Come explore the fascinating world of minerals, gems and fossils with the over 2,000 specimens on display at the UA Mineral Museum. Located on the lower level of Flandrau, this world-class collection will have you mesmerized with the intricate beauty perfectly created through the geologic forces happening beneath our feet. There are so many specimens on display, you are sure to be intrigued by the countless combinations of forms and colors.
Since it was officially recognized in 1919, the Mineral Museum has accumulated over 35,000 mineral specimens in the main collection and over 7,000 in the micromount collection. The collection currently represents 1,561 different species from all over the world.
Current displays include spectacular native silver, copper and gold, gemstones, meteorites from localities around the world, amazing fossils, and much more. See select specimens from the special collections of:
- The Hubert David De Monmonier Collection
- The Mark Le Font Mineral Collection
- The Bill and Robbie McCarty Arizona Miniatures Mineral Collection
- The Dr. Ed David Collection
- The Meirean Collection
- The Robert Lavinsky Collection
- The Flagg Mineral Foundation Collection
- The Princeton Collection
- Pre-1900 Arizona Specimens
- Somewhere in the Rainbow: A Modern Gem & Jewelery Collection
- Gem-A The Gemological Association of Great Britain
The Mineral Museum first started conducting tours during the 1950’s and continues to do so today. During the university school year (August through May), school groups can visit the Mineral Museum during their Flandrau Field Trip.