Because we don’t wish to “warehouse” material thereby making them inaccessible to the public, working with others, we are developing plans to place displays at appropriate public locations and museums around the state.
The historic pieces of equipment and world class mineral and gem collection will remain prominently displayed. These objects are after all, the heart of any exhibit or program reflecting the importance and history of Arizona’s mining industry. Using modern display techniques, there is ample room for the continued prominence of the mineral exhibition. We understand that one of the reasons this collection is “world class” is its comprehensive and integrated nature. Separating these valuable specimens would diminish both their value and impact.