The University of Arizona Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum is dedicated to providing public education and the preservation of its natural history collection while also serving the research needs of professionals, students, and collectors. The collection is worldwide in scope, but with specific emphasis on minerals from Arizona and Mexico.

Explore some of our collection!

The only way our museum collection grows is through donations and loans; We are thankful for those who support our museum.  Below are some highlights of what is currently on display:



Location: Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer County, California, U.S.A.
Donated by: Hubert Charles de Monmonier 

Calcite with oriented pyrite

Location: Chenzhou, Hunan Province, China

Loaned by: Dr. Robert Lavinsky

Diopside Mineral from UAGMM Collection


Location: Merelani Mine, Arusha Hills, Tanzania

Donated by: Ann and Ed David