(520) 322-5773

tgms@tgms.org

TGMS General Meeting
Jan
30
7:00 pm19:00

TGMS General Meeting

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: Brad Ross, PhD. PE-- Professor of Practice and Assistant Director for the Institute of Mineral Resources at the University of Arizona.  He has over 40 years’ experience in the mining industry and was fortunate to work for some of the largest copper, uranium and coal mines in the world, - helping to solve difficult problems and mentor outstanding individuals.  Although he has worked in a number of locations and positions, the most difficult and challenging job was in 2013 when Rio Tinto sent him in to the historic Bingham Canyon Mine near Salt Lake City, Utah to help prepare for and recover from the largest mining highwall failure in history – the massive Manefay Slide.  Brad has since written a book called “Rise to the Occasion – Lessons from the Bingham Canyon Manefay Slide”.

LECTURE TITLE: "The Massive Manefay Slide" -- The Manefay slide was by far the largest in mining history.  Over 144 million tons of rock and debris burst out of the wall of the mine and traveled over 1 ½ miles in approximately 90 seconds.  Anything in the path of the landslide, such as large mining shovels and trucks, were either destroyed or simply shoved out of the way.  This talk will describe what happened and why.  It will also discuss how the mine was able to predict the failure before it happened to keep everyone safe and then recover from this massive event when most people thought the mine would never operate again. 

Refreshments served.

For more information, contact the TGMS office.

TGMS MicroMineral Room
Feb
9
Feb 12

TGMS MicroMineral Room

  • Tucson Convention Center

2017 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®

"Mineral Treasures of the Midwest"

WHEN:  February 9 - 12, 2017

HOURS: Thursday thru Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm         Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

The 2017 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® will continue to host the successful MicroMineral Room for the full four days of the Show on the Galleria Level. In conjunction with the Arthur Roe Micromount Symposium, the MicroMineral Room will be open throughout the show as a meeting place for micromineral collectors. The room will feature tables and chairs, microscopes, an area stocked with give-away minerals, and an area with microminerals for sale. We encourage collectors to stop by to visit, relax, talk about microminerals, trade specimens, and make new friends in the hobby.

An area out front in the Galleria will be used for education so we can show the micromineral hobby to others and explain what our particular interest in mineralogy is all about.


You are encouraged to donate appropriate give-away material if you can. The give-away area will be replenished each day. The room will close during the Arthur Roe Symposium and reopen immediately after.


For more information, contact TGMS at (520) 322-5773 or tgms@tgms.org.

Tucson Gem & Mineral Society presents ...
Feb
9
Feb 12

Tucson Gem & Mineral Society presents ...

  • Tucson Convention Center

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®

"Mineral Treasures of the Midwest"

February 09 – 12, 2017

Open to the Public!

For days, times and discount ticket information: Click Here!

For a complete list of the 2017 TGMS Retail Dealers: Click Here!

Arthur Roe Memorial Micromount Symposium: Click Here!

Junior Education Area hours: Click Here!

For information on the "Grand Prize Giveaway": Click Here!

For information on the "Saturday Night Program" - 2/11/17: Click Here!

Mineral Photo Contest information: Click Here!

2017 TGMS "Grand Prize Giveaway"
Feb
9
Feb 11

2017 TGMS "Grand Prize Giveaway"

  • Tucson Convention Center

2017 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®

“GRAND PRIZE”

6.38ct Rhodolite and .03 ct Diamond 18kt Pendant (hand engraved in Florence, Italy), with a 14kt Italian chain

From: Stardust by Meelheim & Scott

Booth # 501-503

The drawing is held on Sunday, February 12th at 3:30 p.m.

Follow the signs to the "Giveaway Booth" in the Arena

2017 TGMS Micromount Symposium
Feb
10
9:30 am09:30

2017 TGMS Micromount Symposium

  • Tucson Convention Center

2017 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®                            

Friday, February 10, 2017

This symposium is open to the public and free of charge

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM     Arthur Roe Memorial Micromount Symposium

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM   Welcome and Scope Setup

Symposium Talks are held in the Turquoise Ballroom:

10 AM - 10:45 AM - Lecture by Mr. Robert Rothenberg - Turquoise Ballroom

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM - Lecture by Mr. Ron Gibbs - Turquoise Ballroom

12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM   "Freebie" Table, Socializing, Specimen Trading Session

TGMS Field Trip
Feb
25
8:00 am08:00

TGMS Field Trip

MISSION MINE - MISSION MINE COMPLEX

FOR: TGMS Members Only!

WHEN: NOW CHANGED TO - Saturday, February 25, 2017

TIME: 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Must be a TGMS Member in good standing of the Society at the TGMS General Meeting preceding the trip in order to participate.

