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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

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Address: 1310 Maple St, Golden, CO 80401
Phone Number: 303 273 3823
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I'm 64 years old, a native of Florida, was a geology major at FSU in the late 60's, and have been collecting minerals since I was ten years old. We visited your museum twice this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I'm 64 years old, a native of Florida, was a geology major at FSU in the late 60's, and have been collecting minerals since I was ten years old. We visited your museum twice this past month while on a two week rock picking trip to Colorado and New Mexico. Aside from the Natural History Museum R and M exhibit... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Two floors of exhibits, lots of samples in a variety of sizes, a nice college setting, and all for free. Walking away from the museum, we looked up and saw several parasailers floating high over lookout mountain and decided to drive/hike to the top and gather a few more rocks.

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Aurora, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Wish the museum offered guided tours or a little more information for small groups that walk in but all in all a good visit. Plenty of specimens to see and our party of 1 senior, two adults and an 8 year old was all found something interesting about it. We enjoyed chatting with the student volunteers, and finding out about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were impressed with the school. The staff and students could not have been more friendly. It was a great experience.

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Emory, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Knowledgeable employees and bright ! Loved every minute of this, didn't think I would but I dare anyone to go and have a bad experience !

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The mineral collections are amazing. It's just a little old fashioned and the gift shop was particularly bad. The staff were not terribly friendly or informative either.This could be so much better!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Best mineral collection I've seen for a while. They also have moon rocks on display. You can purchase samples and they have a good display and small shop for kids.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Can't go wrong with visiting this museum. Beautiful displays, informative video on the geological history of the area, great kids area. Plus, it FREE!

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North Aurora, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Small geology museum mostly focused on Colorado geology but has samples from all over the world. If you ever wanted to see some gold nuggets, this is the place. Very interesting. Fee if you paid for parking. Takes about an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The visitor center told us that this museum, located on the campus at the Colorado School of Mines, would not only be interesting but would impress us with the large selection of gemstones in its possession. A FREE museum(donations appreciated) is nicely arranged and encourages the appreciation of the minerals, fossils, meteorites and historical mining treasures found locally and around... More 

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