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.
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
Museum and Gem and Mineral Society Events
"Doug’s Lapidary Program"
By Doug Duffy
The next meeting of the gem and mineral society will be on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7 PM. Our speaker will be Doug Duffy. Doug has a long history of teaching lapidary and silversmithing. He taught classes at the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum for 19 years until it closed in 2011 and has continued to teach at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, North Mountain Visitor Center, and at his home studio. He is bringing many samples of his work for show and tell. Doug has been a member and officer of many of the lapidary and mineral clubs in Arizona and has been collecting in Arizona for many years. Don’t miss this interesting and informative program.
The Pinal Geology and Mineral Museum will be open at 6 PM for anyone who would like to come early and see the Museum. We are constantly adding new things. Everyone is welcome.
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.
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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