Mines receives treasure trove of gems and minerals

By Christy Steadman

The late Hilja Herfurth’s first love was the opera. But closely following that was her passion for gems and minerals.The latter could have been influenced by her late husband Gerry, said Ed Raines, the collections manager at the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, which recently received $1.75 million worth of minerals, gems and meteorites from Hilja Herfurth’s estate…  Read more…