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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"
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