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SHOW POSTER FEATURING:

FLUORITE with BARYTE

Berbes mining area,

Ribadesells, Asturias, Spain

6.5cm, Nick McClure Collection

Jeff Scovil Photo


The 4th Phoenix Heritage Mineral Show (PHMS)

Hosted by Mineralogical Society of Arizona (MSA)

June 1st - 2nd, 2024!


Show Theme: Fluorite

ADMISSION:

CASH ONLY - ATM Available

$5.00 Adults

$3.00 MSA Members

FREE 12 years & younger with paying adult

FREE Parking during show

* Special Hotel Partner Rate at Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport

PHOENIX SHRINE AUDITORIUM

552 N 40th STREET

PHOENIX, AZ 85008

HOURS:

Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday:   10am - 4pm

Café & Bar: Open - 4pm


Featuring: Minerals, Competitive and Guest Exhibits Saturday Night: Dinner, Talk, Awards and Auctions! 


2024 Guest and/or Competitive Exhibitor Invitation with Entry Forms.

Please consider the following opportunities to exhibit at The 4th Phoenix Heritage Mineral Show sponsored by Mineralogical Society of Arizona as follows:


1.  BEST OF THEME AWARD The show theme is fluorite and there is a competition for fluorite specimens in two size categories (Thumbnail-Miniature and Small Cabinet-Cabinet).

 

2.  The trophy competition honors following three Arizona individuals who have contributed significantly to our hobby: 

 

 BOB JONES TROPHY for Best Display of Minerals

 

 DAVID SHANNON TROPHY for Best Display of Field Collected Minerals

 

 ARTHUR L. FLAGG TROPHY for Best Display of Minerals by a Junior.  Highest Scoring Junior Display also receives additional cash prize.

 

All trophies with exception of Best of Theme will come with monetary prizes in addition to quality engraved crystal trophies.


Deadline for All entries due is May 7, 2024.

 

Exhibit cases are limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

 

Please clink following link to read and download Invitation Letter and Competitive and Guest Entry Forms:


Invitation Exhibit Entry Forms MSA 4th PHMS.pdf


I am looking forward to receiving your entry/entries for the show.

 

Regards,

Les Presmyk

The 4th PHMS Exhibits Chairman

602-370-0639 or Presmyk@cox.net


NORTH STAR PURPOSE:

MINERALOGICAL SOCIETY OF ARIZONA’S

PHOENIX HERITAGE MINERAL SHOW (PHMS): Focus on well-known, top-quality mineral dealers with a select representation of high-quality gemstone, jewelry, and fossil dealers. The goal of our show is to bring exceptional minerals to the underserved mineral collector and to be a gathering place where collectors can cultivate their passion for fine minerals and enjoy good fellowship with others in the mineral collecting community. PHMS exists to fill a niche not found in most club shows.


Quality is our guiding light as the PHMS Show Committee seeks out and invites highly regarded dealers known for their stunning displays, superb inventories, and loyal customer followings of dedicated collectors.

PHMS is The Largest, Quality Mineral Show in the Phoenix Area catering to mineral collectors and offering them an annual destination to look forward to each year.

 

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