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Clement Mineral Museum

205 North Walker Street
270-965-4263

    The Vision:
                        In his biography, Ben Clement related that he was born on a farm in rural Tennessee and was inspired by a man who gave him a telescope and a book on astronomy. His uncle, the reverend Andres Clement, recognized in his young nephew an eagerness to learn, and took him into his Nashville, Tennessee, home to nurture hime in faith, science, and history as he attended college preparatory school.



Reviews

patti howell

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Thursday, May 31, 2018
This museum contains a valuable collection of fluorite and other minerals from this area. It also has specimens from around the world. The staff gives an informative tour. They are knowledgeable and kind. I was knocked over by their fluorescent and transparent exhibits. Prices on rocks and gifts are better than reasonable. If you are in the area, you must stop in. The experience is worth it!

Jama Bragg

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Sunday, July 8, 2018
This is one of the coolest things we've done. The children loved it and there were plenty of things for them to see and touch. The adults were just as much in awe as the kids. Small museum packed full of things to see.

Tessa Shewcraft

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Amazing place. The owners are extremely nice, down to earth & truly genuine people. His collections are unique & one of a kind! From glowing to radiant, literally! Always all about the kids & families. You see smiling faces & joy.

Todd Walters

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Sunday, June 3, 2018
This is a world renowned rock and mineral museum. They have rocks and minerals of nearly every kind found on the planet, and it's all diplayed professionally in clean and well lit cases. Experience hands on exhibits and learn about the knowledge that Ben Clement himself taught and passed down to his son, who now works in the museum. Participate in digs and stay for a viewing of naturally occurring fluorescent rocks displayed with special black lights. There is a gift shop full of fun and fascinating memorabilia to puchase in order to remind you about this special place when you leave. Prices are more than fair and the location is easily accessible with off street parking. This place is a rock hound's dream come true. I recommend that anyone wishing to learn more about our naturally occurring rocks and minerals to go and visit Ben Clement Mineral Museum on your next excursion!

Donna Sweatman

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
This museum is awesome! Minerals from all over the world which are nature made diamond shapes, to glow in the dark, to spiked shaped, and everything in between or anything you can imagine like a meteor, fossils and drill core rocks. History of mining operations with all kinds of instruments on display and many pictures. This place is SO much bigger than I would have imagined. The guide we had was a retired surveyor and he was very knowledgeable, which made everything so much more interesting. One of the best things about this museum is most things are out in the open and it's hands on, they incourage you to touch and feel most of the items. Then for an extra small fee, you can go outside in what looks like gravel piles and look for minerals, fossils and anything else you can find. A child with her grandmother found fossils and different minerals in the piles while we were there. It was all so amazing. If you're a rock hound or anything else you will really enjoy this museum and it's sad that it's really not better known as a place to visit. I've posted only a few of my favorite pictures, there's so much more to see.

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