The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum will hold its annual “Mineral Madness” mineral show and sale this weekend, January 19 & 20, 2013.
There will be thousands of minerals on display with something for beginning rock hounds to serious collectors.
In addition to the mineral show, there will be activities for families and children all around the museum grounds, including viewing micro-minerals, painting with minerals and learning about how animals and people use minerals.
See a list of scheduled events at http://www.desertmuseum.org/visit/mineralmad.php
Children will be able to collect a free mineral at each event (bring an egg carton).
Wulfenite, ASDM photo by Jeanne Broome