Saturday, August 2, 2008
Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum
I thought I should post a picture of the museum that houses the statue featured yesterday. This museum commemorates the mining industry. Arizona is the nation’s number one mining state with the largest value of non-fuel mineral production in the country. The collection of minerals in this museum is said to be one of the finest in the world. Early in Arizona’s history, the state’s economy relied on the five “C’s”, Copper, Cotton, Cattle, Citrus, and Climate. This museum highlights the importance of copper as well as other mining.
If you think the building looks a little exotic to have always been a mineral museum, you would be right. The museum is housed in a historic building that was once the El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium.