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Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum

Jul 24, 2017

Longtime mining museum volunteers usher in new era

The Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum welcomed more than 40,000 children across the state each year before it closed in 2011, but it will soon be rockin’ again under new ownership.

May 15, 2017

Arizona mining museum set to reopen

A shuttered museum that once housed thousands of minerals, crystals, rocks and fossils will open its doors for the first time in years after backers in the Legislature succeeded in reviving the location.

Mar 26, 2015

Bill would reopen mining museum, but budget problems remain

The former Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum near the state Capitol could be open again if a bill moving through the Legislature passes.

May 6, 2014

Years later, not much to show for state Mining and Mineral Museum’s closure

For Sandra Sawyer, the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum was seeing her son’s eyes widen before a large purple amethyst.

May 3, 2011

Arizona mining museum in Phoenix closes

The Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum near the State Capitol has closed a month earlier than expected. As the building's overseer, the Arizona Historical Society had originally planned to shutter the museum at the end of the school year.