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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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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Impressive Gems, Minerals and Moon Rocks

This museum is a hidden gem and definitely worth seeing. The museum is well organized, free and very informative. There is a large map showing the gem for each state, a nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This museum is a hidden gem and definitely worth seeing. The museum is well organized, free and very informative. There is a large map showing the gem for each state, a nice treasure hunt for children, two floors of gorgeous gems, beautifully displayed, moon rocks and excellent displays. And all of this is free! When the children complete their treasure... More 

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Stopped in the museum before driving home. Beautiful collection of gems, minerals and fossils. Fun scavenger hunt for younger son and husband while my college son and I took in the exhibits. Loved the US maps of each state's gem and mineral. Loved the geodes in the lava tubes! Also the museum is free (takes donations) and the parking was... More 

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Galveston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very interesting museum...incredible views of the mountains from the property. Very well worth the time to check it out!

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Quantity minerals and Gems are displayed, inside the CSM campus. This is really a hidden treasure, for you to explore. Detailed professional explanation and displays. Comparing to the Gems/Minerals displayed somewhere else, I like this one the most! Depends on your particular interest, you will need 1-3h here.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Arthur Lakes was a prominent Colorado geologist who came up with the idea of a varied geological cabinet at the Colorado School of Mines. This cabinet eventually became a 2 story building with historic mining displays and lots of minerals, fossils and gems. There are murals by Irwin Hoffman in the main gallery. You can learn about the geology of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This museum is attached to the Colorado School of Mines (an engineering university). The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is free. There are displays of beautiful gems, minerals, etc.,...quartz, amethyst, copper, hematite, barite, stibnite, calcite, fluorite, malachite, azurite, rhodochrosite, and the list goes on and on. So many varieties! Once you've seen everything on the upper level, go to the... More 

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Take the time when in Golden to visit the Colorado School of Mines. This great institution has a geology museum to die for. If you love rocks in their infinite incarnations this is the place. WNC

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I have been here twice. Spent two hours the first time four the next, took so many pictures my camera started to malfunction. If you want to see a LOT of amazing quality fascinating minerals, crystals,specimens, gems, fossils, petrified woods, rock that glow,Colorado specific stone and minerals, learn about it all, go here. Beautifully presented, lit and labeled. I will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Lots of cool stuff to see for all ages! This kind of thing isn't usually my cup of tea, but I was probably the most excited member of my group. Loved it.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This was another stop on my Mom's sites-to-see list during her visit at the end of May. There are 2 floors of a wide variety of gemstones and minerals, from Colorado and all over the world. Very colorful displays, and even a moon rock to see. Definitely worth the FREE admission.

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Additional Information about Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

Address: 1310 Maple St, Golden, CO 80401
Phone Number: 303 273 3823
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Golden
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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