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.

 

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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

Next Meeting Topic

 

Pinal Gem and Mineral Society

(pinalgemandmineralsociety.org)

   

The next meeting of the gem and mineral society will be on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 7 PM. The Pinal Geology and Mineral Museum will be open at 6 PM for anyone who would like to come early and see the Museum.

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.

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

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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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