The world-class collection featured at Mines Museum has been built by the generous contributions of museum supporters and geology enthusiasts worldwide.


If you are interested in donating a rock, mineral, fossil, mining artifact, or other objects relevant to the Museum, please email with the word, “DONATION” in the subject line.  Please include a brief description, pictures, and your contact information so our Collections Manager can reach you.


***NOTE: we no longer accept book collections. Please inquire with the Arthur Lakes Library here about book donations.


To make a financial donation to Mines Museum, please click the button below.

To speak with a Museum staff member about a large sum donation, please call 303-273-3815 to be connected with our Executive Director.

Thank you so much for your consideration and support!


Mines Museum has been the fortunate recipient of several important donations this year including twenty seven fine mineral specimens now on display in our Special Exhibits Room.  Click here to read more about this very special gift.

From left to right: Natural blue topaz crystal, Brazil, 13.0 x 11.8 x 10.5 cm (Jeff Scovil photo); Prehnite on epidote, Mali, 12.0 x 7.8 x 5.9 cm (Harold & Erica Van Pelt photo); Cobaltoan smithsonite, Namibia, 6.0 x 4.4 x 4.25 cm (Joe Budd photo)