Ron Wolf, an active member of the Friends of the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum and past alumni of the Mines photographed and designed a flicker account with over 500 spectacular photos of minerals that are currently displayed at the Museum. Log on and enjoy the show.
IGS (International Gem Society) just published an article on
Friends of the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum welcomes you to our new website.
Since the Colorado School of Mines opened its doors in 1874, it has served as an important repository of Colorado and worldwide rocks, minerals, ores and mining artifacts, and an important educational resource to School of Mines students and the public at large.
As a free, public museum, the museum often lacks funding to acquire important new materials or to expand educational activities.
The Friends was established in 2009 to lend a hand financially, by
hands-on support for Museum projects, and to spread the word.
To promote the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum and to
support its mission
"To enhance the visibility of the Museum, support its role as a
premier geology museum, and to promote geology and mining"
"To enhance the quality of the Museum's collections by facilitating the acquisition, conservation and exhibition of appropriate geological and historical materials"
Please visit our new Facebook page and send it to all your friends. Ken Kucera, Outreach Committee / Social Media, did an incredible job bringing you beautiful mineral photos and mining history.
Art Mural can be viewed at the School of Mines Geology Museum