Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Mineral Museum of Michigan

The Mineral Museum of Michigan is a must do if in the area of Houghton MI. Also know as the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum,  housed at Michigan Technological University. We spent about 5 hours just looking in amazement at all the different minerals and reading all the little labels. Hunger finally caused us(Bob) to leave. The usual coast is $6. for 2 days (you need 2 days), but there is a summer special, just $3. for one day. We went on a Tuesday and found it was free admission. It is worth every penny to tour this museum. Note I said penny, made of copper. There was a copper boom on the Keweenaw Peninsular that started in the 1860's and lasted to 1996. There are many samples of copper oar at the museum.
Here are just a few sample of copper oar

Linda took over 400 photo's, and here are just a few

The large collection of fluorescent minerals was amazing. The bottom right photo is the same as the one above it. The glow of the minerals is due to the ultra violet light.

We really enjoyed this museum and do  recommend it to anyone spending time in the area.
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