(520) 322-5773

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Quick Look At The TGMS Calendar
Jul
1
to Jun 30

Quick Look At The TGMS Calendar

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TGMS Scheduled Meetings & Events

September 10, 2018 - TGMS General Meeting - check the website for further information!

September 22, 2018 - TGMS Member Only Field Trip - check the website for further information!

September 28, 2018 (overflow October 19, 2019) - TGMS Member Filed Trip - check the website for further information!

September 17, 2018 - TGMS Micromount Meeting - check the website for further information!

October 1, 2018 - TGMS General Meeting - check the website for further information!

October 8, 2018 - TGMS Micromount Meeting - check the website for further information!

October 10, 2018 - TGMS Educational Class - check the website for further information!

October 13, 2018 - TGMS Family Fun Day - check the website for further information!

October 18 & 23, 2018 - Kumihimo Class for beginners - check the website for further information!

November 5, 2018 - TGMS General Meeting - check the website for further information!

November 13, 2018 - TGMS Educational Class - check the website for further information!

November 14, 2018 - TGMS Educational Class - check the website for further information!

December 1, 2018 - 15th Annual Mineral, Fossil, Jewelry, Art & Craft Sale - check the website for further information!

December 3, 2018 - TGMS General Meeting - check the website for further information!

December 5, 2018 - Kumihimo Candy Cane & Christmas Cross Ornaments - check the website for further information!

December 6, 2018 - Information and sign-up will be available at the December 3, 2018 TGMS General Meeting.

December 12, 2018 - TGMS Christmas Party - check the website for further information!

January 7, 2019 - TGMS General Meeting - check the website for further information!

January 16, 2019 - TGMS Educational Class - check the website for further information!

January 23, 2019 - TGMS Educational Class - check the website for further information!

February 4, 2019 - TGMS General Meeting - check the website for further information!

March 4, 2019 - TGMS General Meeting - check the website for further information!

March 13, 2019 - TGMS Educational Class - check the website for further information!

March 31, 2019 - TGMS Spring Potluck - contact the TGMS Office, 520-322-5773 for further information!

April 1, 2019 - TGMS General Meeting - check the website for further information!

April 8, 2019 - TGMS Micromount Meeting - check the website for further information!

April 10, 2019 - TGMS Educational Class - check the website for further information!

April 27, 2019 - Rock Swap & Potluck - check the website for further information!

May 6, 2019 - TGMS General Meeting - check the website for further information!

May 8, 2019 - TGMS Educational Class - check the website for further information!

May 13, 2019 - TGMS Micromount Meeting - check the website for further information!

 

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Other Gem and Mineral Shows & Symposiums
Jul
1
to Jun 30

Other Gem and Mineral Shows & Symposiums

White Mountain Gem & Mineral Club - Annual Jewelry, Gem & Mineral Show - July 7 - 8, 2018 - For more information: whitemtngmc@gmail.com , https://goo.gl/x7Vs1X

Prescott Gem & Mineral Society - 15th Annual Prescott Gem & Mineral Show - August 3 - 5, 2018 - Contact Melanlie Capps at 928-772-1819 or http://www.prescottgemmineral.org/  for more information.

Gilbert Mineral Sale - 10th Anniversary - Saturday, August 11, 2018 - For more information; https://goo.gl/unjLtB  

Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium - August 24 -25, 2018 - for more information; https://goo.gl/v9i7i8

Grant County Rolling Stones Gem & Mineral Society - 2018 Gem and Mineral Show - September 1 - 2, 2018 - For more information; https://rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com/

Mingus Gem & Mineral Club - 43rd Annual Mingus Gem & Mineral Club Show - September 7 - 9, 2018 - For more information: http://mingusclub.org/upcomingshow.html

Greater Denver Area Gem and Mineral Council - 2018 Denver Gem & Mineral Show - September 14 - 16, 2018 - For more information: https://www.denvermineralshow.com/

West Valley Rock & Mineral Club - HelzaRockin' Gem and Mineral Show - October 12 - 14, 2018 - For more information: https://goo.gl/SLDh5Y

