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Mines Museum, home to one of Colorado’s two collected during the Apollo 17 mission, had its beginnings in 1874 with the collection of geologist, Arthur Lakes, and includes the historic Colorado State Mineral Collection created by the Bureau of Mines in the 1890’s. The museum serves as the state repository for Colorado’s mineral heritage and showcases the most extensive public collection of minerals from Colorado.

Discover Golden鈥檚 Hidden Gem

Attracting 30,000 visitors a year.聽Take in over 15,000 square feet of rocks, minerals, fossils and other fascinating Earth Science-related objects. 聽Pass through our indoor cave and discover minerals that glow. 聽Gaze at the sparkling Miss Colorado Crown containing over 600 gemstones and 21 diamonds. Transport yourself to Golden’s geologic past through our windows. Hike the Bob Weimer trail and visit authentic triceratops trackways. Marvel at our beautifully restored Irwin Hoffman mining murals.

Visit often. 聽With more than 2,000 items currently on display and more than 40,000 total items in our collection, there will always be something new to see. 聽We regularly rotate exhibits to provide fresh educational experiences and displays for our visitors to enjoy. 聽Earn a free rock or mineral by participating in a family-friendly scavenger hunt and watch for changing themes!

OUR MISSION

We are committed to fostering an appreciation of the Earth, energy and the environment through exploration, engagement, and enlightenment.

OUR VISION

To be the leader in Earth Science exhibition and education, connecting the public to Mines and encouraging the pursuit of careers in STEM.

Geology Museum

Visit us

Admission: 贵搁贰贰听

Regular Hours: Mon. – Sat. 9AM-4PM and Sun. 1PM-4PM

CLOSED July 4th,聽Thanksgiving Day,聽Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Location: 麻豆分行, ,

1310 Maple St., Golden, CO 80401

Contact us

FRONT DESK

303-273-3815
geomuseum@mines.edu

GROUP VISITS, TOURS, & EVENTS

museumevents@mines.edu

MANAGEMENT

Renata Lafler, Executive Director
rlafler@mines.edu

Samara Rhett Tebo, Operations Manager
srhett@mines.edu

COLLECTIONS

Ed Raines, Curator
eraines@mines.edu

Land Acknowledgement

It is important to understand the longstanding history that has brought us to reside on this聽land聽as an institution of higher learning and to seek to understand and acknowledge our place within that history. We wish to recognize that we reside in the ancestral聽lands of the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapaho people of Colorado. We also acknowledge the 48 contemporary tribal nations tied to the聽lands that make up the state of Colorado and the聽lands we call Colorado.

 

For those unfamiliar with the practice, it is a small gesture of recognition of peoples, cultures, and聽acknowledgment聽that seeks to speak against the invisibility and erasure faced by Native peoples from their homelands鈥攊n this context, especially in education鈥 and to consider how we can each, in our own way, move forward informed by our collective history and commit to a more equitable present and future.聽

 

This statement was adapted from resources provided by the American Indian Higher Education Consortium and the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Contributors include Arthur Lakes Library and Mines DI&A.

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