Rocks, gems and minerals…oh my! Geology is what gives insight into the Earth’s deepest secrets. Begin in the abyss, a star-studded darkness representing billions of years of unrecorded time. Emerge from this vast emptiness to discover a monumental geologic cross section of the Black Hills that shows how this region was formed over the course of 2.5 billion years.
The South Dakota history is a vast one and the geology of the Black Hills greatly attribute to how the history of our region was formed and how the land around us was created. The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Museum of Geology will help you discover the history of the land, fossils, and any number of geological items that could lead to learning more about South Dakota history.
As you dive deep into the geological surveys of the Black Hills, you will be plunged into a South Dakota history so rich in fossils and geological study, you will not recognize the Black Hills you have grown to know and love for so many years. Learn how the hills were formed over the past 2.5 billion years and dig deeper into artifacts and fossils supplied by the Museum of Geology at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.
When gazing out upon the tree studded Black Hills or the rolling and dessert like Badlands, it’s hard to believe that dinosaurs used to roam these lands. However, South Dakota history is rich in geological history and you will learn about the geology that helped form the land you see now. As you continue your journey, you will learn not only how the hills were formed, but how they are utilized and enjoyed by not only visitors, but Black Hills residents and the Lakota people to help enrich their lives. South Dakota history is rich and the geology of the land is only a small, though intriguing, portion of that history.
The Journey Museum & Learning Center regularly adds new events, exhibits, and features to the expansive museum, covering American history, Black Hills history, and Native American culture.
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