Established December 4, 1935
MSA is a Non-Profit 501[c](3) organization founded by Mr. Arthur L. Flagg.
PURPOSE: To promote popular interest and education in Earth Science, and related fields (Geology, Mineralogy, Paleontology, and Lapidary arts). To foster a fellowship among individuals interested in Earth Science and enable our members to better identify materials we collect, and how to display or further process these materials. To teach all generations about rocks, minerals, fossils, and what can be done with them, and be collaborative in community of groups with similar interests to our Society
Born: June 29, 1883 Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island
Death: April 27, 1961 Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
“To All Who Are Inspired by the Beauties and Mysteries of the Mineral Kingdom”
A. L. F.
Mineralogical Society of Arizona (MSA) logo design is inspired by the following MSA members:
MSA Co-Founder and President Mr. Arthur L. Flagg, who serves as the rock foundation and prospecting roots of our society.
MSA President Dr. Raymond Grant who's presentation "Basalt to Wulfenite or How Arizona Got So Many Minerals" was inspiration for Chris Whitney-Smith's logo designs.
MSA President Mr. Chris Whitney-Smith, who's MSA 75th anniversary pin and MSA logo designs united symbolism of MSA and mineralogy and championed campaign to make wulfenite the state mineral of Arizona.
MSA Board Governor Mr. Don Boushelle, who designed Flagg Mineral Foundation's 2016 logo and who's distinguished artisan vision in collaboration with Chris Whitney-Smith, created an MSA logo with symbolism that honors MSA history, pays tribute to MSA's enduring future and features a Red Cloud Wulfenite in support of wulfenite as the state mineral of Arizona.