Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology
Opened in October 1994, the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology houses an extensive collection of rocks, gems, minerals (some of which are fluorescent under black light), and meteorites, as well as mining artifacts, tools, ore samples, and photographs depicting the industry in Idaho. Many of these items are displayed in the museum's exhibits. Visitors will learn about Idaho's geologic past that stretches back billions of years and the history of mining in the state. The museum also offers lectures, classes, workshops and other educational programming.
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