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 Alfie 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!