Doors will be open at 7:00 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7:30 p.m.
FOR: TGMS Members and open to the public!
GUEST SPEAKER: Gary Carter -- After graduation from the Idaho School of Mines, Gary enjoyed a 36 year career in Education. He has curator work experience of mineral collections, developed geology education exhibits, researched areas of mining history, and written several articles for the Mineralogical Record magazine. In 2012, Gary completed a 100+ page research report on the “Revised History of the Vulture Mine” (to which he continues to have addendums). The report has been accepted by the Arizona Historical Society, the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Sharlot Hall Archives and Library, and the Arizona Mining and Mineral Center. For the past 3 years, he has given presentations on Vulture History to libraries, museums and groups throughout Arizona. He has been an avid mineral collector since the late 1960’s.
LECTURE TITLE: "Early Arizona and The Vulture Gold Mine" -- The Vulture Gold Mine , near Wickenburg, Az., was the first big gold mine in Arizona Territory. The mine, discovered in 1863 by Henry Wickenburg had that boom or bust aura common to many of the early mines. It operated off and on into the 1980’s. The Vulture and its personalities supplied the impetus for the development of early Arizona—especially Central Arizona.
For the past five years I have been researching, writing and giving Power Point presentations on Vulture Mine History. Legends and myths abound and part of the presentation will address those falsehoods.
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