2455 Old Penitentiary Road

Boise, ID 83712 (Next to the Old Pen)

Current Hours

IMMG has opened for the season. Saturday only 12-5.

Free Admission!

Tours and other programs available.

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Mineral Identification

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.  Her fields of work include geology, archaeology, and chemistry, in which she strives to maintain continuity between ancient and modern knowledge, believing that the […]

Celebrate Idaho Geology and Earth Science Week

Dig into Geology! You’ll find activities for all ages and treasures for the kiddos. Hunt for gems, explore Idaho rocks and minerals, create your own earthquake and MORE! We have planned this event carefully, so that during this COVID surge, we can all stay safe. We are scheduling 25 people per hour between 1:00 pm […]

Online Lecture: Uncovering the Legacy of Idaho’s Chinese Pioneers

In the late nineteenth century, mining booms in Southern Idaho’s Boise Basin drew migrants from across the globe to what would briefly become the largest population center in the Pacific Northwest. In communities like Idaho City, Placerville, and Old Boston, nearly half of this population had been born in China. Today the Boise Basin is […]

Mineral Identification

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.  Her fields of work include geology, archaeology, and chemistry, in which she strives to maintain continuity between ancient and modern knowledge, believing that the two […]

Lecture: Mining and Ore Processing at the Standard Hill Gold Mine, CA

Standard Hill hosted several early 20th century gold mines in Kern County, California. This presentation will be a description of the various production steps of the most recent mining activity, from delineation of the ore in the pit to final recovery of gold and silver in a form ready for smelting. These same procedures continue […]