Nevada’s Changing Earth

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Nevada’s Changing Earth, displays over 300 examples of rocks and minerals from Nevada and the western United States. One case alone has more than 180 specimens ranging from a Smoky Quartz crystal nearly 2 feet long and 11 inches wide to examples of native copper, silver, and gold. Other cases display specimens from throughout the geologic history of Nevada. Fossils that can be seen here include horn coral, ammonites up to 3 feet long, a replica ichthyosaur, petrified and opalized wood, and replicas of a mammoth and a horse.


Other Exhibits

Fueling the Boom: Chinese Woodcutters in the Great Basin 1870-1920

The exhibit highlights the significance of the woodcutting community near Chinese Camp (Aurora), Nevada, shedding light on the little-known history ... Read More

Changing Gallery

Our Nevada Stories: Objects Found in Time

Our Nevada Stories: Objects Found in Time is on display in the North Changing Gallery. Learn about the state symbols and ... Read More

Changing Gallery

Historic Carson City Mint

Take a walk through time at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. Your first step brings you into the ... Read More

Permanent Gallery