Only one Miss America crown is as unique as the one on display at the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum. The tiara, which contains several different gemstones, was worn by Miss Colorado for the first time in July 1973.
The crown features a
Exploration geologists can devote entire careers to searching for undiscovered mineral deposits without ever chalking up a find. But for those who do, it’s tremendously rewarding, and many go on to more discoveries.
In 2001, graduate student
A smile sets in on Dr. Ramona Graves’ face as she gazes through the soaring panels of glass in the nearly finished lobby of Marquez Hall, the smell of fresh paint permeating as an electric saw whines from a distant hallway.
“It just feels special,”
In the basement of Alderson Hall, in a lab painted butter yellow and crimson with soaring, utilitarian square concrete pillars, amongst a hodgepodge of machine room detritus and laboratory equipment, is a non-descript apparatus that does something