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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Flagg Gem and Mineral Show in Mesa, Arizona

Copper Mineral
The 39th Annual Flagg Gem and Mineral Show will be held Friday, January 7, 2011 to Sunday, January 9, 2011 from 9 am to 5 pm. The show is located at Mesa Community College in the West parking lot which is on Dobson Road between Southern Avenue and the Superstition Freeway (Route 60). A number of exhibits will be set up including the Peralta Stone maps and a special fluorescent display. Parking and admission is free, and there will be free activities for children along with free samples for children and teachers.

Organizations that will have booths at the show are: Apache Junction Gem and Mineral Club, Arizona Leaverites, Arizona Mineral and Mining Museum Foundation, Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum, Maricopa Lapidary Society, Mineralogical Society of Arizona, Superstition Mountain Lost Dutchman Museum.

One goal of this show is to increase the interest of families and children in rocks, minerals, geology, and science. Children can become interested in science through minerals, crystals, and fossils, and the hope is to encourage their interest. Several groups will have free samples for children and for teachers. There will be free activities for children, such as "Dig for Fossils". The Arizona Leaverites have a large collection of labeled rock and mineral samples, and 12 samples can be purchased for one dollar.

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