Welcome to the University of Arizona Gem & Mineral Museum
The University of Arizona Gem & Mineral Museum is dedicated to providing public education and the preservation of minerals and meteorites while also serving the research needs of professionals, students and collectors. The collection is world-wide in scope, but with specific emphasis on minerals from Arizona and Mexico.
Funded through Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, and sponsored in part by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc. and the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society.
UA Mineral Museum Receives Its Largest Donation of Minerals Ever
The UA department of geosciences’ Mineral Museum recently received the largest single donation in the museum’s history – more than 8,000 mineral samples, including about 1,000 species the museum did not have. The donated samples will be used for research and may help identify rocks on Mars.
Somewhere In The Rainbow presents A Modern Gem and Jewelry Collection
The specimens in this exquisite collection of gems, gemstones, and minerals have been specially selected to engage the public with the beauty, science, history and geography of gemstones.
Somewhere In The Rainbow, an organization dedicated to expanding public knowledge and appreciation of gemstones, has curated this exhibit in collaboration with the UA Mineral Museum, the American Gem Trade Association, and the Gemmological Institute of Great Britain (known as Gem-A).
UA Gem And Mineral Museum Moving
The University of Arizona Geosciences Department has set its sights on expansion for decades, and this dream is becoming a reality. We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to call the stunning Pima County Corthouse our new home. We are set to expand our scope and presence with a state-of-the-art University of Arizona Gem And Mineral Museum.