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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

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Nice Museum with some impressive gems. You can also see a collection of moon rocks and asteroids... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donamia
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Great museum

We were impressed by the size and the collection at this museum. There are minerals from Colorado... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
175MOM
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Texas
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1310 Maple St, Golden, CO 80401-1800
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 April 2005

We have been to lots of Geology Museums around the country. This one is a very nice one. It has display cases with pretty much every mineral and gem found. All shapes, sizes, and colors! Downstairs has neat hands-on displays plus a play-area for the...More

4  Thank nowincolorado
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 November 2014

The mineral collections are amazing. It's just a little old fashioned and the gift shop was particularly bad. The staff were not terribly friendly or informative either.This could be so much better!

2  Thank JoyceBrodie
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Museum with some impressive gems. You can also see a collection of moon rocks and asteroids findings. It is a small museum but big enough to keep the kids busy. At the entrance, the kids can ask for a scavenger hunt sheet and after...More

Thank Donamia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to see minerals ... this is the place. They are beautiful. This is a display of a collection. There isn't much in the way of explanation of how individual specimens were created. There was a short video of how rocks are formed...More

Thank DonM1536
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were impressed by the size and the collection at this museum. There are minerals from Colorado, as well as from all over the world. Moon rocks are also displayed. There are mine exhibit and dinosaur femur you can touch downstairs. Gift shop items were...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2018

A geological treat in a geologically rich place, the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum is a must-see for anyone even remotely interested in rocks, minerals or gems. The small two-story museum is stocked with an amazing array of geological finds from around the world...More

Thank JohannaInDenver
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Phenomenal collection of minerals from different geographies, not just from Colorado, but from around the world. Free of charge with just a donation requested.

Thank JKVictor
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We've been through this museum with friends or family about 5 times. I still find something new or interesting each time. It really is amazing how the natural world has so many crazy variations, and this museum will also give you some good perspective on...More

Thank Runningonadream
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

The CSM Geology Museum has much of its displays highlighting COLORADO minerals and the extensive mining history of the Rocky Mountains. There is a small simulated mine and a large display of meteors, one of which is believed to come from Mars, moon rocks brought...More

Thank Dan A
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Tour on your own or find a student or academic docent to show you around. This is not a huge museum, but it is dedicated to a quality collection donated and assembled by dedicated earth scientists. Bits of Space included too! Be sure to check...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Really worth while stop if you are in Golden. Highly recommend it in order to get the geologic context of the front range.

Thank kernannicholas
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Wonderful museum with a nice variety of mineral samples as well as displays on the history of Colorado mining. Admission is free, donations accepted. There’s a gift shop on the first floor. Parking is free on the weekends. Check the museum website for information about...More

Thank AndyKansasCity
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