Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
1310 Maple St.
Golden, Colorado 80401
Monday – Saturday: 9AM – 4PM
Sunday: 1 – 4PM
The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum boasts the largest collection of Colorado mineral specimens housed in a slick, well curated, 2-story wing on the Colorado School of Mines campus. Notable in the museum’s collection of meteorite, mineral, fossil, gemstone, and mining artifacts is one of two moon rocks in Colorado, the Miss Colorado Crown, and a collection of mining history murals by Irwin Hoffman for the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939.
Visitors begin their exploration of the museum with an introductory video on the geology of the area. From there, they are free to wander displays of local gold, international silver, and even a special exhibit on uranium mining.