The Premier Showcase of American Mining

Exhibits

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum’s mission is to “tell the story about mining, its people, and its importance to the American public.”

 

Through three levels of exhibits, you will be immersed in the story of mining. Wander through replicas of caves and mines to learn about coal, gold, and other extrodinary gems and minerals found by geologists and miners around the world. Click on a room below to get a glimpse of the wonders that await you at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.

 

Visit the fourth level terrace for an awe-inspiring view of the Rockies from the highest point in Leadville. The Mining Hall of Fame is located on the fifth floor of the building where you can read about the industrious men and women who changed the mining world.

 

Check out this blog, the Nan Miller Times, to read about Leadville's Mining District and our exhibits.

 

See a map of our floor plan.

 

 

First Level: 

Be awed by the specimens on this floor, including meteorites and Herkimer diamonds.

 

Prospector’s Cave

 

Fluorescent Rocks

 

Expanding Boundaries: Harrison Schmitt and the New Mining Frontier

 

Second Level

Learn about molybdenum and its various and surprising uses!

 

Frost Minerals

 

Boart Longyear 125th Anniversary Drilling Exhibit

 

Lighting the Mines

 

Molybdenum Car

 

The World of Molybdenum: The Making of a Modern Metal

 

Third Level

Coal, gold, and marble, oh my! Walk through two recreated mines and learn about these three important resources.

 

Coal and Dinosaur Room--currently under renovation

 

Coal Mine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colorado Yule Marble Quarry

 

Riches from the Ground

 

Mining Your Public Lands…Yesterday and Today

 

Magic Room of Industrial Minerals

 

Scale Room

 

De Re Metallica and German Mining

 

Railroads and Mining: Building the West

 

Hard Rock Mine

 

Hank Gentsch Diorama Room

 

Gold Rush Room

 

Leadville Room

 

Temporary Exhibit

 

 

About the Museum

Explore our 25,000 sq.ft. of interactive and informative exhibits!

About Us

Exhibits

Collections

Educational Resources

Hall of Fame

Learn about the industrious men and women who changed the mining world.

About the Hall of Fame

Browse Inductee Database

2017 HOF Induction Banquet Tickets

2017 Inductees

Prazen Award

Matchless Mine

Visit the historic site of the Matchless Mine and learn the story of the infamous Silver King and Baby Doe.

About the Matchless

Tours

Hours and Location