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Museum Hours

Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed Major Holidays


Admission

Members: FREE
Adults: $15.95 + tax
Children (3 – 17): $11.95 + tax
Student with ID: $11.95 + tax
Active Military w/ ID: Free
(1/2 price admission for active
duty dependents with ID)
Seniors (65+): $13.95 + tax

Location

100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 606-5700
I-75 Exit 293
Cartersville, GA

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Mineral Symposium 2021: Mineral Collecting

Monday, March 15 – Friday, March 19, 2021
Daily Lecture at 12:15 PM

Watch Live GraphicJoin us on Facebook LIVE to hear a different expert in the field each day and learn about mineral collecting. Speakers will discuss building a collection on any budget, valuing your collection and assessing its quality, joining a mineral collecting organization, and going out in the field to collect.

* This scientific mineral symposium is recommended for those with a geologic background and general mineral knowledge.

 * Speaker lineup subject to change without notice.

THURSDAY: THE COLLECTING COMMUNITY

Peter Megaw, PhD, Exhibits Chair for the Tucson Gem and Mineral ShowPeter Megaw, PhD, Exhibits Chair for the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Thirty-five years as Exhibits Chair for the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® (TGMS) has given Peter Megaw unique access to the international mineral community and many of the community’s most august personalities and institutions… not to mention the inner workings of mineral shows worldwide. Through all of this runs a thread of individuals dedicated to preserving and presenting minerals for all to see and enjoy.  The interactions Peter’s had with the many friends he’s made in the mineral community over the years have strongly influenced his personal collecting and his approach to wrangling exhibits for TGMS… which boils down to a strong preference for context… geological and mineralogical. To paraphrase the realtors of the world…it’s Locality, Locality, Locality!

Peter is a Consulting Geologist (PhD UofA), President of IMDEX/Cascabel, and co-founder of MAG Silver and Minaurum Gold. Peter has been a dedicated mineral collector since first setting foot in Santa Eulalia in 1977. He moved to Tucson in 1979 and quickly joined the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, serving in most roles (except Treasurer) over the years.  He took on the job of Exhibits Chair for the Tucson Show in 1984, a job he has kept for most of the last 36 years, giving him the opportunity to visit most of the world’s major mineral museums with a special eye out for what they should bring to Tucson. His mineral collecting has come to focus almost exclusively on Minerals of Mexico and he has spoken and written extensively on specimen localities there; most recently an in-depth article for Mineralogical Record on the Santa Eulalia Mining District in Chihuahua, Mexico. He is also a contributing editor for Rocks and Minerals.  In his spare time he collaborates on studies of silver isotopes in silver minerals, is Mindat’s moderator for submissions on Mexico and co-moderator of the FMF Mineral Forum, often with tongue planted firmly in cheek. A combination of the above led him to be awarded the Carnegie Mineralogical Award for 2009.

FRIDAY: Field Collecting with Jeff Deere

Jeff Deere, Mineral Collector
5
Mar

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Friday, 7 - 9 PM
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10
Mar

Ask the Expert: Mineral Collecting

Facebook LIVE
Wednesday, 2 PM
03/10/2021

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13
Mar

Scout Saturday: Wolf Cub Scouts

Saturday, 10 AM – 12:30 PM
03/13/2021

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MUSEUM HOURS

Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.


ADMISSION

Members: FREE
Adults: $15.95 + tax
Children (3 – 17): $11.95 + tax
Student with ID: $11.95 + tax
Active Military w/ ID: Free
(1/2 price admission for active
duty dependents with ID)
Seniors (65+): $13.95 + tax

LOCATION

100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 606-5700
I-75 Exit 293
Cartersville, GA

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