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Museum is a highlight for BSA Troop 448

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Boy Scouts of America Troop 448 of Lakewood, CO finished off a whirlwind tour of four mines with a visit to NMHFM. The troop, working on the Mining in Society Merit Badge, felt they had "learned everything about mining" after all the y had seen. Scoutmaster, Natalie Abbott commented, " The museum was a fantastic way to finish off our Mining in Society Merit Badge.  the staff was so welcoming to our group.  Of the places we visited and the people we met, the museum was the highlight for several of the boys."

Lakewood CO BSA troop Mining In Socity Merit Badge

About the Museum

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

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Hall of Fame

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

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2020 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.

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