MSA November 8, 2018 Meeting – Mr. Bob Jones

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November 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Franciscan Renewal Center
5802 E Lincoln Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

The MSA November 8, 2018 Program is entitled “Cornwall: Mining, Minerals and Amazing History” and will be presented by Mr. Bob Jones

The November 8th program will be presented by our own Mr. Bob Jones on ” Cornwall: Mining, Minerals and Amazing History.  Bob will take us on an adventure of Rashleigh and Caerhays Castle collections and other amazing things.  This will be a debut of Bob’s Cornwall program for a mineral club and we are very lucky Bob can present it for Mineralogical Society of Arizona.

Bob is an MSA Milestone Life Member, MSA President 1964, generous donor, volunteer and oldest founding member of our sister organization Flagg Mineral Foundation. He is a world-renowned collector, lecturer, host and author. He authored Nature’s Hidden Rainbows Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin, NJ 1964, The Collector’s Book of Fluorescent Minerals 1983, Twenty-Fifth and Fifth Year History of the Tucson Show, The Frugal Collector, Volume 1 2011 and over 1800 articles in The Mineralogical Record, Rocks and Minerals, Rock & Gem, Lapidary Journal, Monde et Mineraux and Arizona Highways. Bob is co-host for BlueCap Productions DVD series of “What’s Hot” filmed at premier gem and mineral shows in Tucson, Arizona and Munich, Germany.

Bob earned his MS in Science from New Haven Teacher’s College, taught Science for 32 years, and is Senior Consulting Editor of Rock and Gem, 1992 inductee into National Rockhound and Lapidary Hall of Fame, 1998 Carnegie Mineralogical Award recipient, honoree of mineral species: Bobjonesite, recipient of Flagg Mineral Foundation 2012 A. L. Flagg Lifetime Achievement Award and Mineralogical Society of Arizona 2014 Hall of Fame Inductee.

The meeting will be held at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, AZ. Arrive 7PM, meeting starts at 7:30PM.


Bob Jones, Cornwall, England, UK;  Photo circa 2006 courtesy Bob Jones.


Rock&Gem July 2017: A Specimen’s Story
Tracing the History of a World-Class Bournonite,
Cornwall, England, UK, Bob Jones Collection.


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