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  1. Mary Flagg says:

    Hello, I am Arthur L Flagg’s granddaughter and was pleasantly surprised to recently learn that the foundation is up and running. My father, Edward Flagg, would be very pleased. The last I knew the collection was locked away upstairs in the museum in Phoenix. My niece Carrie Flagg-Nester has filled me in on the small amount that she has learned about the work of the foundation and I am interested in learning more. I no longer live in Arizona but will be there in mid-September and would love to see what is happening and talk to anyone interested in any information that I may have. I have recently finished reading 37 years of my grandfather’s diaries, which were about as exciting as watching paint dry, but then an occasional gem of information would be tucked away in some of the writings. Knowing that he was a voracious writer I was shocked that the diaries suddenly ended in 1937 and wonder to this day if there were more recent volumes in my uncle Richard Flagg’s collection, but will never know since he passed away before I could ask him. I am also in possession of some of his and other’s writing while in Mexico during the revolution of 1910. Interesting reading, but not directly related to the mining activities. Keep up the good work and would love to learn more or impart any information that I may have.

    • Dana Slaughter says:

      Hi Mary,

      Thank you for sharing your information! While the museum in Phoenix is closed, there is a special exhibit of some of Arthur Flagg’s specimens at the University of Arizona. Additionally, specimens and ephemera from your grandfather’s collection were displayed at the Tucson Show. Our Chairman, Phil Richardson, has contributed greatly to your grandfather’s legacy by writing an excellent article that was published in Rocks & Minerals magazine. Additional biographies and photos of specimens, etc. appeared in the Mineralogical Record magazine.

      We would love for you to attend one of our meetings—it would be great to meet and talk with you and the FMF is always eager to learn more about Mr. Flagg. We have maintained a special suite from your father’s collection but we know frustratingly little about his life other than what has already been published. Please stay in touch and feel free to contact the FMF if we can help you learn more in any way.

  2. Daisy Mountain Rock & Mineral Club - 2nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show says:

    Please add our upcoming show to your calendar of future shows!

    2015 Anthem, AZ 2nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show
    When:
    March 28 Saturday 9am-5pm
    March 29 Sunday 9am-4pm
    Where:
    Diamond Canyon School
    40004 N Liberty Bell Way
    Anthem, AZ 85086
    Contact: 978-460-1528

    See our Facebook page also.

    Thanks for your help!
    Rick Jackson
    Show Marketing Committee Member

  3. Be sure to check out FMF “RSS Feeds & Blogs Tab” for Latest Mineral World News!

    Jolyon Ralph’s, July 27, 2012 MINDAT article relating latest & greatest Rogerley Mine Fluorite discovery is captivating!

    Rogerley Mine in County Durham, Northern England is famous for their daylight fluorescent fluorites exhibiting vibrant hues of blue & green and bright blue fluorescence under SW & LW UV.

    This massive latest Rogerley Fluorite discover merits your attention.

    Regards,
    CW
    MSA, FMF, ESM

  4. Outstanding job Mike Williams and FMF Team!

    Arthur L. Flagg, the Dean of Arizona Rockhound’s, Mr. Rockhound himself would be pleased his rock, gem and mineral legacy continues to flourish with this latest enhancement to the Foundation dedicated to his memory.
    Regards,
    Chris Whitney-Smith
    MSA, FMF, M.R., TGMS, AJRGC, FMS, ESM, MINDAT

  5. Steve Decker says:

    Thanks for rebuilding the Flagg Foundation website in such a lively and clean format. This is a big boost for the Mineral Community in Arizona. Great Job!

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