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Earthquakes, Chukars and Millionaires: The Mackay Mines Story

October 24, 2014

Learn the exciting story behind the second oldest museum in Nevada! "Earthquakes, Chukars, and Millionaires: The Mackay Mines Story" is an exhibit celebrating the last one hundred years of the Mackay Mines Building and its museum, the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum.

The exhibit celebrates Nevada's sesquicentennial, and it will be interactive and encourage visitor participation; for example, visitors will see and have an opportunity to attempt a 1920s geology exam.

The exhibit is free and open to the public, and it is available for viewing through February 1, 2015.

The museum is open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be open on the 1st Saturday of the month from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is available near the information booth located at the Center Street entrance to the University, or in the parking garage north of the Mackay School of Mines building.

The exhibit is funded in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities, Nevada's nonprofit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information regarding this event:

Contact: W.M. Keck Earth Science & Mineral Engineering Museum Phone: (775) 784-4528
W.M. Keck Earth Science & Mineral Engineering Museum
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557-0168
United States
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