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The California State Mining & Mineral Museum is a specialty museum that contains fantastic crystals, gold, gemstones and mineral specimens from California and around the world. The museum houses the state’s official mineral collection and includes...more
Had to alter our plans due to the intense rain and flooding so we decided on the mining and mineral museum. We’re presently surprised to also find a gem and rock show, where we treated the kids to geodes sawed up to see what surprise...More
Not the world's largest museum, but very interesting, if only to see what the Gold Rush was all about. Drop in state funding is having an impact, but please support. Good value for the $4 entry to while away an hour
Interesting collection of rocks but does not allow pictures. Loved to see the different colors and textures of granite and other less known rocks. Museum Needs some update in the data posted and maintenance. I expected the tunnel to include some mining demonstration or equipment...More
I liked this museum, but i am a rock nerd. The rest of my family was bored. Lots of cool rocks, gems ,and a huge gold nugget. I took about an hour to see and read everything. Most people will be much less.
We have been here several times. We have always done a self guided tour, but this time we took the guided tour, and it was very informative. You can spend half a day just looking at the mineral displays and reading all about them. Very...More