22-106 MINERALS AND GEMS (UPDATED REPEAT)
Harlan Clare, Wednesdays, 2 to 4 pm
Sonoran Room: January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16
Minerals and gems can be beautiful, but did you know that many of the products you use today come from common minerals? Come join us and learn about common, and not so common, minerals. You will participate in hands-on activities and demonstrations, while learning how and why minerals are different and how they are used or feared. Find out how minerals can be altered to enhance their value. All of these topics will increase your appreciation of specimens when you attend the Tucson Mineral, Gem and Fossil Showcase, the largest of its kind in the world, in Tucson, Arizona. As an optional experience, the instructor will provide some venue tours based on vendor availability.
Note: The instructor requires the wearing of a mask to attend this class.