Huachuca Mineral and Gem Club - Huachuca Mineral, Gem, and Jewelry Show - October 13 -14, 2018 - For more information: https://goo.gl/GCLehC

47th Flagg Gem and Mineral Show - January 4 - 6, 2019 - For more information: https://goo.gl/RJWoyc

Touch Outer Space & Pinal Gem and Mineral Show - March 9, 2019 - For more Information: www.pinalgeologymuseum.org

27th Minerals of Arizona Symposium - April 5 -7, 2019 - For more information: http://flaggmineralfoundation.org/home/minerals-of-az-symposium

Rocks in the Park IV - Verde River Rockhounds - April 27, 2019 - For more information: www.verderiverrockhounds.com

16th Annual Prescott Gem & Mineral Show - August 2 -4, 2019 - For more information: https://www.prescottgemmineral.org/shows/ and 2019 RMFMS Convention Packet.

FOR INFORMATION ON OTHER GEM AND MINERAL SHOWS IN ARIZONA AND AROUND THE COUNTRY USE THIS LINK: ROCK & MINERAL SHOWS

 

 

 

 

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TGMS Field Trips
Sep
22
to May 31

TGMS Field Trips

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2018 - 2019 TGMS FIELD TRIPS - ACTIVE MEMBERS ONLY

FOR: TGMS Active Members Only!

September - Saturday 22, 2018 to the Old Reliable Mine
September, Friday 28, 2018 to
Washington Camp

October, Saturday 6, 2018 - Globe/Apache Reservation - Collecting Peridot.

October, Friday 19, 2018 to Washington Camp

November, Saturday 3, 2018 - Red Cloud Mine, north of Yuma, Arizona - Collecting Wulfenite.

December 6, 2018 - San Manual, Tiger - sign-up and information available at the TGMS General Meeting on December 3, 2018.

February 23, 2019 - Silverbell Mine - sign-up sheets and information available at the TGMS General Meeting on February 4, 2019. TRIP CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER

March 23, 2109 - Red Cloud Mine - Call the TGMS Office to sign-up, $25.00 (cash) fee to be paid to the caretaker at the mine - additional information available at the TGMS General Meeting on March 4, 2019

April 13, 2019 - California Gulch, collecting quartz crystals - sign-up sheets and information available at the TGMS General Meeting on April 1, 2019.

April 13 & 14, 2019 - Franconia Meteorite Hunt - chondrited and iron meteorites - sign-up sheets and information available at the TGMS General Meeting on April 1, 2019.

You will become an “Active Member” of TGMS when the fee is paid and the membership form is processed, which may take up to 10 days from the day it is submitted. In order to attend special events (including field trips, summer potlucks, holiday parties and the Show) as a member, the attendee must be an Active Member as of the date the attendee registers for the event.

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.

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TGMS Educational Class
May
8
6:30 PM18:30

TGMS Educational Class

FOR: TGMS Members Only!

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 8, 2019

DOORS OPEN: 6:30 pm

Bill Shelton

Bill Shelton

CLASS TIME:  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

WHERE:  3727 E. Blacklidge Drive

TOPIC: “Streak and Hardness, ongoing series about physical properties and the species Sphalerite”

INSTRUCTOR:  Bill Shelton

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

For more information, contact the TGMS office.


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Available at the TGMS Office - Cost is $15.00

Proceeds from the sale of this booklet will benefit the TGMS LIBRARY!

First place "Special Publication" winner from the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.

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TGMS General Meeting
May
6
7:00 PM19:00

TGMS General Meeting

May 6, 2019 TGMS General Meeting

Doors will be open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7:00 p.m.

FOR: TGMS Members and open to the public!

Les Presmyk

Les Presmyk

GUEST SPEAKER:  Les Presmyk and his wife of over 42 years, Paula, are Arizona natives and both graduated from the University of Arizona. Les started collecting at the age of 10 and just attended his 56th straight Tucson Show.

