The Geominero Museum is a unit of the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain, Public Research Organization of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, whose headquarters is located. Because of its functional dependence, it is a State owned museum managed by a Public Research Organization.
The objectives of the Geominero Museum are to conserve, investigate and disseminate the richness and diversity of the geological, paleontological and mineralogical heritage through the important collections of minerals, rocks and fossils from all Spanish regions and ancient colonial territories, as well as from deposits meanings of the world record.
The continued enhancement of the funds through its research and dissemination through thematic catalogs, has placed the Museum among the most important of its nature in Spain.
To the scientific importance of these collections, it is necessary to add the historical value of them, since their origin goes back to the creation of the Commission of the Geological Map of Spain in 1849; since then they have been nourished by the work carried out by the IGME over more than 150 years of geological and mining research.