AAA Editor Notes
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, 1310 Maple St., contains extensive displays of minerals, mining artifacts, meteorites, fossils and gemstones as well as a walk-through mine. Highlights include an introductory video about area geology and a display about ultraviolet minerals. Apollo 15 and 17 moon rocks can also be viewed. Murals originally exhibited at the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939 by artist Irwin Hoffman depict the history of mining and can be seen in the main gallery. Rotating exhibits also are on display.
An outdoor geologic trail features outcrops containing fossilized dinosaur tracks, logs and leaves. Guided tours are available by reservation.