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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, Golden

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  • Visit here if you are interested in the history of mining, including information about how the gold and silver rushes changed the area and how mines were operated. Visit here if you love to look at be...  more »
  • Took tour of school and visited the great museum of Geology! Great School! Great Geology Museum! School has great curriculum, dedicated, caring faculty, Great, dedicated, enthusiastic students, future...  more »
  • We loved this place. We have two girls 12 and 7. Lots of geodes and gems upstairs and downstairs are meteorites and fossils along with a small make shift 'miners tunnel' complete with fluorescent rock...  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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