Museum of Geology
The Museum of Geology consists of two distinct but interrelated components:
- The Museum of Geology (public museum): housed on the third floor of O’Harra Hall (the main administrative building for the School of Mines campus), and
- The James E. Martin Paleontology Research Lab (MPRL): a newly-constructed facility that houses the research and collections component of the Museum of Geology.
See Campus Map.
Many of the collections belonging to the
museum are of significant interest to researchers and scholars. The Museum is also a popular tourist stop and community resource, introducing
kids and adults to a fascinating world of geology and paleontology.