Mineral Monday: Mine Cage

For this week's episode of Mineral Monday, Garrett takes us back in time to the early days of mining on the Comstock here in our home state of Nevada.

The mine cage can be found upstairs in the Keck Museum's mining history collection.

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4/30/2018 | By: Jennifer Sande |

Mineral Monday is a weekly video series exploring the many amazing minerals, fossils, and historic objects on display at the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum as told by museum curator Garrett Barmore. This week, Garrett takes us back in time to the early days of mining on the Comstock here in our home state of Nevada.

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Located in the Mackay School of Mines building at the University of Nevada, Reno, the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The Keck Museum houses an outstanding collection of minerals, ores, fossil specimens, and photographs, in addition to mining related relics. The museum is also home to some of the spectacular Mackay Silver Collection, created by Tiffany & Co., for John Mackay and completed in 1878.

For directions and museum details, visit unr.edu/keck

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