Les first joined the Tucson Gem & Mineral Society in 1970 when he started at the U of A.  He is a past President of the Mineralogical Society of Arizona, past Chairman and current vice-chairman of the Flagg Mineral Foundation).  Les is a founding member of the University of Arizona Mineral Museum Advisory Board, recently appointed to the advisory Board of the new Arizona Mining, Mineral and Natural Resource Museum and a member of the Tucson Show Committee for 33 years.

He has explored and collected in a number of localities in Arizona, Missouri and Mexico and provided engineering expertise at the San Francisco mine in Sonora, Mexico, the Brushy Creek mine in Missouri and the Red Cloud mine in Arizona.  Les has written several articles and co-authored the recently published “Collecting Arizona”.  He has spoken at numerous symposia and mineral clubs throughout Arizona and the United States.

LECTURE TITLE: "The Pioneer Mining District, Pinal County, Arizona - The Silver King” -- was originally discovered by four ranchers and farmers from Florence in 1875.  Work began almost immediately and the first shipments went to San Francisco.  The main shaft was sunk and a community built up around this mine, along with the mill that was located a few miles away along Queen Creek, near Picket Post Mountain.  The mine was profitable for the next 7 or 8 years and the town was abandoned by 1890 or so.

 Meanwhile, the Silver Queen claim, discovered in 1874 by the same group, also sunk a shaft but within 300 feet the silver mineralization turned to copper.  Prior to 1910, this very high grade copper deposit was not economic.  Boyce Thompson examined the property in 1910, bought it, renamed it the Magma Mine, and started development.  By 1915, enough ore had been defined that a mill and a railroad were constructed, along with the sinking of two additional shafts.  The Magma Mine continued as a significant producer of copper, gold and silver through 1984 and then from 1988 through 1994. 

 While the mine has been closed since 1994, a deep, mineralized porphyry was discovered in the 2000s and is estimated to contain 1 billion tons averaging between 1.5% and 2% copper.  So far, Rio Tinto, in partnership with BHP, have spent over $400 million in sinking No. 10 shaft, starting to deepen No. 9 shaft, and begin development.  The future looks bright, once again, for this historic mining district.

Refreshments served.

For more information, contact the TGMS office.

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TGMS April 27, 2019 Rock Swap & Potluck
Apr
27
2:00 PM14:00

TGMS April 27, 2019 Rock Swap & Potluck

FOR TGMS MEMBERS ONLY!

REMINDER!! 
Per the Announcement at the April 1, 2019 TGMS General Meeting

TGMS APRIL Rock Swap & Potluck (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 & Guests
WHEN:  Saturday, April 27, 2019
WHERE: 3727 E. Blacklidge Drive
TIME: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 
RSVP TO: 520-322-5773 or tgms@tgms.org
For those of you who signed up at the General Meeting, please let Rose know what dish you will be bringing.  To all others, please RSVP to Rose, and tell her what dish you would like to bring.
 

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Tucson Gem & Mineral Society presents ...
Feb
14
to Feb 17

Tucson Gem & Mineral Society presents ...

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Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®

"Wulfenite Is Loved"

February 14 – 17, 2019

Open to the Public!

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

For a complete list of the 2019 TGMS Show Dealers: Click Here!

Arthur Roe Memorial Micromount Symposium: Click Here!

Junior Education Area hours: Click Here!

For information on the 2019 TGMS Show Poster: Click Here!

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

For information on the "Saturday Night Program:" Click Here!

Mineral Photo Contest information: Click Here!               

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - Lectures Schedules for the 2019 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®: Click here for the schedule! NEW for 2019 - All of the lectures and symposiums will be held in the Maricopa/Mohave and Greenlee Meeting Rooms: Click here for location map!

Guest & Special Exhibits lists: Click Here!

For information on all of the shows in the City of Tucson (Jan. 27 - Feb. 17, 2019): Click Here!

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TGMS Educational Class
Jan
23
6:30 PM18:30

TGMS Educational Class

FOR: TGMS Members Only!

