A Day at the Alfie

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A Day at the Alfie

The Alfie Museum is hosting an all-day event to inspire and connect with our friends in the gem and mineral communities!

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115 N Church Ave 115 North Church Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701

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About this event

  • 12 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Spend the day listening to expert guest speaker presentations, networking with industry professionals, and enjoying the newest exhibit installations in our galleries!

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

Seating is limited, reserve your seat for the guest speaker series!

9:30am-2:45pm Morning Presentations

10am Aaron Palke, Gemological Institute of America

Sapphires from Montana:

Gemology, Geology, and History

11am Bruce Bridges, Bridges Tsavorite

The Discovery and Faceting

of The Lion of Merelani Tsavorite

12pm David Smith, Faceters Paradise

The United States Faceters Guild

1pm Les Presmyk, Chairman, Flagg Mineral Foundation

Underground Collecting:

Adventures in Arizona and Mexico

2pm Wim Vertriest, Gemological Institute of America

Mozambican Rubies: News from the Lab and Field

3-6:45pm Afternoon Presentations

3pm Jeff Morrison, Havey Quarry

Mining the Havey Tourmaline Quarry

4pm Robert Weldon, Gemological Institute of America

Rediscovering the Chivor Emerald Mine:

In the Footsteps of Peter Rainier

5pm Jesse Fisher

Fluorite from the Weardale Region,

Northern England

6pm Justin Prim, Faceting Apprentice School for Gemcutting

Pioneering the American Faceting Movement

7-10pm Exclusive access to our Speakeasy, live Jazz Music and refreshments