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Guanajuato School of Mines

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Address: Guanajuato School of Mines, Guanajuato, Mexico

This geological university has an interesting mineral museum on its...

This geological university has an interesting mineral museum on its premises.

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Good school of mines

The mineralogic museum is awesome. A must see for rock lovers. The location is nice at the top of a hill.

Reviewed 27 February 2013
Rouyn-Noranda, Qc, Canada
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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

It was cool to see the mine. It was cool to go down. I am not a Spanish speaker so I didn't understand anything the guide said. My friends and I made this place fun by the pictures we were taking. The guide probably thought we were locos.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 10 November 2014

The mine was neat to see, and the tour guide was very nice. However, there were quite a few people on the tour and the guide could not cater to english speakers. A walk through the tunnels in town and a visit to Valencia Mines would make this trip unnecessary.

Thank EmptyB
Rouyn-Noranda, Qc, Canada
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

The mineralogic museum is awesome. A must see for rock lovers. The location is nice at the top of a hill.

2 Thank Yvon_Bourgouin
Lake Crystal, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2012

The Mineralogy Museum is located about a kilometer up the hill, toward Dolores Hidalgo, from the Alhondiga. The final bit is a stiff walk up several flights of stairs. But, if one like rocks and minerals, it is pretty cool place. Tens of thousands of sample are stored in glass cases in a large (think high school gymnasium) room with... More 

2 Thank Ron S
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

Up 90 steps but a good place to see crystals if they interest you.

1 Thank raquelita
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 22 March 2010

This excellent museum, more commonly known locally as el Museo de Mineralogia, is on the campus of the Escuela de Minas (School of Mines) on the outskirts of town. It has over 20,000 specimens and is considered to be one of the world's great minerology exhibits. In theory, you can get to the musem by taking the Presa-San Javier bus... More 

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