Alfie Norville Gem and Mineral Museum

ASARCO Mineral Discovery Center

115 N. Church Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 621-7433
gemandmineralmuseum.arizona.edu

The UA Alife Norville Gem & Mineral Museum is housed in the south wing of the Historic Pima County Courthouse on the street side alongside the restored colonnade and courtyard. The Museum features a 12,000 SF exhibition hall showcasing an array of magnificent gems and outstanding mineral specimens. Each gallery takes the visitor on a different tour, covering the evolution of minerals on earth, regional minerals and mining, technological uses of minerals, and from large show-stopping specimens to tiny, intricate precious gems. Interior structures were designed in tandem with the exhibit design team to signal each new space on the visitor’s journey. The facility displays pieces such as: a 400-pound malachite specimen from the Democratic Republic of the Congo; a 410-pound silver nugget found outside Globe; a 210-pound Azurite specimen from the late 1880s; the Wells Fargo Arizona Gold Collection; and a display of gem and mineral art pieces created by local artist Nicolai Medvedev

Open Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm.

Reservations are not needed.