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PostPosted: Jul 24, 2010 20:52    Post subject: Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum  

I went to this museum today and was very impressed. Lots of excellent Colorado and worldwide specimens as well as mining memorabilia. They just moved into a new 2 story building and admission is free. If you are coming to the Denver show make sure to stop by, it is only 20 minutes away in Golden, CO and well worth the trip. The below photo is of a huge Amazonite/Smokey Qz on display there, called "The Legend". Not the best quality photo as I used my cell phone.


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PostPosted: Jul 25, 2010 11:10    Post subject: Re: Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum  

The CSM Geology Museum really is superb, for its displays of Colorado and worldwide minerals, and as a museum that is actively adding new material to its displays.

Those who regularly come to the Denver Show know that on Wednesday evening of the show week (Wed. Sept. 15 this year) the Museum hosts a reception in its gallery with a silent auction taking place too, and to which all are invited to come. If you are in town for the show, please come if you can; starts about 7 p.m. I believe; a nice time to see the displays and meet the museum staff and many local and visiting collectors.

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PostPosted: Aug 20, 2011 16:57    Post subject: Re: Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum  

I was recently in Denver so went to the museum. I thought I would take a few photos of some minerals that are not from Colorado and the USA so as to tempt other visitors from out of town to visit this really great museum.

I had a few hours in the museum and even had a chance to see some of their older material, such as a few small specimens from Hiendelaencina. As you will see I have focussed on what interests me (UK and Spain) but I hope it gives you an idea why you should visit the museum.

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Rhodrocrosite
Wuntong Mine, Guangxi, China
The 'Empress of China' was on display while we visted so I had to take a photo
 Viewed:  31558 Time(s)

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 Description:
Beryl, Aquamarine
Mount Antero, Colorado
The museum is looking to buy this specimen
 Viewed:  31512 Time(s)

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 Description:
Sphalerite, Dolomite
Aliva mine, Picos de Europa, Spain
 Viewed:  31588 Time(s)

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 Description:
Fluorite, Calcite
La Collada, Asturias, Spain
As Jordi would say ' the La Collada Fluorite' from the 1974 find. I checked with the museum and this has been in the collection for a long time.
 Viewed:  31530 Time(s)

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 Description:
Fluorite, Dolomite
Florence Mine, Egremont, Cumbria, England
A nice small example of the blue fluorite from this locality
 Viewed:  31526 Time(s)

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 Description:
Bournonite
An English classic
 Viewed:  31534 Time(s)

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 Description:
Galena, Calcite
Wanlockhead, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
 Viewed:  31562 Time(s)

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IMG_4367.JPG
 Description:
Sphalerite, Calcite
Aliva mine, Picos de Europa, Spain
A much larger specimen
 Viewed:  31508 Time(s)

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Fluorite, Galena
Alston Moor, Northumbria, England
 Viewed:  31545 Time(s)

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 Description:
Calcite
Stank Mine, Barrow, Cumbria, England
 Viewed:  31556 Time(s)

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 Description:
Fluorite
Boltsburn Mine, Weardale, England
 Viewed:  31517 Time(s)

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 Description:
Tetrahedrite, Chalcopyrite
Herodsfoot mine, Cornwall, England
 Viewed:  31533 Time(s)

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Calcite, Sphalerite
New Glencrieff mine, Wanlockhead, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Last but not least, I came across this rather desirable large specimen
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PostPosted: Aug 20, 2011 17:23    Post subject: Re: Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum  

Nice report, James. Confortable way of admiring museum specimens all over the world sitting down at home thousands miles far away.

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PostPosted: Aug 20, 2011 22:31    Post subject: Re: Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum  

Thanks much for the picts. Much fun to look at.
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PostPosted: Sep 07, 2011 20:54    Post subject: Re: Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum  

The second newsletter for the Friends of the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum was sent out this week. It isn't hosted online yet and I can't upload it to the forum, but I can forward the newsletter if you would like to send me a message with your email address. Here are a few highlights:

--The annual open house is September 14th from 6-9PM. (11 new exibits!)
--The general meeting will be on September 22nd at the museum.
--The museum acquired some great new creedite and molybdenite from the Henderson Mine.
--A trip to the Henderson Mine (molybdenite) is planned for later this fall.

