There's a story in today's Arizona [Phoenix] Republic titled, Bill would reopen Arizona mining museum that provides the background and driving forces behind Senate Bill 1023, introduced by Sen. Eddie Ableser, (D-Tempe), that would direct the Arizona Geological Survey to establish a mining and mineral museum. Similar bills were introduced in the previous two sessions.
Rep. Russ Jones (R-Yuma) is quoted as saying that "The Arizona Geological Survey would require a huge sum of money and an increase in staffing to restore the museum."
To elaborate on that, we have not made any estimates on what it would take to carry out the provisions of the bill if it were to be enacted. While many advocates of a mineral museum urge reopening the former facility, there is nothing in the bill mandating where it would be located. [Right, home of the former Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum in Phoenix]