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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
Ranked #3 of 61 things to do in Golden
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Huge mineral and gem collection, fantastic displays on ground floor, meteorites were amazing. My kids loved it.

Thank SarahPM_13
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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.

Thank with2boys
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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.

Thank Thalver
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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.

Thank AnnInPittsburgh
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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.

Thank Robert W
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