2455 Old Penitentiary Road

Boise, ID 83712 (Next to the Old Pen)

Current Hours

Museum reopens March 17th. Open Fridays and Saturdays, 12-5pm.

Free Admission!

Tours and other programs available.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Mineral Identification with Coyote Short

February 6, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Coyote Short PG can identify rocks, minerals and Native American artifacts. Bring in your specimens and she will help you identify them.

Coyote Short is a Professional Geologist, licensed in Idaho. She is one-half Paiute-Modoc Indian and one-half French. Coyote is the last in her line to carry the ancient knowledge handed down to her by Grandmother Raven on the Paiute side and Grandmother Hallie on the Modoc side. Born in central Idaho, she has lived in various parts of the northwest, and now makes her home in Boise, as her lineage is with the Boise Valley Tribes. Her fields of work include geology, archaeology, paleontology and chemistry, in which she strives to maintain continuity between ancient and modern knowledge, believing that the two can meld to provide complete understanding. She studies at BSU and is a dedicated volunteer at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology with over 20 years of service.

Bring in your own fossils, minerals, rocks and anything else that you can’t identify. Coyote will help you understand what you have.

Please email operations@idahomuseum.org if you have questions.

Masks are required of all participants.

Registration required:  Mineral Identification Feb 6


February 6, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Categories: