Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Restoration of Arizona mineral museum?

Senator Ableser ( is introducing Senate Bill 1017 to restore the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum . If the bill becomes law, it will assign management responsibility to a state agency with appropriate scientific and technical credentials. That agency is the Arizona Geological Survey. The AZGS agency already archives the extensive and historic collection of Arizona mining and mineral records that were abandoned in 2010 when the Arizona Historical Society executed the hostile takeover of the mineral museum.  Therefore, the bill would reunite the states irreplaceable collection of mineral specimens with their supporting documentation files.


  1. Thank you for your blog. Please keep posting. Our family and so many others spent hours learning about Arizona's rich mining history, the minerals of our fine earth and the art of lapidary.

  2. It's about time that the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum is back where it belongs.