Sunday, August 19, 2012

Why continue Mineral Museum Madness?

The hostile takeover of the mineral museum occurred over two years ago, and the museum was destroyed over a year ago.  Today, the empty building is serving no useful purpose except for holding up the new solar panels. Why continue this blog?

Because the purpose of the blog, as originally stated in the “about me” section (under the rock hammer) is to recover the mineral collection from the AHS and have it reassigned to another agency with appropriate scientific credentials. That could be a state university or the Arizona Geological Survey. The latter option would reunite the collection with the supporting documentation.

Each year, there is an opportunity for legislation to achieve that objective. In 2013, there is an additional, alternate possibility. The AHS has a ten year sunset review, and can perhaps be eliminated. Its original purpose is now redundant to the Arizona State Library. All historic documents now housed by the AHS could be consolidated with others already in the library. Historically significant artifacts could be consolidated with the collection in the Arizona Capitol Museum. Arizona taxpayers would save well over 5 million dollars per year.

How long will the objective of this blog be pursued?

Family history suggests the author may live another twenty years or more.

Postings will probably be much less frequent because there currently appears to be little if any activity involving the Arizona Experience Museum fiasco. However, this blog will continue reporting (as it becomes available) news involving:

  • The Arizona mineral collection
  • The Arizona Experience Museum boondoggle
  • The Arizona History Museum (Rio Salado) boondoggle
  • The Marley Center Museum boondoggle
  • The AHS sunset review


  1. Long live our rockhammer friend Dick!!!!

  2. I have a game called Museum Madness from 1994, it is a MECC game that runs on the DOS system and I am trying to figure out how to use it on my windows 7 but it won't even let me install it. When I put the disc in, the automatic prompt does not give me the option to install it. I opened the file folder and when I try to install it manually, it says that it is not compatible with my 64-bit windows. Does anyone have any suggestions?