The Everett J. Ritchie Tri-State Mineral Museum
The museum has one of the world’s most exceptional collections of minerals found in the Tri-State Mining District***
Find out more about Joplin’s Lost Treasure.
Tools of the Trade Exhibit
Check out the many tools used by miners in the area during the area mining history. ***
Evolution of Mining
Check out the miniatures displaying the evolution of mining through the years.
No Mineral exhibit is complete without their collection of rocks that glow in the dark
Extensive collection of maps from the Tri-State mining area.
Mineral in Product Exhibit
Do we really want to know? Find out what minerals are in things you use every day.
Prehistoric Finds Exhibit
Long before we walked this area. Creatures from another time left us some interesting reminders that they were here.