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Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum, Marion

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#5 of 6 in Childrens Museums in Kentucky
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The Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum is a 501(C)3 organization committed to the preservation of minerals and mining history for the purpose of educating students, educators, and the general public as it relates to the Kentucky/Illinois Fluorspar District and the effect minerals have on the daily lives of the general public.
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  • What a remarkable collection! I never dreamed I would find such a treasure in such a remote location.  more »
  • The Museum is remarkable, a lot of hard work has went in to display the minerals. The viewing along with some history of where they came from tells the story. It is a real must see.  more »
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  • One wouldn't think looking at a hunch of rocks would be fascinating but it is. This is a huge collection, accumulated over a lifetime. They are beautifully displayed. The folks that work there give the tours and they are very knowledgeable. The gift shop is a special treat that I really like. The first part of June every year there is the gem, mineral and fossil show. The vendors have beautiful pieces of hand crafted jewelry for sale and it's a fossil collectors dream. It's a really great way to spend a day!
  • My wife and I went by the Clement Mineral Museum on our anniversary on June 15, 2019. It was her idea and I kind of rolled my eyes mentally but we had a great time there. We had two guides that gave us personal tours of the facility. I didn't realize that Andrew Jackson had mine up there before he got into politics. The crystals they have there are incredible. They are constantly updating their facility with new exhibits. I was amazed with way florescent light made the various crystals glow. It was beautiful. It took a couple of hours to go through all their different rooms. Kind of reminded me of a mini Louvre (in Paris) but for mining and minerals history and with guides. I will definitely stop by again if I'm ever in the area. I took about 25 photos there that I will upload.
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