A Day at the Alfie


Sat Feb 04 2023 at 09:30 am to 10:00 pm


UArizona Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum | Tucson, AZ

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 today!
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 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, dinner and dancing
The Gemological Institute of America will be hosting a seminar in our classroom during this event. Those signing up for the seminar with GIA will receive an all-day access automatically.


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UArizona Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum, 115 N Church Avenue,Tucson,AZ,United States, Tucson, United States

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