Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

“The Gem of the Colorado Rockies”

An amazing display of an ever growing collection of geology specimens and a wonderful educational resource on the geological sciences.

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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
  • Calcite on Marcasite-Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

  • Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

  • Pyrite-Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

    Pyrite from the Tucson Mine in Leadville, Colorado.
  • Mineral Display-Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

    Minerals from the Cripple Creek area of Colorado along with survey equipment used to find them.
  • Pneumatic Machine Drill-Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

    Compressed air piped in from large steam engines powered these drills that were capable of drilling three to four feet into solid rock.
  • First Floor-Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

    The first floor of the museum is filled with hundreds of mineral specimens. Note the art work near the ceiling.

Comments

  1. Dave Clark says:

    Visited museum on first day of rock and mineral collection trip three years ago and also last day of our two week trip. Coming again 26 April 17. Only Smithsonian better. AWESOME display. Cannot wait to see again. Thankx

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