Check it out if you're in Colorado!



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Creedite-Molybdenite
Henderson Mine, Colorado, USA
5cm x 10cm
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PostPosted: Sep 12, 2011 03:11    Post subject: Re: Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum  

Hi,
Sorry a typo:

Sphalerite, Calcite
Aliva mine, Picos de Europa, Spain
A much larger specimen

Should say: Alava mine, Picos de Europa, Spain

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PostPosted: Sep 12, 2011 03:15    Post subject: Re: Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum  

No Vicen sorry, the right locality is:

Las Mánforas Mine (Áliva Mine), Camaleño, Picos de Europa, Cantabria, Spain.
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PostPosted: Sep 12, 2011 03:24    Post subject: Re: Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum  

Thanks for the clarification
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PostPosted: Jun 09, 2012 18:53    Post subject: Re: Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum  

Last weekend, June 3rd, I had the opportunity to visit the Geology Museum at CSM. Quite an impressive little museum with a very interesting array of minerals from Mexico and elsewhere. But this little summary of my visit will focus on Mexico.

Several partial collections from private collection are on exhibit and a marvelous sample of the Kerith Graeber Mexico Miniatures is on display. Just stunning specimens.



Aurichalcite - Mapimi.JPG
 Description:
Aurichalcite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Card is 6-7 cm across
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Austinite - Mapimi.JPG
 Description:
Austinite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Card is 6-7 cm across
 Viewed:  28693 Time(s)

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Boleite - BCS.JPG
 Description:
Boleite
Mina Santa Rosalia, Distrito de Boleo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Card is 6-7 cm across
 Viewed:  28736 Time(s)

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Bournonite - Zacatecas.JPG
 Description:
Bournonite
Mina Noche Buena, Concepcion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico
Card is 6-7 cm across
 Viewed:  28755 Time(s)

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Bournonite Close-up - Zacatecas.JPG
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Bournonite
Mina Noche Buena, Concepcion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico
see previous pic
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Celestine Aragonite - Chihuahua.JPG
 Description:
Celestine with aragonite and calcite
Mina Mojina, Municipio de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
Card is 6-7 cm across
 Viewed:  28675 Time(s)

Celestine Aragonite - Chihuahua.JPG



Chlorapatite - Mpio Mapimi.JPG
 Description:
Chlorapatite
Mina ???? Municipio de Mapimi, Durango
Card is 6-7 cm across
 Viewed:  28681 Time(s)

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Epistilbite - Charcas.JPG
 Description:
Epistilbite
Charcas, Municipio de Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Card is 6-7 cm across
 Viewed:  28670 Time(s)

Epistilbite - Charcas.JPG



Fluorite - Naica.JPG
 Description:
Fluorite
Mina de Naica, Municipio de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
 Viewed:  28677 Time(s)

Fluorite - Naica.JPG



Legrandite - Mapimi.JPG
 Description:
Legrandite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Card is 6-7 cm across
 Viewed:  28685 Time(s)

Legrandite - Mapimi.JPG



Milarite - Guanajuato.JPG
 Description:
Milarite
Mina Valenciana, Guanajuato, Municipio de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
Card is 6-7 cm across
 Viewed:  28713 Time(s)

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Pyrargyrite - Zacatecas.JPG
 Description:
Pyrargyrite
Mina Proano, Distrito de Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
Card is 6-7 cm across
An absolute smoker. Huge, great crystal form, esthetic, good luster, .........
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PostPosted: Jun 09, 2012 19:25    Post subject: Re: Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum  

Pretty celestine...thanks for sharing

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PostPosted: Jun 09, 2012 19:35    Post subject: Re: Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum  

The Kerith Graeber Collection (selected specimens) .

All smokers.



