The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's annual Mineral Madness event is next weekend, Jan. 21-22, west of Tucson. It's a good warm-up for the Tucson Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Showcase that really gets going a week later.
- Mineral Sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days (Baldwin Education Building)
- Collector's treasures (specimens from Arizona, Mexico and all over the world)
Start a collection (many specimens under $1)
Spruce up the yard with yard rocks (no watering!)
Also: Fossils, Gemstones, Jewelry Demonstrations
- Family Mineral Activity Stations: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days