Pinal County is booming and it's growth is projected to continue at a rapid rate. Within this mainly rural area are some of the most pristine and available sites for exploration and collecting. Located halfway between Tucson and Phoenix, the quaint City of Coolidge lies waiting for the rock enthusiast. The area is known for the many mines that dot the area and are a magnet for the collector. All we need is YOU!
The Pinal Gem & Mineral Society is resident in the Artisan Village of Coolidge at 351 N. Arizona Blvd in Coolidge, AZ 85128.
Coolidge is also the home of the Casa Grande National Monument and the surrounding desert is a mecca for rockhounding.
The Casa Grande National Monument in Arizona features the Casa Grande, a “Great House” of the Hohokam people that lived in the Gila Valley from approximately 300 CE to 1450 CE. The Casa Grande is one of the largest prehistoric structures ever built in North American and the structure’s purpose remains mysterious despite extensive archaeological excavation. Needless to say, it carries powerful intrigue for the modern-day visitor. Walk around the Casa Grande structure and wander the desert landscape that surrounds the site to expose yourself to the mystery of America’s ancient human history.
Pinal Gem and Mineral Society
John Weide, chemistry professor at Mesa Community College will give a program about the mineral quartz. John has been a mineral collector for many years and has specialized in collecting quartz. Did you know quartz can have twins, and it can be right or left handed. Come and learn more about this interesting mineral.
Pinal Gem & Mineral Society
Artisan Village of Coolidge
351 N. Arizona Boulevard Coolidge, AZ 85128
Meeting Location: Artisan Village of Coolidge 351 N. Arizona Boulevard (one block south of Northern Avenue on Arizona Boulevard; turn Left on Pima Avenue proceed one block to open gate on left to parking area.)
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