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The donation and commitment for the Arthur Roe Micromount Collection and Memorial Endowment for Conservation and Education were made by the family of Arthur "Art" Roe and his wife, Barbara Roe.
The specimen of the mineral stibnite was extracted in 2003 from the Wuling Mine in southeastern China and is exceptionally rare for its size, intricacy and quality.
A lunar rock collected during the 1971 Apollo 15 mission is on display until mid-August at the Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum. It is the largest moon rock NASA loans to museums.
The College of Science Lecture Series returns in person this month to explore how minerals can reveal secrets of the past, power our present and be sustainably mined in the future.
After four years of renovations, the Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum has officially opened in its new space in the Pima County Historic Courthouse – complete with a world-class collection that includes Tucson's "own little Hope Diamond" and other rare items.
The new museum, at the historic Pima County Courthouse in downtown Tucson, will display more than 2,200 gems and minerals.