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Arizona Minerals and Mining Museums

Apache Junction

Superstition Mountain Lost Dutchman Museum
Includes exhibits on the geology of the area, military history, mining artifacts from the town of Goldfield, and, of course, an exhibit on Jacob Waltz and the Lost Dutchman Mine. Admission fee. Open Daily 9:00 am 4:00 pm. Located at Goldfield Ghost town, four miles northeast of Apache Junction on the Apache Trail (State Route 88). Phone: 480-983-8888.

Bisbee

Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum
Displays on mining and life in this mining town at the turn of the century. Admission fee. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm daily. 5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, AZ 85603. Phone: 520-432-7071

Flagstaff

Museum of Northern Arizona
A museum of the history and culture of the Colorado Plateau, displays include geologic models, fossils, and mineral specimens. Admission fee. Located three miles north of Flagstaff on U.S. Highway 180, Open daily 9 am - 5 pm, except Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Phone: 928-774-5213

Phoenix

Wells Fargo History Museum - Phoenix
A small, well executed museum located in Wells Fargo's downtown Phoenix complex. Historical displays depict Wells Fargo's presence in Arizona. It includes many interesting exhibits concerning Arizona history and mining. Open weekdays from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Free. Located north of the main lobby at 145 West Adams, Phoenix, AZ 85003. Phone: 602-378-1852

Tempe

Robert S. Dietz Museum of Geology
Arizona State University. Includes mineral displays as well as vertebrate fossils, a Focault pendulum, and a working seismograph. Free admission. Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon. Located in ASU's Physical Sciences Complex, F-Wing. Phone: 480-965-7065
Center for Meteorite Studies
Arizona State University. The Center for Meteorite Studies is home to the world’s largest university-based meteorite collection. Free admission. Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 p.m. Located in ASU's Physical Sciences Complex, C-wing, room 139.

Tucson

Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum
This world-renown zoo and botanical garden also features a faux limestone cave, an exceptional collection of regional minerals, fossils, and geology exhibits. Admission fee. March - September: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm. October - February: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. June-September open until 10:00 pm on Saturday nights. Located west of Tucson on 2021 N. Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ 85743-8918. Phone: 520-883-1380
Asarco Mineral Discovery Center
Exhibits illustrate the deposition, extraction, and uses of copper. Hands-on exhibits, video theater, cactus garden, picnic area. Free admission. 15 mi. south of Tucson on I-19 at Pima Mine Road. Phone: 520-625-7513
University of Arizona Mineral Museum
Over 1900 minerals on display as well as an additional 6,000+ micro mount specimens. Admission fee. Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Located on the north east corner of University Boulevard and Cherry Avenue, on the University of Arizona campus in the Flandrau Science Center. Phone: 520-621-4227