The Adventure Continues… Mining Museum
I’ve never been all that interested in learning about rocks and minerals, but after watching this episode of California’s Golden Parks, I’m seriously thinking about a road trip to Mariposa to get a closer look at this particular collection. I had no idea that California has not only an official state rock but also a state mineral, a state gemstone, and an official state fossil! There are some truly beautiful and amazing specimens from all over the world to be found in this museum; but I think my favorite item from the episode was the complex working model of a stamp mill built in San Francisco back in 1900.
Huell drops by the California State Mining and Mineral Museum in Mariposa to see our state’s official collection of more than 13,000 minerals, rocks, gems, historic artifacts and fossils.