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MBMG Mineral Museum

Montana Tech Campus, Butte, MT
+1 406-496-4414
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Generally, there's nothing much else you can do in Butte, the museum is a perfect place to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hong Kong, China
Simply amazing

Butte has amazing history but more importantly, it has a phenomenal mineral collection that is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Montana Tech Campus, Butte, MT
+1 406-496-4414
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Generally, there's nothing much else you can do in Butte, the museum is a perfect place to visit during your stay in a historical town. It's totally free, it has a considerably large amount of rock collection, a great place to get to know the...More

Thank andykongch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Butte has amazing history but more importantly, it has a phenomenal mineral collection that is supported by much historical information about the town, its mining history, and the minerals that are in the collection. Butte is not large but given this collection, you should not...More

1  Thank C S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The earthquake studies is no longer in the Mineral Museum. It is now locater in room 303 of the Natural Resources Building located on the north side of Park Street. We visited right after a 5.8 quake that occurred last night. We could see the...More

1  Thank richardderose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the 3rd floor of an administrative building on the campus of Montana Tech, the museum is free to visit. The collections focus on gems and metals found in Montana with other examples from around the world. Be sure to visit the dark room...More

1  Thank Texan78541
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

1  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

1  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
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