Was told about this place by my ski instructor. Had some spare time and visited --- great decision. I like museums but had no knowledge of both mining history and the mining industry --- and now I do and it was definitely time well-spent.
So grateful to the ski instructor who sent you our way. We are glad you took away new knowledge! Most people don't realize how integral mining's history is to the development of the U.S. and the important role it continues to play in our daily lives. If you are in the area again, be sure to come back; we are likely to have a new exhibit or two.