RAPID CITY, S.D. (Feb. 1, 2014) – The Museum of Geology at
the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will reopen Wednesday, Feb.
5, following a month-long ceiling renovation in the main exhibit hall.
museum will host a reopening event from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8,
featuring a rock and fossil ID table. Black Hills area residents are invited to
bring their backyard treasures to be identified by Mines geology students from
the Paleo Club, the Society of Economic Geologists campus chapter and the Tech
Geological Association. There will also be a drawing for prizes.
Located on the third floor of the O’Harra Building on the
School of Mines campus, the museum is home to extensive collections of fossil
and mineral specimens from South Dakota and throughout the world.
Normal business hours during the winter are 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. The museum is closed on Sundays
and holidays. Admission is free. For additional information about the museum,
call (605) 394-2467.
Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines &
Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid
City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university
enrolls 2,640 students from 45 states and 37 countries, with a
student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The average starting salary for graduates is
$62,400 with a 98 percent placement rate. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sdsmt and on
Twitter at https://twitter.com/sdsmt.