Pinal Gem & Mineral Society
Pinal Gem & Mineral Society

Society Looking for New Members

Any group is only as strong as its members. We are currently looking for people of any age who have a passion for collecting, learning and sharing knowledge of gems, rocks and minerals. We're a friendly group and there's a place just for you. The Society meets on the third Wednesday of the month; please see the Membership page for Details.

Pinal Geology & Mineral Museum Opens

The Pinal Geology and Mineral Museum is open to the public (pinalgeologymuseum.org) in Coolidge Arizona. The museum is located in the Artisan Village of Coolidge and is currently open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 2PM. We are excited about being an important destination between Phoenix and Tucson.

 

Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers to help open the Pinal Gem & Mineral Museum more frequently. We are going to try to open the Museum two days a week for now, Friday, and Saturday. Hours for the Museum are 10 AM to 2 PM.

 

Our Latest Acquisition

Welcome to Pinal Gem & Mineral Society Website

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.

—Caroline Griffith

Upcoming Events

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Pinal Gem and Mineral Society

(pinalgemandmineralsociety.org)   

 

 

 

  Dehne at work in his Azurite Sun Mine in the Northern Territory , Australia

 

Museum and Gem and Mineral Society Events

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - Australia Night at the Museum 

Our Museum has an outstanding collection of Australian minerals from the John Weber collection; come and see these specimens. From 5 to 7:30 PM we will have light buffet and refreshments with a taste of Australian wine, while you look at the Australian collection and talk to Dehne McLaughlin from Tasmania, Australia who supplied most of these specimens. There will also be a sale of Australian minerals. The meeting will start at 7:30 and Dehne will be our speaker. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge.

 

The meeting will start at 7:30 

and Dehne McLaughlin will be our speaker.

 

Our Museum has an outstanding collection of Australian minerals from the John Weber collection; come to see these specimens, and talk to Dehne McLaughlin from Tasmania, Australia who supplied most of the specimens. 

 

                        

                             

 

 

Saturday March 11 –

Touch Outer Space and Pinal Gem and Mineral Show

 We are having a return of our event from last year cosponsored by the Mineralogical Society of Arizona (see the attached flyer).

 

 

Touch Outer Space and Pinal Gem and Mineral Show Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 10 AM to 4 PM

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

You will be able to touch samples from Mars, the Moon, and the asteroid Vesta from 10AM to 1PM. Dr. Carleton Moore is bringing specimens to the Museum. There will be dealers set up selling minerals, fossils, and lapidary material (10AM to 4PM). 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 will also be other kid’s activities so come and spend the day.

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

Sponsored by the Pinal Gem and Mineral Society, the Mineralogical Society of Arizona, and the Artisan Village of Coolidge. 

Contact Us

Pinal Gem & Mineral Society

Business Office:

Artisan Village of Coolidge

351 N. Arizona Boulevard   Coolidge, AZ 85128

1-520 251-5419

email: info@PinalGemandMineralSociety.org

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.)

You can also fill out our online form; see Contact Us

Meeting Information

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The Pinal Gem and Mineral Society, is a division of the Coolidge Performing Arts Center Foundation, Inc a non profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) charitable foundation.

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