The University of Arizona has a world class mineral collection, but on campus museum space is very limited. Therefore, the UA is taking advantage of an opportunity to lease space in the old Pima County Courthouse. The historic building is currently being renovated, and is conveniently located only 6 blocks from the Convention Center where the annual Tucson gem and mineral show is held. In addition to a large display gallery, the UA will also be able to have a mineral research center in the new facility.
Reference: Jones, Bob, On the Rocks, Rock and Gem, January 2017, page 81