Nevada Rocks

January 27, 2021 - Las Vegas, NV - A new geology exhibit, created in partnership with the Nevada Division of Minerals, with funding provided by the Commission on Mineral Resources, is now open at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. The exhibit explores Nevada’s geologic past and explains where we get many of the minerals we use every day. Specimens magnified by microscope, virtual mine tours from the Nevada Mining Association, graphics from the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, and more, allow museum visitors to explore the geology of Nevada.

Marilyn Gillespie, Executive Director of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum shared, “We really enjoyed working with the Division of Minerals and are thankful that they were willing to create this exhibit to educate our community. It truly highlights the unique geology of our state.”

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The exhibit is included with museum admission and will be included in homeschool group tours. Interviews with the geologists who created the exhibit are available via the Museum’s Facebook page at no cost.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is open daily from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. Tickets are available online at or at the door.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum began in 1989 with a small group of citizens who knew the community would benefit from the educational resources it could provide. After very humble beginnings, this private non-profit museum is now a Smithsonian Affiliate, accredited with the American Alliance of Museums, and is a federal and state repository for fossils and artifacts. From the desert to the ocean, from Nevada to Africa, from prehistoric times to the present, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum takes visitors of all ages on a learning adventure around the world.

Please visit, follow on Facebook at Las Vegas Natural History Museum; and @LVHNMuseum on Twitter and Instagram. For additional information, please call (702) 384-3466.

The State of Nevada Commission on Mineral Resources: Division of Minerals encourages and assists in the responsible exploration for and the production of minerals, oil, gas, and geothermal energy which are economically beneficial to the State. The Division provides for public safety by identifying, ranking and securing dangerous conditions at mines that are no longer operating, and collecting and disseminating information on exploration, production and related topics.

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