Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Family day at AZ Mining Museum

Explore the world of mining and minerals on
October 16
Annual Family Day
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

Arizona Centennial / Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum
1502 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007 Phone: 602-771-1611.
Free parking at the museum.

The Arizona Centennial / Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum recently became part of the Arizona Historical Society. Currently, this museum commemorates the mining industry that helped build Arizona. (Arizona is the Nation's number one mining state with the largest value of non-fuel mineral production in the country.)

Family Day is an annual museum event and includes: Gold Panning – Keep what you find; Metal Detecting; Kid’s Activities (making bracelets, pet rocks, rock collections, games); Demonstrations (Lapidary (polishing stones), Faceting (cutting gemstones), Wire Wrapping (making pendants for necklaces), Stamp Mill crushing gold ore, Mucker scooping and hauling ore).
Free admission to the public. (Minimal cost for some activities, such as gold panning.)