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The W. M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum

1664 N Virginia St, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89503-0705
+1 775-784-4528
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I parked the visitor parking, the Brian J Whalen parking lot and paid $4.50 for 4 hours. Luckily we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nativa R
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Reno conference

If you are into gems, minerals, mining, and geology this museum concealed in the University campus... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
871wesr
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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The geology and mining museum on campus since 1908. Located in the Mackay school of mines the Keck museum features minerals, mining artifacts, fossils, and many other interesting and unique objects of Nevada's geologic and cultural past.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1664 N Virginia St, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89503-0705
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I parked the visitor parking, the Brian J Whalen parking lot and paid $4.50 for 4 hours. Luckily we ran into a campus ambassador who directed us to the building and gave a us thorough directions. The campus is gorgeous and it felt great to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are into gems, minerals, mining, and geology this museum concealed in the University campus is something you'll want to check out. Great mineral collections, and part of the exhibit hall is dedicated to the multitude of minerals found in Nevada. It's not just...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

For those of you who love mining history, especially in the great state of Nevada, should spend at least a half-hour in this lovely museum, filled with rich history. There are some amazing minerals, placed inside old-school glass and wood casings. For a special treat,...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

We visited here on 11/28/17. The museum is located in the Mack mining building and is not well marked from outside the building. Entering the Mack building from the Quad the museum is to your left. The display was very good to excellent with lots...More

Thank Peter K
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Get a sense of Nevada history in this museum of rocks and minerals from all over the world, but with a focus on specimans from Nevada. The place is very old, some of the documentation barely visible on the cards (which were handwritten maybe a...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

It was a little hard to find due to no signage and being in the middle of a college campus, but it is a great 3 story museum. If you love rocks, you need to go!

Thank Adrian W
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

The Keck is not only a beautiful and historic place to visit, but it a wonder resource to for teachers and school groups of all ages. The staff is extremely helpful and tours/field trips can be led by a docent or self-guided. I recommend it...More

Thank Diane L
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great place to see mineral specimens of the area along with mining information. Grand children enjoyed,

Thank mmaskaly
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

I like the display that shows what is mined county by county in Nevada. Also the display that shows what the different minerals are used for. It's a beautiful old building on campus. The statue out front is famous too.

Thank lew w
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

A must see museum, every gem and mineral. Outstanding collection. My husband and I spent 3 hours there looking at each and every case.

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