WHEN:  Wednesday, January 23, 2018

DOORS OPEN: 6:30 pm

CLASS TIME:  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

WHERE:  3727 E. Blacklidge Drive

TOPIC: “Practical Metaphysics of Stones”

In this lecture the discussion will focus on the fundamental steps of learning applied metaphysics. This subject is wide and very subjective and will focus on the introductory use of stone energies.

Daniel Kirpes

Daniel Kirpes

INSTRUCTOR:  Daniel Kirpes, G.G.

Sign-up sheets will be available at the Monday, January 7, 2019 TGMS General Meeting.

For more information, contact the TGMS office.

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2018 TGMS Christmas Party
Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

2018 TGMS Christmas Party

FOR: TGMS Members only!! 

The TGMS Christmas Party

WHEN: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

WHERE: TGMS facility - 3727 E. Blacklidge Drive

WHAT TIME: Starting at 5:30 p.m., dinner (MENU) at 6:30 p.m.

TGMS members pay $10.00 and TGMS member invited guests pay $15.00

Come and join in on the fun at a really “GREAT” party!

Please contact Rose and make your reservation by calling 520-322-5773 or emailing tgms@tgms.org

The DEADLINE for signing up is December 5, 2018.

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Kumihimo Candy Canes & Christmas Cross Ornaments
Dec
5
to Dec 10

Kumihimo Candy Canes & Christmas Cross Ornaments

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FOR: TGMS Members Only!

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TOPIC: “Kumihimo Candy Canes & Christmas Cross Ornaments”

WHEN:  Thursday, October 18, 2018.

DOORS OPEN: 12:30 pm

CLASS TIME:  1:00 pm –

WHERE:  3727 E. Blacklidge Drive

INSTRUCTORS:  Barb Elliott and Sharlene  Baker

For more information, contact the TGMS office.

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TGMS General Meeting
Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

TGMS General Meeting

FOR: TGMS Members and open to the public!  (Doors open at 6:30p.m.)

Mark Hay

Mark Hay

GUEST SPEAKER: Mark Hay, is a mineral collector/dealer who lives in Phoenix with his wife, Mary Ellen. He has been collecting minerals for 40 years; starting when he was a geologist at the Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona. Mark has authored or co-authored numerous articles on Arizona mineral localities in The Mineralogical Record. He collects mainly Arizona minerals but has an appreciation of minerals form all over the world. Mark has a small mineral business, Minerals of Arizona, with long-time partner Dick Morris. Together they have a booth at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®.

LECTURE TITLE: “Minerals of the San Manuel Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona”

The San Manuel Mine got off to a very late start compared to most large copper mines in Arizona. The first shaft that would give access to the deep copper ores wasn’t completed until 1953. Even so, it soon developed into the largest underground mine in North America. Over its 44 year history it produced over 4.6 million tons of copper and 73 tons of molybdenum. It provided high paying jobs to 3,400 people and made a major economic contribution to southern Arizona and the Tucson area.

San Manuel had several significant “firsts” including the town of San Manuel which was the first Master Planned Community in Arizona. The complex mineral assemblages and alteration patterns in the San Manuel ore body inspired a new geologic model for porphyry copper deposits that still stands as the gold standard for porphyry copper exploration and research worldwide. Forty-nine mineral species have been identified at San Manuel. At least nineteen of these are known to occur in specimens of interest to collectors including wonderful azurite, copper, dioptase and pyrite.

Refreshments will be served!

For more information you can contact the TGMS Office, 520-322-5773 or tgms@tgms.org

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TGMS Family Fun Day!
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

TGMS Family Fun Day!

TGMS FAMILY FUN DAY !

TGMS Facility — 3727 E. Blacklidge Dr., Tucson, AZ 85716

October 13, 2018 - Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

FREE and Open to the Public!!!

Come and explore the wonderful world of micro minerals, fossils, gold panning, metal detecting, meteorites, rock & mineral identification, fluorescent mineral display, walk through a cave, "color this mineral" contest, a fossil dig, hourly giveaways, "spin the wheel and win a prize", free mineral samples and much much more!

