California State Mining & Mineral Museum "solution" is in works
The California State Mining and Mineral Museum will stay open for the immediate future, State Parks spokesman Dennis Weber told THE GAZETTE on Friday.
Parks officials are working on "a long-term solution," to keep the museum operating, Weber added.
The museum is being allocated a limited amount of funding through a budget deal signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday.
"We don't know how long it will stay open, but it's good news," said Ron Iudice, president of the California State Mining and Mineral Museum Association.
As of Friday, museum curator Darci Moore and other personnel are no longer packing the museum's collection for storage.
"My understanding is that (packing) has been halted," Weber said.
"We got a reprieve," Weber said. "It's giving us time to find a long-term solution for the museum."