Popular Mineral Museum Featured in New Mexico Magazine, Sept. 13, 2001

SOCORRO, N.M., September 13, 2001 -- The well-known and oft-visited Mineral Museum on the campus of New Mexico Tech is the subject of a featured article in the current October issue of New Mexico magazine.

A regular column in the magazine, Asi es Nuevo México, focuses on the museum and its treasure trove of more than 15,000 high-quality mineral specimens.

Located in the university's Workman Center north annex, the Mineral Museum is a popular destination year round for serious mineral collectors, amateur rockhounds, and even visitors who can't tell the difference between samples of real gold and "fool's gold."

The Mineral Museum, which traces its origins to the establishment of New Mexico Tech in 1889, is maintained by the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources and is open to the public, free of charge, Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

More information about the museum can be obtained by calling (505) 835-5420.