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Quick Look At The TGMS Calendar
Jun
6
Jul 1

Quick Look At The TGMS Calendar

  • Tucson Gem and Mineral Society

TGMS Scheduled Meetings & Events

July 15, 2017 - TGMS Member Potluck - check the website for further information!

August 5, 2017 - TGMS Member Potluck - check the website for further information!

August 14, 2017 - TGMS Micromount Meeting - starting at 6:30p.m.

August 22, 2017 - TGMS Show Committee Meeting - starting at 6:30 p.m.

September 11, 2017 - TGMS General Meeting - check the website for further information!

September 18, 2017 - TGMS Micromount Meeting - starting at 6:30 p.m.

October 2, 2017 - TGMS General Meeting - check the website for further inforamtion!

 

 

 

Other Gem and Mineral Club Shows
Aug
4
9:00 am09:00

Other Gem and Mineral Club Shows

Prescott Gem and Mineral Club Show - August 4 -6, 2017 - website

Alpine Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show - August 18, 2017 - website

West Valley Rock & Mineral Club - October 6 - 8, 2017 - Helzapoppin' Arena, 802 N. 1st. St., Buckeye, AZ, 85326

43rd Annual Huachuca Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show - October 14 -15, 2017 - Cochise College, 901. Colombo Ave., Sierra Vista, AZ, 85635

Sedona Gem & Mineral Club Annual Show - October 21 - 22, 2017 - website

41st Annual Rock-a-Rama Gem & Mineral Show - November 3 - 5, 2017, High Desert Park, 19001 Jacie Ln., Black Canyon City, AZ, 85324

 38th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium - November 11 - 12, 2017 - website

 

Aug
5
4:00 pm16:00

August- TGMS Member Potluck!

TGMS MEMBER POTLUCK PARTY!!

WHERE:  39371 South Mountain Shadow Dr., Catalina, AZ 85739

DATE:  Saturday, August 5, 2017

TIME:   Starts at 4:00 p.m.

HOSTS:  Ortrud and Wolfram Schuh

RSVP TO:  ortrud_schuh@yahoo.de – (520) 461-7569

Please join us at our TGMS Member Potluck Party.  Enjoy the company, cool off in the shallow end of the pool, sit around the fire pit, marvel at the view, listen to the waterfall.  We have a large shaded porch and there is always a cool breeze at the viewing deck – the hammock up there is the best spot.

Please bring a dish to share.  Beverages will be provided; however, you are welcome to bring wine or beer. 

SOME SUGGESTIONS: pasta salad, green/mixed salad, chips and salsa, crackers and cheese, veggies and dip, deviled eggs, chili, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, mayo, mustard, ketchup, fruit/fruit salad, dessert

Directions to the Schuh’s home from the intersection of Ina & Oracle Roads
Head north on AZ-77 Oracle Rd.
Pass through Oro Valley and Catalina - 12.8 mi
Pass “Camp Bow Wow” on your left.
Turn right onto Eagle Crest Ranch Blvd. at the next traffic light - 0.2 mi
Turn right onto E Eagle Heights Dr. - 0.2 mi
Turn left onto Horse Run Dr. - 0.4 mi
Turn left onto Mountain Shadow Dr. - destination will be on the right

Micromount Meeting
Aug
14
6:30 pm18:30

Micromount Meeting

  • Tucson Gem and Mineral Society

FOR: TGMS Members Only

WHEN: Monday, August 14, 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 General Meeting
Sep
11
6:30 pm18:30

TGMS General Meeting

  • Tucson Gem and Mineral Society

FOR: TGMS Members and open to the public!

GUEST SPEAKER: Barbara Muntyan -- With more than 30 published articles on mineral and mining locales in Colorado and Arizona, the speaker is the former Director of the Ouray County Museum and is a frequent speaker at the Socorro Mineral Symposium and the Arizona Mineral symposium, as well as other groups in the West.  She is a founding member of the Colorado Chapter of the Friends of Mineralogy, a member of both META and Minions, and as a long-time member of TGMS, has served as editor of Rock Talk and has served as Vice-President.

LECTURE TITLE: "Fluorite in Arizona: An Overview" -- This is a look at fluorite from many locations throughout Arizona, paying special attention to those locales which have produced crystals up to 5cm on edge.

Refreshments served.

For more information, contact the TGMS office.

TGMS Field Trips - Proposed
Sep
15
May 11

TGMS Field Trips - Proposed

  • Tucson Gem and Mineral Society

2017 - 2018 TGMS FIELD TRIPS (PROPOSED)

FOR: TGMS Members Only!

September - Friday 15, 2017 to Duquesne
September, Saturday 16, 2017 to the Chiricahua National Monument

October, Saturday 7, 20127 for Peridot
October, Saturday 21, 2017 to Benson for Selenite

November, Saturday 4, 2017 to Round Mountain New Mexico
November, Saturday 18, 2017 to the Blanchard Mine New Mexico as a member of the Albuquerque New Mexico Club

December, Friday 1, 2017 to the Tiger Mine in San Manuel
December, Monday 11, 2017 to Omega Mine

January, Friday 12, 2018 to the Red Cloud Mine
January, Saturday 20, 2018 to the Mission Mine with members of the Albuquerque Club

February, Saturday 24, 2018 to the Silverbell Mine

March, Saturday 10, 2018 to the Planet Mine
March, Saturday 24, 2018 to the Portland Cement Quarry

April, Friday 6, 2018 to the Old Reliable
April, Friday 20, 2018 to Granite Gap New Mexico

May, Friday 11, 2018 - Out of state trip to either Utah, Nevada, or California
Other trips under consideration to the Empire Mountains, Iron Cap, Grand Reef etc.

