The Colorado School of Mines located in historic downtown Golden is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science and the perfect place for visitors to enjoy an afternoon of history and science. From the historic buildings to the new state of the art athletic facilities and free museums, CSM provides visitors extraordinary experiences just steps from the Coors Brewery and Clear Creek.

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CSM is home to the National Earthquake Information Center, operated by the U.S. Geological Survey, and the world-class Mines Museum of Earth Science, Mines Museum is free and open to the public. 

Mines Museum is home to one of the state’s two Goodwill moon rocks collected during the Apollo 17 mission.  It was started in 1874 and displays mineral, fossil, gemstone, meteorite and historic mining artifact exhibits on two floors. The museum serves as the state repository for Colorado’s mineral heritage and promotes its importance and understanding to the university community and the public. It aims to inspire scientific curiosity through education and research while encouraging appreciation of the earth and responsibility for its mineral, fossil, meteorite and historic mining treasures.


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