Sign-up sheets and trip information will be available at the January 9th TGMS General Meeting.

Please read the "TGMS Field Trip Rules"     

Please read the AFMS field trip collecting "Code of Ethics"

TGMS Field Trip Release Form, this form must be filled out by TGMS Members when going on a TGMS sponsored field trip.

For more information on this field trip, contact the TGMS office.


Micromount Meeting
Jan
16
6:30 pm18:30

Micromount Meeting

  • Tucson Gem and Mineral Society

FOR: TGMS Members Only

WHEN: Monday, January 16, 2017

DOOR OPEN: 6:30 pm

TIME: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

WHERE: 3727 E. Blacklidge Drive

Bring your equipment and specimens to share and examine.  Or just come and learn from others.  

For more information, contact the TGMS office.

TGMS Field Trip
Jan
14
10:00 am10:00

TGMS Field Trip

Tombstone Mine Tour - Tombstone, Arizona

FOR: TGMS Members Only!

WHEN: Saturday, January 14, 2017

TIME: 10:10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Must be a TGMS Member in good standing of the Society at the TGMS General Meeting preceding the trip in order to participate.

Sign-up sheets and trip information will be available at the January 9th TGMS General Meeting.  $15.00 fee due when signing up for this tour.  This trip is a half-mile hike underground ... to read more about the trip and what you should be wearing plus what equipment you need to bring with you; Click here!

Please read the "TGMS Field Trip Rules"                  

Please read the AFMS Field Trip collecting "Code of Ethics"

TGMS Field Trip Release Form, this form must be filled out by TGMS Members when going on a TGMS sponsored field trip.

For more information on this field trip, contact the TGMS office.

Mineral Madness
Jan
12
Jan 16

Mineral Madness

Mineral Madness

Saturday, Sunday and Monday
January 14 to 16, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(Members Only Preview & Sale
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.)

Whether you’re an amateur rock hound, novice or serious collector, at the Desert Museum’s annual Mineral Madness event you can discover why geology rocks

For more information: Click Here!

TGMS Educational Class
Jan
10
7:00 pm19:00

TGMS Educational Class

  • Tucson Gem and Mineral Society

FOR: TGMS Members Only!

WHEN:  Tuesday, January 10 , 2017

DOORS OPEN: 6:30 pm

CLASS TIME:  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

WHERE:  3727 E. Blacklidge Drive

TOPIC: “Garnet - Part Two” -- Discussing the nomenclature and several interesting aspects, i.e. use of the varietal names, causes of color plus a few specific garnets from well-know "collector" localities.

INSTRUCTOR:  Bill Shelton

Sign-up sheets will be available at the January 9th TGMS General Meeting.

For more information, contact the TGMS office.

TGMS General Meeting
Jan
9
7:00 pm19:00

TGMS General Meeting

  • Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, Inc.

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

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GUEST SPEAKER: Jan Rasmussen, PhD., Registered Geologist -- Jan worked for the University of Arizona as Associate Curator of the Mineral Museum, Arizona Geological Survey, Woodward-Clyde Federal Services,  MagmaChem Exploration and various other mining and oil companies. She has taught Physical, Historical, and Environmental Geology as part time adjunct faculty for the University of Arizona, Austin Community College, Cochise College, and Pima Community College.

Dr. Rasmussen received the SME Individual GEM award in 2010 for her work as Curator of the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum in Phoenix.

Jan has co-authored 14 books or open-file reports on Arizona geology and resources, as well as numerous articles, most of which are available as pdf files on her website www.janrasmussen.com/research and recently started a photographic website www.MiningMineralMuseum.com about the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum as it was in 2010.

LECTURE TITLE: "Wulfenite in Arizona" -- This lecture is based on molybdenum research she did while at the Arizona Geological Survey and at the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum. If you want to read them, the publications discussing this research are on Jan’s website: www.janrasmussen.com.

Refreshments served.

For more information, contact the TGMS office.

