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“To All Who Are Inspired by the Beauties and Mysteries of the Mineral Kingdom”
Arthur L. Flagg - MSA Founder

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MSA EVENTS & SPEAKERS

ONLINE EVENT - NOVEMBER 19th, 2020 @ 7.30 pm (AZ time)

"BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE NEW UA ALFIE NORVILLE GEM AND MINERAL MUSEUM" 
Presented by Mr. ERIC FRITZ

NOVEMBER meeting will be virtual via ZOOM.

Our November 19th program will be presented by Eric Fritz, “Behind the Scenes of the New UA AlfieMr. Eric Fritz; Photo courtesy Eric Fritz Norville Gem and Mineral Museum.” The museum exhibit buildout will be moving into the final month as we prepare this presentation. Join us for a sneak peek of the progress and layout of a world class mineral museum, just down the road. Through the help of museum designers Ralph Applebaum and Associates in New York, we have created a unique narrative of Mineral Evolution. Our solar system began with around 60 shared minerals among all of the solid celestial bodies. Earth alone has evolved into 5400 and counting. This thread is woven around geologic processes through the first gallery showcasing worldwide and extraterrestrial mineral specimens. The second gallery explores the history of mining in Arizona through an amazing diversity of mineral specimens, including our southern neighbor, Mexico. The final gallery introduces gem science, man’s interaction and artistic interpretation of beautiful rocks and minerals..

Mark the date on your calendars as Mineralogical Society of Arizona is very lucky for a Bob Jones Talk!

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ABOUT MSA

Mineralogical Society of Arizona's purpose is to promote interest and education in Earth Science, and related fields.

  • Field Trips
  • Monthly Meetings
  • Seminars, Symposiums and Shows

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MSAClub1935@msaaz.org
PO Box 54307
Phoenix, AZ 85078

MSAClub1935@msaaz.org
PO Box 54307
Phoenix, AZ 85078

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