Arizona's Best Minerals

Our goal is to have Arizona's best mineral specimens on display throughout the museum.  We will strive to have world class minerals that represent not only Arizona's copper industry, but all the mining industries that were so vital.   The Flagg Mineral Foundation is a vital partner in this effort and they have a similar charter of helping youth programs.   Private collectors also play a very important role as they loan some of their finest minerals to our secure exhibit in order to show visitors stunning specimens.  Our Outreach Program brings rocks and minerals right into the classroom, and our volunteers help teach fundamental geology.  Thousands of children acquire their first rock collection of 12 rocks, minerals or fossils through our egg carton program at rock and gem shows and science fairs, thus starting their mineral journey.

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