Kerith Graeber at CSM Geology Museum.jpg
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All of Mexico
Top shelve - Mexican Silver minerals and amethyst
Middle shelve - Mina Ojuela Mapimi
Bottom shelve - Mainly Calcite, a few other carbonates
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Kerith Graeber at CSM Geology Museum.jpg



Acanthite - Taxco.JPG
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Acanthite
Mina El Solar, Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico
Card is 5 cm
This is unlikely to be from Taxco. I visited the museum with Dennis Beals and we both think that it is from Guanajuato. Anyway it was confirmed by Kerith that the piece was acquired in Taxco proper at one of the miner's house.
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Adamite (Cu) - Mapimi.JPG
 Description:
Cuprian Adamite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Card is 5 cm
 Viewed:  28671 Time(s)

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Adamite (Mn) - Mapimi.JPG
 Description:
Manganoan Adamite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Card is 5 cm
 Viewed:  28658 Time(s)

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Adamite (Mn) 2 - Mapimi.JPG
 Description:
Manganoan Adamite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Card is 5 cm
Can they come any larger?
 Viewed:  28657 Time(s)

Adamite (Mn) 2 - Mapimi.JPG



Arsendescloisite with Hydrozincite - Mapimi.JPG
 Description:
Arsendescloizite with Hydrozincite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Card is 5 cm
An absolute classic association for the arsendescloizite. A beauty.
 Viewed:  28663 Time(s)

Arsendescloisite with Hydrozincite - Mapimi.JPG



Fluorite - Naica.JPG
 Description:
Fluorite
Mina de Naica, Municipio de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
Card is 5 cm
 Viewed:  28641 Time(s)

Fluorite - Naica.JPG



Koettigite - Mapimi.JPG
 Description:
Köttigite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Card is 5 cm
 Viewed:  28642 Time(s)

Koettigite - Mapimi.JPG



Legrandite - Mapimi.JPG
 Description:
Legrandite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Card is 5 cm
 Viewed:  28621 Time(s)

Legrandite - Mapimi.JPG



Paradamite - Mapimi.JPG
 Description:
Paradamite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Card is 5 cm
 Viewed:  28656 Time(s)

Paradamite - Mapimi.JPG



Rhodo cast - Morelos.JPG
 Description:
Rhodocrosite Casts of Calcite
Morelos, Mexico
Card is 5 cm
Both Dennis Beals and myself beleive that this is from Taxco, Guerrero rather than the an unknown mine in the adjacent state of Morelos. Often one could purchase minerals from Taxco in Cuernavaca Morelos.
 Viewed:  28676 Time(s)

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Stephanite - Guanajuato.JPG
 Description:
Stephanite
Mina Las Rayas, Guanajuato, Municipio de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
Card is 5 cm
Can a stephanite be better?
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PostPosted: Jun 09, 2012 22:50    Post subject: Re: Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum  

Awesome adamite, lovely and that first pick of the rhodochrosite, my god I would give a kidney for it :)
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PostPosted: Jun 10, 2012 04:05    Post subject: Re: Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum  

randolph wrote:
Awesome adamite, lovely and that first pick of the rhodochrosite, my god I would give a kidney for it :)

Only one? ;-)
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PostPosted: Jun 10, 2012 07:35    Post subject: Re: Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum  

I didn't say it would be mine so I could go 2 lol :)
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PostPosted: Jun 12, 2012 03:49    Post subject: Re: Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum  

Nice to see some of the specimens I looked at but did not photograph. Makes the report far more rounded!

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PostPosted: Jun 14, 2012 11:02    Post subject: Re: Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum  

I can't believe there were no pictures of perhaps the second best mineral exhibit of all time!

Collections manager, Ed Raines, has put together a showcase of Colorado Rare Earth minerals. This Glorious Batnäsite-(Ce) is just one example of rarely seen REE uglies.

The REE display is a temporary exhibit, so you must visit the School of Mines museum before September to see it!

Also noteworthy is the permanent exhibit of Zeolites; many from nearby North Table Mountain.

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Colorado
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PostPosted: Aug 03, 2017 03:38    Post subject: Re: Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum  

An informative addition:

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