Mines Geology Museum celebrates gift shop grand opening

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Mines Geology Museum celebrates gift shop grand opening

GOLDEN, Colo., Sept. 8, 2008 – The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum will celebrate the grand opening of its new gift shop Sept. 10.

The shop’s opening will be in conjunction with the Museum's annual open house reception and silent auction fund-raiser slated to begin at 6 p.m.

The new gift shop is on the lower level of the Museum, located on the corner of 13th and Maple streets. The shop will feature surplus mineral specimens, lapidary materials and equipment, fossils, books, fluorescent minerals, starter kits and related materials. Specimens will range from "starter" pieces for less than $1, to fine specimens for the advanced collector.

Founded in 1874, Colorado School of Mines was established to serve the needs of the local mining industry. Today, the School has an international reputation for excellence in both engineering education and the applied sciences with special expertise in the development and stewardship of the Earth's resources. For more information about Colorado School of Mines, visit www.mines.edu.

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Contact:
Karen Gilbert, Public Relations Specialist
303-273-3541
Marsha Williams, Director of Integrated Marketing Communications
303-273-3326


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