For the Love of Minerals: Book Launch Celebration for ‘Mineralogy of Arizona, Fourth Edition’

The University of Arizona Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum, and the University of Arizona Press invite you to celebrate the publication of Mineralogy of Arizona, Fourth Edition.

When: Saturday, June 25, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum, 115 N Church Ave., Ste 121, Tucson.

Authors will be in the museum auditorium to answer all your mineralogy questions, and sign books, which will be available for purchase from 10 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. Museum Admission for two adults is included with purchase. Cost of the book is $75 for hardcover, and $49.95 for paperback.

This fourth edition covers the 992 minerals found in Arizona, showcased with breathtaking new color photographs throughout the book. The new edition includes more than 200 new species not reported in the third edition and previously unknown in Arizona. Chapters cover gemstones and lapidary materials, fluorescent minerals, and an impressive catalog of mineral species. The authors also discuss mineral districts, including information about the geology, mineralogy, and age of mineral occurrences throughout the state. The book includes detailed maps of each county, showing the boundaries and characteristics of the mineral districts present in the state.

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