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Arizona has such a unique and fantastic geologic history. A remnant of that history are the rocks, gems and mineral deposits all over the state. Many people have no idea of the richness that lies beneath their feet.
To bring that geologic history and the story of the earth in Arizona to life, a new museum has been developed- the Pinal Geology and Mineral Museum. Created and maintained by the Pinal Gem and Mineral Society under the guidance of geologist Dr. Ray Grant, the museum is telling the story of the earth in Arizona and displaying examples of its mineral beauty. Dr. Grant comments, "Arizona has such geologic diversity and many people are interested to trace that history. We expect the Pinal Geology and Mineral Museum will become a center of excellence in geologic education well situated between Phoenix and Tucson".
The Pinal Geology and Mineral Museum is currently under development and construction as part of the Central Arizona Heritage Museum in the Artisan Village of Coolidge (www.artisanvillageofcoolidge.org) located at 351 N. Arizona Boulevard. We expect the Museum to be open in the summer of 2015 and more announcements will be forthcoming. A Grand Opening is planned during the fall 2015.
During August 2014, a group of excited and passionate people decided that the rural area of Central Arizona was under- represented in the gems, rocks and minerals avocation. They have rapidly formed the Pinal Gem and Mineral Society to serve the entire region.
The natural splensor of Pinal County has been preserved and is repleat with old mines and other area that would excite any person intrested in mineralogy.
The Coolidge location midway between Tuscon, the mineral capital of the world and Phoenix makes it a destination for the East Valley enthusiasts as well as vast portions of Pinal County.
The Pinal Gem and Mineral Society is planning to open an Earth Science Museum within Coolidge and has it's eye on a number of potential sites that surely will become a destination for the entire region.
The Pinal Gem and Mineral Society is a division of the Coolidge Performing Arts Center Foundation, Inc, a non profit, tax exempt 501c3 charatible organization.
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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