Much of the Sid and Betty
Williams Laboratory for Mineralogical Research has been transferred
to the not-for-profit foundation at the Sterling Hill Mining
Museum. In conjunction with the not-for-profit Franklin Mineral
Museum, a joint effort between the two museums will now have
excellent mineral identification capability as a result of
the Hudson Institute's grant.
Other equipment donations
have gone to the University of Arizona, the Center for Investigation
of Native and Ancient Quarries and others.
We will continue to consider
donations of working analytical equipment, thin sections,
polished sections, microscopes or other useful tools for our
educational programs, in addition to labeled mineral specimens
from any locality.
The Institute received Internal
Revenue Service approval for tax exempt status as specified
under section 501( c)(3) of the IRS Code in 2004. As such,
donations to the Institute, whether in cash or materials,
are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.