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California State Mining and Mineral Museum
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Great place

Not a large museum, but lots of displays and information on stones and minerals, mining displays... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
kmc11_11
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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
Rainy day visit

Had to alter our plans due to the intense rain and flooding so we decided on the mining and mineral... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
PhiladelphiaPhillip
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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All reviews gold nugget nice little gift shop lots of fun gold rush minerals tunnel gems rocks collection ranger samples reproduction information equipment
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This a fun place to visit and a great value too. The reproduction of an old mine is fun to wander through. The collection of rocks and minerals is excellent.

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

If you are in the area and have any interest in minerals or want to walk through a short mine tunnel, stop by this museum. It’s fairly small but there are a lot of mineral samples.

Thank Diane W
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Only like 3 bucks to go in. Located at the Mariposa Fairgrounds, and you can also camp there for only 20 bucks a night with hot showers if cant get into Yosemite with your camper.

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I liked this museum, but i am a rock nerd. The rest of my family was bored. Lots of cool rocks, gems ,and a huge gold nugget. I took about an hour to see and read everything. Most people will be much less.

Thank wingnut457
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

We have been here several times. We have always done a self guided tour, but this time we took the guided tour, and it was very informative. You can spend half a day just looking at the mineral displays and reading all about them. Very reasonably priced.

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