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Mines Museum of Earth Science, Golden

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Colorado School of Mines is an elite public research university devoted to engineering and applied science. Since its founding in 1874, it has become one the few institutions in the world having broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production and utilization. Its rigorous curriculum and research programs emphasize responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources. As the world faces a crisis in balancing resource availability with environmental protection, Mines is engineering the way.
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  • Stopped in here after a day's seminar with a group from work.We had a private tour. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The gems were amazing to see. 
    Stopped in here after a day's seminar with a group from work.We had a private tour. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The gems were amazing to see.  more »
  • Totally unexpected, and a great place to explore while in Golden. Check out the miners room downstairs with the glow in the dark gems. Free parking on the weekends, clean bathrooms, and a water... 
    Totally unexpected, and a great place to explore while in Golden. Check out the miners room downstairs with the glow in the dark gems. Free parking on the weekends, clean bathrooms, and a water...  more »
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  • This was a phenomenal museum. A hidden gem that is part of the School of Mining. Very well displayed collection of minerals, crystals, gold and metals, fossils and even a moon rock. This place was amazing and very educational. It also tells the history of mining in Colorado. Definitely make this a priority destination if you are in Golden. The exhibits were so vast and laid out by countries so the rare specimens were highlighted. A true delight. We took 2 hours and a still could have used more time. Very interesting fracking exhibit.
  • Lovely visit to the museum, it is free to enter! Learned a lot here- two floors full of knowledge! As it is a museum for the University, it is not geared towards young children (not much interactivity, more focused on displaying), but I saw children appreciating the rocks. For new and returning visitors, looking at these rocks and minerals is timeless!

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