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

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.

TGMS General Meeting
Oct
2
6:30 pm18:30

TGMS General Meeting

  • Tucson Gem and Mineral Society

FOR: TGMS Members and open to the public!

GUEST SPEAKER: Longtime mineral collector and dealer Evan Jones was born in Arizona in 1961 and began collecting minerals at the age of nine. The son of well-known collector and author Bob Jones, he visited museums, attended mineral shows, went on collecting trips and visited mineral dealers from an early age. Evan graduated from Arizona State University in 1985 with a degree in geology and quickly was involved in the business as a mineral dealer while he focused on his collection of Arizona minerals. In 2012, he formed a new mineral dealership, Unique Minerals, Inc., which specializes in fine minerals for collectors and can be seen at most major mineral shows. He helped organize the “Arizona Mineral Treasures” exhibition at the 2012 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®, organized the recent supplement to the Mineralogical Record magazine “Mineral Collections in Arizona” and is on the advisory board of the University of Arizona Mineral Museum in Tucson, Arizona. His collection of minerals from Arizona is considered to be one of the finest in private hands.

LECTURE TITLE"WULFENITE - Arizona Official State Mineral"

Refreshments served.

For more information, contact the TGMS office.

Tucson Gem & Mineral Society presents ...
Feb
8
Feb 11

Tucson Gem & Mineral Society presents ...

  • Tucson Convention Center

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®

"Crystals and Crystal Forms"

February 08 – 11, 2018

Open to the Public!

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

For a complete list of the 2018 TGMS Retail Dealers: Coming Soon!

Arthur Roe Memorial Micromount Symposium: Coming Soon!

Junior Education Area hours: Click Here!

For information on the "Grand Prize Giveaway": Coming Soon!

For information on the "Saturday Night Program:" Coming Soon!

Mineral Photo Contest information: Click Here!               

Lectures Schedule for the 2018 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®: Coming Soon!

Guest & Special Exhibits lists: Coming Soon!


Fossils, Rocks, Artifacts, and Whimsey!
Jul
15
5:30 pm17:30

Fossils, Rocks, Artifacts, and Whimsey!

  • 825 South Loyola Avenue Tucson, AZ, 85710 United States

You are cordially invited to the TGMS Member potluck

Saturday, July 15th, starting at 5:30 PM

Hosted by Dick Gottfried

Lots of fossils, rocks, artifacts, and whimsey!

Please RSVP to 520-584-0211

Click here for TGMS Members only Potluck Flyer

The address is 825 S. Loyola Ave., off 22nd and Wilmot

 At the end of a half-block cul-de-sac

Jun
10
5:30 pm17:30

Jurossic Park

  • Brad & Linda Ross

Come and explore

JUROSSIC PARK

The Home of Brad and Linda Ross

2762 N. Grannen Rd Tucson, Arizona 85745

RSVP to b_lross@cox.net or 520-827-9649 by June 8th

Saturday June 10th, 2017

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Click for flyer: TGMS Member Only Potluck

Starting at 5:30 PM

At the home of Brad and Linda Ross - 2762 N Grannen Rod. - Tucson, AZ85745

Look for ore car and turn down lane - GPS may take you past turn-off

 

 

TGMS Potluck & Rock Swap
May
20
2:00 pm14:00

TGMS Potluck & Rock Swap

  • Tucson Gem and Mineral Society

The TGMS May Potluck & Rock Swap!!
(Or Let's Make A Deal!)

Come and enjoy good company, good food and trade your rocks, fossils, slabs, minerals, gemstones, rough, equipment, supplies and more!!

FOR: TGMS Members Only
              WHERE: 3727 E. Blacklidge Drive (TGMS BUILDING)
 DATE: Saturday, May 20, 2017
 TIME: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

RSVP TO: 520-322-5773 or tgms@tgms.org  (Please RSVP to Rose Marques; it will help with the diversity of dishes and how many to plan for.)

TGMS Educational Class
May
2
6:30 pm18:30

TGMS Educational Class

  • Tucson Gem and Mineral Society

FOR: TGMS Members Only!

WHEN:  Tuesday, May 2, 2017

DOORS OPEN: 6:30 pm

CLASS TIME:  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

WHERE:  3727 E. Blacklidge Drive

TOPIC: “Famous Merelani Tanzanite Deposit”

INSTRUCTOR:  Bill Shelton

Sign-up sheets will be available at the May 1st TGMS General Meeting.

For more information, contact the TGMS office.

TGMS General Meeting
May
1
7:00 pm19:00

TGMS General Meeting

  • Tucson Gem and Mineral Society

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: Michael Conway -- For the past decade Mike Conway has been chief of the Geologic Extension Service of the Arizona Geological Survey. Conway came to the Survey from a teaching position at Arizona Western College. Besides geoscience outreach and education, Dr. Conway is a volcanologist with mapping and monitoring experience in Western U.S., Guatemala, Nicaragua, Colombia, and Kamchatka, Russia.

LECTURE TITLE: "Arizona Geological Survey" -- Adapting to life at the University of Arizona while re-establishing a mining & mineral museum on the Government Mall in Phoenix.

Refreshments served.

For more information, contact the TGMS office.

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

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

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.

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 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!