The majority of the specimens contained in the World Museum of Mining display cases were collected by Roy Garrett. Roy worked in Butte’s underground mines for over forty years. His first mining job was at the museum’s Orphan Girl Mine.

The majority of the specimens contained in the World Museum of Mining display cases were collected by Roy Garrett. Roy worked in Butte’s underground mines for over forty years. His first mining job was at the museum’s Orphan Girl Mine. His love of mining included a passion for collecting and trading minerals. Upon Roy’s death in 1990, his family donated the collection to the World Museum of Mining as that others could enjoy Roy’s hobby.

Pegasus Gold Corporation contributed the funds that allowed the Museum to construct the exhibit. We are deeply appreciative of the support that Pegasus Gold Corporation provided for the endeavor. Without the significant donation, it would not have been possible to exhibit Roy’s collection.

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