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Colorado School of Mines Museum of Geology

Colorado School of Mines Museum of Geology

The Geology Museum at the Colorado School of Mines started as a mineral cabinet, but today the museum has approximately 50,000 minerals, fossils, gemstones, and artifacts. Exhibits include Minerals from Colorado, Colorado Mining Heritage and Artifacts, Gold & Silver Display, Gemstones Rough & Cut, Mineral Properties & Earth History, Special Radioactive Exhibits, and Fossils. The Museum offers three types of hands-on educational kits which are loaned to teachers and the public, and include Rock and Mineral Kits, Fossil Kits, and Teaching Trunks, which cover a wide range of geologic concepts including the rock cycle, mineral properties, fossils, crystallography, and gemstones.


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