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Boise, ID 83712 (Next to the Old Pen)

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Lecture: Polymorph and Pseudomorph Minerals

Presented by Dr. Terry Panhorst Focus: A description of variations in mineral structure and alteration of chemical composition. The museum is following Covid guidelines so attendance is limited to 10 participants. Museum Members Free, Non-members $5. You can join the museum from our website www.idahomuseum.org.  We have a cool Gift Shop in case you want to shop. […]

Lecture: Polymorph and Pseudomorph Minerals

Presented by Dr. Terry Panhorst Focus: A description of variations in mineral structure and alteration of chemical composition. The museum is following Covid guidelines so attendance is limited to 10 participants. Museum Members Free, Non-members $5. You can join the museum from our website www.idahomuseum.org.  We have a cool Gift Shop in case you want to shop. […]

Museum Tour and Discussion

IMMG Board President Steve Cox is leading a tour on August 1 at 1pm. Join him for a 45-minute museum tour, with the remainder of the time for individual discovery. Pre-registration is required. Museum Tour and Discussion Participants are limited to 15 for this unique personal tour of our beautiful and small museum. You'll see […]

Building and Understanding a Seismometer

Ted Channel built the seismometer located at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology (IMMG). He will explain how he created it, what got him interested in seismology, as well as how you can build your own seismometer. He’ll talk about earthquakes in Idaho and elsewhere in the world that are recorded on his personally-built […]

Lecture: How the Yellowstone Hotspot dominated Northwest Geology for 56 million years

This presentation is back by popular demand. Awareness of the Yellowstone Hotspot begins with the first evidence of the Yellowstone mantle plume some 56 million years ago when it was offshore western North America and created the huge oceanic plateau called Siletzia. We will follow the hotspot track through time and explain how it may […]

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 […]

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 […]