Museum is now open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am to 4pm.
The University of Arizona Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum is dedicated to providing public education, and the preservation of minerals and meteorites while also serving the research needs of professionals, students, and collectors. The collection is worldwide in scope, but with specific emphasis on minerals from Arizona and Mexico.
The Alfie Norville Gem and Mineral Museum is excited to welcome our new Director.
Violetta Wolf who will be joining the team in May.
Details coming soon.
Explore some of our collection!
The only way our museum collection grows is through donations and loans; We are thankful for those who support our museum. Below are some highlights of what is currently on display:
Location: Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer County, California, U.S.A.
Donated by: Hubert Charles de Monmonier
Calcite with oriented pyrite
Location: Chenzhou, Hunan Province, China
Loaned by: Dr. Robert Lavinsky
Location: Merelani Mine, Arusha Hills, Tanzania
Donated by: Ann and Ed David