Flagg Gem & Mineral Show
Jan
6
9:30 pm21:30

Flagg Gem & Mineral Show

2017 FGMS Show Information

PHOENIX AREA’S LARGEST GEM AND MINERAL SHOW

45th FLAGG GEM AND MINERAL SHOW

(JEWELRY, GEMS, BEADS, FOSSILS, MINERALS, AND LAPIDARY SUPPLIES)

FREE PARKING
FREE ADMISSION

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY JANUARY 6, 7, and 8, 2017
9AM TO 5PM EACH DAY

 AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

THE WEST PARKING LOT ON DOBSON ROAD JUST NORTH OF THE SUPERSTITION FREEWAY (ROUTE 60), MESA, ARIZONA

Wickenburg, Arizona
Nov
26
Nov 27

Wickenburg, Arizona

  • Hassayampa Elementary School

Wickenburg Gem and Mineral Show

When:  November 26, 2016 @ 9:00 am – November 27, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Where: Hassayampa Elementary School, 251 S Tegner St., Wickenburg, AZ 85390

Cost: Free

19th Annual Gem & Mineral Show
Nov
19
Nov 20

19th Annual Gem & Mineral Show

Payson Rimstones Rock Club - Annual Show and Sale

Payson High School Longhorn Gym - 301 S. Mclane Road

Saturday 9 - 5, Sunday 10 -4

Admission $2               Children FREE!!

For more information contact:  Margaret Jones, P O Box 884, Pine, AZ 85544, (928)-970-0857; e-mail: margieaberry@gmail.com

 

 

Micromount Meeting
Nov
14
6:30 pm18:30

Micromount Meeting

  • Tucson Gem and Mineral Society

FOR: TGMS Members Only

WHEN: Monday, November 14, 2016

DOORS OPEN: 6:30 pm

TIME: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

WHERE: 3727 E. Blacklidge Drive

Bring your equipment and specimens to share and examine.  Or just come and learn from others.  

For more information, contact the TGMS office.

15th Annual Silent Auction
Nov
5
9:00 am09:00

15th Annual Silent Auction

15th Annual Silent Auction

Old Pueblo Lapidary Club

3118 N. Dale, Tucson, Arizona85712

Saturday, November 5, 2016

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Free Parking   Free Admission

For additional information, please contact Tom McDevitt at 520-575-0517

To download an event flyer: Click here!

 

Rock-a-Rama
Nov
4
Nov 6

Rock-a-Rama

"Rock-a-Rama"   40th Annual Gem & Mineral Show

November 4th through November 6th, 2016

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9 - 4

High Desert Park, 19001 Jacie Lane

Black Canyon City, AZ

Open to the Public

Free Parking and Admission

Contact: Darlynn Donohue at (719) 229-7396

Download an event flyer: Click here

 

 

Micromount Meeting
Oct
10
7:00 pm19:00

Micromount Meeting

  • Tucson Gem and Mineral Society

FOR: TGMS Members Only

WHEN: Monday, October 10, 2016

DOORS OPEN: 6:30 pm

TIME: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

WHERE: 3727 E. Blacklidge Drive

Bring your equipment and specimens to share and examine.  Or just come and learn from others.  

For more information, contact the TGMS office

2016 Dallas Symposium
Aug
19
Aug 21

2016 Dallas Symposium

  • The Eisemann Center for the Perforkming Arts

2016 Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium

Annual weekend of mineral activities, including engaging lectures from world-class speakers and a chance to meet and socialize with other collectors and mineral enthusiasts.

For information on the 2016 Dallas Symposium: Click Here

The speakers for 2016 Dallas Symposium include geologists, mineral collectors, scientists, and curators.  To learn more: Click Here

 

"Have Gems Will Travel"
Aug
19
Aug 20

"Have Gems Will Travel"

Alpine, Arizona

Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

"Have Gems Will Travel"

August 19th & 20th, 2016

Friday: 9:00am to 4:00pm    

Saturday: 9:00am to 3:00pm

Alpine Community Center

For Show Information Contact:  Vera Cassel, 928-339-1999

East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
Aug
12
Aug 14

East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

WHEN: August 12-13-14, 2016

WHERE: Better Living Center, Eastern States Exposition - 1305 Memorial Ave., W. Springfield, MA      01089

Hours: 10am - 6pm - Friday & Saturday        10am - 5pm - Sunday

Admissions:  $ 8 adults - Under 13 free with adult

Parking:  $5 a day

2016 Special Exhibit - Minerales Mexicanos - "The Peter Megaw Collection"

 For more information: Click here!

 For more information: Click here!

13th Annual Prescott Gem & Mineral Show
Aug
5
Aug 7

13th Annual Prescott Gem & Mineral Show

When:  August 5, 2016 @ 9:00 am – August 7, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Where:  Prescott Valley Event Center, 3201 N Main St, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

Cost:  Admission $5.00, Seniors, Vets and Students $4.00, Children 12 & Under Free (with paid Adult)

Contact:  Melanie Capps, 208-818-2363, melaniecapps123@gmail.com

For More information: Click here

Flagstaff Mineral and Jewelry Expo & Sale
Jul
9
Jul 10

Flagstaff Mineral and Jewelry Expo & Sale

When:  July 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am – July 10, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Where:  Flagstaff High School, 400 W Elm Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Cost:  Admission is $3.00 for adults, and children under the age of 12 are free

Contact: Greg Capatch, (928) 554-4615, gregcapatch@yahoo.com

The Annual Flagstaff Mineral and Jewelry Expo and Sale will be held at the Flagstaff High School at 400 West Elm Avenue in Flagstaff, Arizona on July 9th and 10th. On Saturday the show will be open to the public from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM, and on Sunday the show hours are from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. 

