Bill would have AZGS establish state mining and mineral museum
Arizona State Representative Ed Ablesar has introduced Senate Bill 1023, Restoration of the Mining and Mineral Museum, adding language to statute that says, "The Arizona geological survey shall maintain a mining and mineral museum as the state depository for collecting, cataloging and displaying mining artifacts and specimens of various ores, gemstones and lapidary material and other valuable mineral specimens."
Sen. Ablesar introduced similar legislation the past three years but none of the bills came out of committee. The intent is to replace the former Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum in Phoenix that had been run by the Arizona Dept. of Mines and Mineral Resources.