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MBMG Mineral Museum

Montana Tech Campus, Butte, MT
+1 406-496-4414
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Cool Rocks!

It may not be the Harvard Museum of Natural History, but it is interesting and worthwhile... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
Neil C
Boston, Massachusetts
Highly Intetesting

This is a good place to come before or after a visit to the nearby mining museum. It's free... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

It may not be the Harvard Museum of Natural History, but it is interesting and worthwhile nonetheless. Great collection of rocks and minerals. The campus of Montana Tech is set way up in the hills providing an overview of the city. Great way to spend...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This is a good place to come before or after a visit to the nearby mining museum. It's free, uncrowded and the curator is keen to share his passion for gems and Butte's history. There are local gems, and some overseas ones. Also meteorites. There...More

Thank poleinahole1
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The building housing this mineral collection is impressive. Nice basic collection of minerals and mineralogic information. The displays are well labeled. So glad I had the chance to stop by!

Thank babeol
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Beautiful stones on display and the museum keeper is friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our time there.

Thank Ming L
Reviewed 23 September 2016

My sister & I share a hobbyist's interest in geology, and we were so happy to visit this museum. It's located in one of the science buildings at Montana Tech, a part of the Univ. of Montana. Although there is no fee at the door,...More

Thank debra d
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We came here as we were drawn by wanting to see the largest gold nugget in Montana. This museum is so interesting. The collection is amazing and both my 13 and 6 year olds enjoyed exploring. The earthquake simulator was cool and we found it...More

Thank hopeforsun
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The Mineral Museum and Montana Tech was wonderful. The gems and minerals on display were amazing, and the visit was free to the public! well worth and hour or two of time.

1  Thank thevisitor560
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is a one floor exhibit in a university building that features a wide collection of minerals from around the world. Famous gold nugget and the donated collection from William Clark. This is a nice 30 minute visit, or more if you're a fan.

Thank orv m
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I found this place by accident. It was on the college campus. I wish I had taken more photos, words do not do it justice. The collections they have here are out of this world. Nature is amazing! This place is beautiful. There is parking...More

1  Thank bellaunicorn
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The museum has an extensive collection of minerals and crystals together with clear, interesting information. The dark room where you can see fluorescent minerals is especially engaging.

2  Thank AlisonandColin
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