Our planet has many amazing treasures that are hidden, in many cases, just beneath our feet. Almost every country in the world has been able to unearth unique specimens specific to their locale, and the earth’s bounty from much of the world will be on display and available for sale at the show.  Vendors from across the region will be offering unique and interesting mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, beads, fossils, slabs and cutting material at competitive prices.  Many of our artisans have created original jewelry designs, and our gem and mineral vendors will have specimens on display in both the rough and cut-and-polished states.

An hourly raffle will be held for a chance to win one of many beautiful prizes to be offered throughout the show, and food will be available for purchase. This is a fun and educational event the entire family will enjoy. Admission is $3.00 for adults, and children under the age of 12 are free. For more information, please contact Greg Capatch of CKM Productions, LLC at (928) 554-4615.

Sedona Annual Spring Mineral & Jewelry Expo and Sale
May
28
May 29

Sedona Annual Spring Mineral & Jewelry Expo and Sale

When:  May 28, 2016 @ 10:00 am – May 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Where:  Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd., Sedona, AZ 86336

Cost:  Admission is $3.00 for adults, children under the age of 12 are free

Contact:  Greg Capatch, (928) 554-4615, gregcapatch@yahoo.com

The Annual Flagstaff Mineral and Jewelry Expo and Sale will be held at the Flagstaff High School at 400 West Elm Avenue in Flagstaff, Arizona on July 9th and 10th. On Saturday the show will be open to the public from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM, and on Sunday the show hours are from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. 

Our planet has many amazing treasures that are hidden, in many cases, just beneath our feet. Almost every country in the world has been able to unearth unique specimens specific to their locale, and the earth’s bounty from much of the world will be on display and available for sale at the show.  Vendors from across the region will be offering unique and interesting mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, beads, fossils, slabs and cutting material at competitive prices.  Many of our artisans have created original jewelry designs, and our gem and mineral vendors will have specimens on display in both the rough and cut-and-polished states.

An hourly raffle will be held for a chance to win one of many beautiful prizes to be offered throughout the show, and food will be available for purchase. This is a fun and educational event the entire family will enjoy. Admission is $3.00 for adults, and children under the age of 12 are free. For more information, please contact Greg Capatch of CKM Productions, LLC at (928) 554-4615.

 

FREE Lectures by Dr. Peter Modreski
May
3
12:00 pm12:00

FREE Lectures by Dr. Peter Modreski

 Pegmatites & Kimberlites | Arizona Geological Society & USGS

WHAT:  FREE Lectures!!!

1st LECTURE: The Colorado-Wyoming State Line Diamond-Bearing Kimberlite District

WHEN:  Tuesday, May 3, 2016

TIME: NOON

WHERE:  USGS Environmental & Natural Resources Building, 520 North Park Ave, (second floor) room 253, The Catalina Room

2nd LECTURE:  "Pegmatites: Mineralogy, Gemstones, Economic Geology, and maybe not quite the same Giant-Crystal Rocks you always thought they were"

WHEN: Tuesday, May 3, 2016

WHERE:  Sheraton Hotel - 5151 E Grant Rd. (& Rosemont), Tucson

TIME:  8:00 p.m.

For more information: Click Here  

AGS website:  http://www.arizonageologicalsoc.org/event-2176396

 

 

 

 

TGMS Field Trip
Apr
23
8:00 am08:00

TGMS Field Trip

FOR: TGMS Members Only!

POLICY: Must be a TGMS Member in good standing of the Society at the regular meeting immediately preceding the special event (i.e., field trips)

WHERE:  Buckskin Mountains, Bouse, AZ - Collecting: Copper minerals and beautiful hematite crystals with quartz crystals, epidot, cummingtonite, augite, wulfenite (occasional), barite, limonite cubes after pyrite, and druzy quartz, druzy chrysocolla, acicular malachite, chrysocolla pseudomorphs, fluorite, yard rocks of all colors, and many other associated minerals. 

WHAT TO BRING/HAVE ON A FIELD TRIP:  1. Long pants and long sleeved blouses or shirts!  2. Sturdy shoes! NO flip flops or open toed shoes!  3. Must bring a hard hat!  4. Safety glasses!  5. Collecting buckets, egg cartons, back packs!  6. Gloves!  7. Hammers or other collecting tools!  8. Medications, water, sunscreen, food!

