"Harvard is the granddaddy" of mineral collections, said Professor Bob Downs, Curator of the University of Arizona Mineral Museum, as he welcomed an overflow crowd of several hundred people to the unveiling of the American Mineral Heritage: The Harvard Collection at the University of Arizona’s Mineral Museum on February 5th.
In April, the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) launched a new digital collection of Arizona’s mining history.
From alabaster to zinc, this is the earliest volume of Arizona minerals and rocks published by the Arizona State Bureau of Mines. Rough locations are provided for each entry. The first formal publication of an Arizona Geological Survey predecessor agency began in 1915 while Charles Willis was director.