought it would be cool to find these in nature on your own, but don't know how to do it. I don't know if there are any guided tours. Would be with it if there was.
  • Free and an excellent array of samples from all over the world. Also, very educational about local geology.
  • FREE!!!! Very nice museum with excellent specimens from around the world. Gift shop sells gems/stones really cheap!

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