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Legislature passes bill to reopen mining museum

The former buidling housing the former Arizona Department of Mines & Minerals and its museum has remained shuttered since it was closed in 2011. (Photo by Rachel Leingang/Arizona Capitol Times)

The Legislature has passed a bill to reopen the Mining and Mineral Museum that closed in 2011. Senate Bill 1200 by Republican Sen. Gail Griffin of Hereford transfers the stewardship of the museum from the Arizona Historical Society to the Arizona Geological Survey.

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Geological Survey, mines department complement each other

On Jan. 21, the Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources shut down operations when it ran out of money. However, the mines department’s governing board transferred custody of the department’s files and physical resources to the Arizona Geological Survey for one year, or until the Legislature takes further action, such as approving Gov. Jan Brewer’s proposal to consolidate the two agencies.

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