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Mineral Madness Sale & Family Fun at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
January 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
One event on January 20, 2019 at 10:00 am
One event on January 21, 2019 at 10:00 am
Saturday, January 19, 2019 — 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 20, 2019 — 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday, January 21, 2019 — 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 17, 2019 — 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Dig into the rockin’ world of minerals with fun hands-on activities for families. Shop for your own mineral and fossil treasures at rock-bottom prices! Thousands of mineral specimens for sale for the novice to the serious collector. The sale showcases Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico minerals with a selection of minerals and fossils from around the world as well. Bargain hunters will find specimens for as little as 50 cents!
Specials at the sale this year:
- New gem stone donations
- Fluorescent minerals
- Quartz crystals and chalcedony
- Fossilized Shark Poop (Coprolites)
- “Decorator” Rock
During the weekend, you can visit geology and fossil activity stations around the Museum grounds, where children can collect a free rock or mineral specimen in their own egg-carton collection box.
Saturday and Sunday 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Monday 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Do you or someone in your family like to collect rocks or minerals? Do you have some that mystify you? Every specimen has a story to tell. Bring in one, and learn from our Curator — what it’s called, how it formed, and why it’s special.