The Museum represented a truly positive scientific experience that was very informative as well as very friendly to all that visited. Unlike many other museums, the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum was very informal, but still very professional. Sue and I took pride in being very available to visitors as well as being very scientifically accurate in what we told visitors. The Museum was a unique gem in Phoenix. It was a great loss, both scientifically and historically when it closed its doors to the public and to the thousands of school children who will miss a great opportunity for an exposure to this aspect of geology.