Rockin’ Minerals

January 13-14, 2024
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join us for our Mineral Sale with selections for novice to seasoned collectors, with proceeds benefiting the Desert Museum. Thanks to several new Rockin’ Mineral donations, we have a new selection of rare minerals (including some Sweet Home Mine minerals), jewelry items, fossils, wire wrapping, and beautiful polished sculptures. Enjoy hands-on geology activities for kids and families, including a free starter mineral collection for kids. And of course, you’ll get to see our new fluorescent exhibit and visit with our animals as well.

Please note: A Desert Museum admission ticket or membership is required to participate.

Specials at the sale this year:

Saturday only: Wire Wrapping
Guests can buy a favorite small rock/mineral and (for a fee) a volunteer will wire wrap it for them while they wait.
Sunday only 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.: Ask a Geologist
Curator Emeritas Anna, and Expert Ore Geologist Volunteer Frank will be available to answer questions. Guests can bring in their favorite rock/mineral and Anna and Frank will interpret the story behind their treasures.

Returning favorites:

You can also visit geology and fossil activity stations around the Museum grounds where children can collect free rocks, minerals and fossils in their own egg-carton collection box.

Young guest selecting minerals
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