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 Curator 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!


In 2024, the year of our 150th anniversary, we will celebrate Colorado School of Mines’ past, present and possibilities. By celebrating and supporting the Campaign for MINES@150 you will help elevate Mines to be an accessible, top-of-mind and first-choice for students, faculty, staff, recruiters and other external partners. When you give, you are ensuring Mines becomes even more distinctive and highly sought-after by future students, alumni, industry, and government partners over the next 150 years. We look forward to celebrating Mines’ sesquicentennial with you and recognizing the key role you play in making the MINES@150 vision a reality through your investments of time, talent and treasure.


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)