Mining Museums in Arizona

Information about mining museums and other mining attractions in Arizona .

Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum
Phoenix museum featuring a collection of nearly 20,000 minerals, rocks, fossils and artifacts. Located in the Polly Rosenbaum Building (formerly the historic Shriner's Auditorium) in Phoenix.

Ajo Historical Society Museum
Features the history of the mining town of Ajo and the surrounding regin's copper mining history. Located inside St. Catherine's Indian Mission on Mission Street in the town of Ajo.

Aarco Mineral Discovery Center
Includes exhibits illustrating the earth's natural copper forming process and explaining how miners extract copper from the rocks to produce 99.99% pure copper metal. Offers tours of the Mission Open Pit Copper Mine.

Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum

Mistress Gold Mine in Cave Creek
I think this 1883 gold mine located about 10 miles northeast of Carefree closed in 2004 or 2005. At one ttime the mine had displays of antique mining tools and offered geology lessons.

Castle Dome Mines Museum

Clemenceau Heritage Museum
Includes permanent displays of a schoolroom, interiors of an early 20th century home, artifacts and photographs of mining, ranching and farming activities in Arizona's Verde Valley since the white settlers arrived in the second half of the 19th century.

Goldfield Ghost Town and Mine Tours

New Cornelia Open Pit Mine Lookout
Offers a panoramic view across a two mile wide open pit mine on Indian Village Road just outside of Ajo Arizona.

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