Family and Social Community


Past Events

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 4-6 PM
CSS Family Night at the
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

Rhodochrosite and Tetrahedrite with Quartz

4:00-6:00 PM at the:
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
1310 Maple St. (Maple & 13th Streets), Golden
(weekend parking is free on campus & Golden city streets)

Please come join us at this special Open House & Family Night at the CSM Museum!
Hosted by the Colorado Scientific Society and courtesy of the Museum. We had complimentary refreshments (pizza and other food, snacks, treats, non-alcoholic drinks and beer from the Golden City Brewery) for everyone. In addition to all the regular features of the museum, there will be some special activities–a mineral & rock identification challenge—one easy and one hard. Family, friends, and guests all came!

Regular Sunday hours of the museum are 1 to 4 p.m. Come early if you like too; our CSS event will begin when the regular museum visitors leave.

Quartz Specimens

Some of the special features always at the museum include:

  • Mineral, rock, geology, and fossil displays
  • New changing mineral displays every year
  • Displays focusing on Colorado’s mining districts
  • Gold and silver (and platinum!) displays
  • Miss Colorado crown, and a silver pitcher and platter made of Colorado silver
  • Colorado State Rock, Mineral, and Gemstone (Marble, Rhodochrosite, Aquamarine)
  • Amazonite, Smoky Quartz, and Topaz from the Pikes Peak region
  • Meteorite displays, plus Apollo 15 and 17 Moon Rocks
  • The Mine Tunnel, including a Fluorescent Mineral Display
  • Rare-Earth and Critical Minerals Display
  • The 1939 Irwin Hoffman murals depicting mining throughout history
  • The Museum Gift Shop
  • A display of “Minerals of the Early Solar System”!

Family Night flyer:
CSS Oct-21-2018, Family Night at the Colo. School of Mines Museum

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