Please read the AFMS field trip collecting "Code of Ethics"

For more information on this field trip, contact the TGMS office.

Twenty-Fourth Annual Symposium
Apr
15
Apr 17

Twenty-Fourth Annual Symposium

  • Quality Hotel at Phoenix Tech Center

"Minerals of Arizona" - Twenty-fourth Annual Symposium

Sponsored by the Flagg Mineral Foundation

WHEN: April 15 - 17, 2016

WHERE: Quality Hotel at Phoenix Tech Center

For More Information: Click Here!

 

Micromount Meeting
Apr
11
6:30 pm18:30

Micromount Meeting

  • Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, Inc.

FOR: TGMS Members Only

WHEN: Monday, April 11, 2016

DOOR OPEN: 6:30 pm

TIME: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

WHERE: 3727 E. Blacklidge Drive

Bring your equipment and specimens to share and examine.  Or just come and learn from others.  

For more information, contact the TGMS office.

TGMS Field Trip
Apr
9
8:00 am08:00

TGMS Field Trip

FOR: TGMS Members Only!

POLICY: Must be a TGMS Member in good standing of the Society at the regular meeting immediately preceding the special event (i.e., field trips)

WHERE:  San Carlos Apache Reservation, Peridot, AZ - Collecting: Peridot!!

WHAT TO BRING/HAVE ON A FIELD TRIP:  1. Long pants and long sleeved blouses or shirts!  2. Sturdy shoes! NO flip flops or open toed shoes!  3. Must bring a hard hat!  4. Safety glasses!  5. Collecting buckets, egg cartons, back packs!  6. Gloves!  7. Hammers or other collecting tools!  8. Medications, water, sunscreen, food!

For more information on peridot: Click Here!

Please read the AFMS field trip collecting "Code of Ethics"

For more information on this field trip, contact the TGMS office.

 

TGMS Educational Class
Apr
5
7:00 pm19:00

TGMS Educational Class

  • Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, Inc.

FOR: TGMS Members Only!

WHEN:  Tuesday, April 5, 2016

DOORS OPEN: 6:30 pm

CLASS TIME:  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

WHERE:  3727 E. Blacklidge Drive

TOPIC: “Collection Building”

INSTRUCTOR:  Bill Shelton

Sign-up sheets will be available at the April 4th TGMS General Meeting.

For more information, contact the TGMS office.

Cottonwood Gem, Jewelry & Mineral Show
Mar
19
Mar 20

Cottonwood Gem, Jewelry & Mineral Show

Annual Show and Sale

When: March 19 - 20, 2016

Where: Mingus Union High School, 1801 E. Fir Street, Cottonwood, AZ

Admission: $3.00

Free Admission for children under 12

Micromount Meeting
Mar
14
7:00 pm19:00

Micromount Meeting

  • Tucson Gem and Minerasl Society

FOR: TGMS Members Only

WHEN: Monday, March 14, 2016

DOOR OPEN: 6:30 pm

TIME: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

WHERE: 3727 E. Blacklidge Drive

Bring your equipment and specimens to share and examine.  Or just come and learn from others.  

For more information, contact the TGMS office.

Pinal Geology & Mineral Museum
Mar
12
10:00 am10:00

Pinal Geology & Mineral Museum

1st Annual Pinal Gem & Mineral Show

Co-sponsored by Pinal Gem and Mineral Society, Mineralogical Society of Arizona and Artisan Village of Coolidge.

What: Touch Outer Space and Pinal Gem and Mineral Show

Where: The Pinal Geology and Mineral Museum is located in the Artisan Village of Coolidge at 351 N. Arizona Boulevard in Coolidge, Arizona

When: Saturday, March 12 from 10 AM to 4 PM

You will be able to touch Mars, the Moon, and the asteroid Vesta.  Dr. Carleton Moore is bringing samples to the Museum.  Astronauts collected the Moon sample and the Mars and Vesta samples arrived as meteorites. 

There will be dealers set up selling minerals, fossils, and lapidary material.  

Admission to the Event and Museum is free. 

There are exhibits of rocks, minerals, and fossils.  Special exhibits include fluorescent minerals, Arizona minerals, and Arizona geology. 

There is a kid’s treasure hunt and a fossil dig where every kid can find and take home a small fossil collection. 

There's also a dinosaur-naming contest for our new allosaurus.  Come see the new dinosaur and enter the naming contest to win a prize.

For more information go to pinalgeologymuseum.org or call Ray Grant at 520-251-5419