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Open since 1970, the Western Museum of Mining and Industry (WMMI) is committed to preserving and interpreting the rich mining history of Colorado and the American West.


WMMI proudly features working machinery, a model mining drift and gold panning stations in the 12,200 square foot exhibit hall, plus historic buildings and machinery on our beautiful 27 acre campus


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See the Fluorescent Mineral Exhibit at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. Six cases of beautiful, glowing rocks in all colors of the rainbow are on display at WMMI.

Many of us fail to follow through on creating a new habit that truly sticks. However, If you’re looking for a way to build a habit that lasts, there are some tried-and-true steps you can take to succeed!

Mining is essential to everyone EVERY day. We don't think about how often we use products that have been mined, but by the time you leave your house in the morning, you have used hundred (maybe thousands) of items that have been mined!