A promise to be fulfilled

The new University of Arizona Gem & Mineral Museum will bring globally renowned scientists to Tucson and set off an explosion of tourism. It will make the University of Arizona the center of the Earth sciences universe and unify the mineralogy community that revolves around it. 

In order to take advantage of this opportunity, the museum must raise a minimum of $15 million. The renovation at the Pima County Courthouse is targeted for completion in 2020.

We know we can meet this challenge, and we can do so very quickly. Let’s turn this historic building into a world-famous museum and world-class destination for Earth scientists. Since you are recognized as someone with a vital interest in the project, we’d like to ask for your help in making this vision a reality.

Help us make your museum a reality.


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We are honored to be included in the Graeme Family's wishes to remember Richard "Dick" Graeme. The museum has made a memorial fund dedicated to honoring Dick's memory and legacy. We as a museum, are extremely grateful for everything Dick and the Graeme Family has done for the museum. Without them, the museum would not be where we are today.

To learn about how to honor Dick, Click Here

Photo Credit: Peter Kresen


Jeff Scovil
Gold specimen from museum collection