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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum gets nearly $2 million gift of gems

By Joe Vaccarelli

The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum got a big surprise when it inherited $1.75 million in materials from a woman with seemingly no connection to the school.

Hilja Herfurth passed away in June and in her will left nearly 800 pieces of minerals, gems and meteorites to the museum, which they received in August…  Read more…