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“Small But Interesting Collection” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
Ranked #6 of 56 things to do in Golden
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Nashville, Tennessee
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155 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Small But Interesting Collection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Small collection of gems and minerals from around the world. Displays bright and well labeled. Our group ranging from 8 to 70 all found something interesting while spending the day visiting campus with our family member who attends Mines. Found the historical mining equipment and history of Colorado's famous mines a highlight. Kids liked the moon rock, meteorites and fossil collections.

Free admission. Parking is behind the building. Friendly students greet you at the door. Small box of mineral pieces free for the kids at the exit. Full flight of steps down to the lower level, Gram probably should have used the elevator. Visit doesn't take longer than 45 minutes to an hour.

Visited April 2013
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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

Growing up in a mining town brings this to reality. Gems one doesn't usually see or recognize from the outside. This museum is quite interesting with lots of information.

Visited June 2012
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Pittsburgh
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Really Enjoyable for Kids of All Ages”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

Two floors of beautiful rocks and minerals, many dazzling in their combinations of colors and shapes. You don't need a background in geology to be blown away by this 2-floor museum on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines.

Note: our GPS took us to Illinois Street which is where the museum once was located. Now the Museum is on Maple and 13th street. It's a short walk from the old site to the new one, but it appears to be easier to park near the Maple street site.

Make sure you visit the museum's lower floor with the meteorites and displays of radioactive rocks. They are really neat.

Visited March 2013
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Aurora
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32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great gem collection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

A lot of neat gems and minerals on display. Interesting as well as methods of mining and extraction which are demonstrated. They also have the experimental mine up Clear Creek Canyon which has guided tours - not for the claustrophobic.

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Colorado
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“Amazing School”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

Having had family that attended this school over the years, I have to say it's one of the best for anyone seeking an engineering degree.

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