Click here to download the "TGMS Family Fun Day Flyer!"  Or call TGMS at (520) 322-5773 for more information

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15th Annual Prescott Gem & Mineral Show
Aug
3
to Aug 5

15th Annual Prescott Gem & Mineral Show

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15th Annual

Prescott Gem & Mineral Show and Sale.

August 3rd, 4th & 5th

Over 60 vendors will be offering a large variety of Gem & Mineral related products. Vendors will feature fine mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, beads, fossils, lapidary equipment, tools, findings and much more. We will have demonstrators again this year, demonstrating wire wrapping, Genie equipment, geode splitting, gold panning and more. Our Junior Rock Hounds will exhibit their collection of minerals. Also a spinning wheel for you to win samples of the minerals they have collected. Every paid admission will be given a raffle ticket for one of the valuable prizes. You choose which prize you want, put your ticket into the container by it to win. You do not need to be present . We can make arrangements to get it to you.

The Fluorescent Rock & Mineral tent will be available where you can marvel what a plain looking rock looks like under a black light. Exhibits from our members will be available for viewing each day. $5 Adults, $4 Seniors, Veterans & Students, Children under 12 are free with a paid adult admission. Fri. & Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4. Prescott Valley Event Center at the corner of Glassford Hill & Florentine. Free parking

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TGMS Members July Potluck & Barbecue!
Jul
14
4:00 PM16:00

TGMS Members July Potluck & Barbecue!

FOR: TGMS Members Only!

WHERE:  39371 South Mountain Shadow Dr., Catalina, AZ  85739
DATE:  Saturday, July 14, 2018
TIME:   4:00 p.m.
HOSTS:  Ortrud and Wolfram Schuh
RSVP TO:  ortrud_schuh@yahoo.de  or (520) 461-7569

Please join us at our TGMS Potluck and Barbecue!  We will be providing burgers, bratwurst, veggie burgers and fish burgers.  (If you'd like to bring your own chicken, steak, bison to cook, feel free to do so.)  Please bring a dish to share, i.e.: pasta salad, green/mixed salad, chips and salsa, crackers and cheese, veggies and dip, deviled eggs, chili, fruit/fruit salad, dessert.  Beverages will be provided; however, you are welcome to bring wine or beer.

Come and 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.

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

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TGMS Field Trip
Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

TGMS Field Trip

FOR TGMS ACTIVE MEMBERS ONLY!

When: November 4, 2017

 Trip Leader: Merritt Simmons

 Where: Round Mountain – near Lordsburg, NM

 Collecting: Fire Agate, Agate and Chalcedony

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.

 

 

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TGMS Field Trip
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

TGMS Field Trip

FOR TGMS MEMBERS ONLY!!!

When: October 7, 2017

Trip Leader: Kerry Towe

Where: Diamond Point – near Payson, AZ

Collecting: Quartz Crystals

Listed are two websites for location description and collecting information: http://azrockhound.com/diamond-point/, www.mindat.org/mesg-5-127593.html      

In order to attend special events (including field trips, summer potlucks, holiday parties and the Show) as a member, the attendee must have been an active member with all membership dues fully paid. 

You will become an active member of TGMS when your membership form is processed which may take up to 10 days.

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.

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TGMS General Meeting
Sep
11
6:30 PM18:30

TGMS General Meeting

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.

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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

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Fossils, Rocks, Artifacts, and Whimsey!
Jul
15
5:30 PM17:30

Fossils, Rocks, Artifacts, and Whimsey!

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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

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TGMS Potluck & Rock Swap
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

TGMS Potluck & Rock Swap

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.)

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2017 TGMS Micromount Symposium
Feb
10
9:30 AM09:30

2017 TGMS Micromount Symposium

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

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2017 TGMS "Grand Prize Giveaway"
Feb
9
to Feb 11

2017 TGMS "Grand Prize Giveaway"

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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

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TGMS MicroMineral Room
Feb
9
to Feb 12

TGMS MicroMineral Room

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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.

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Mineral Madness
Jan
12
to 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!

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TGMS General Meeting
Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

TGMS General Meeting

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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.

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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

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