How the West was Built - The Big Picture - Classes Summer 2018

Three huge forces, acting over millions of years, have made the Western United States what they are today.


Each one hour class will explore one of these forces - a fun hour with learning

The Monster Beneath our Feet is all about subduction and the massive Farallon Plate which built the Rocky Mountains; created the Cascade volcanoes; still progresses under Mexico today; and is the reason for much of the mineral riches of the South Western States. Gol...

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How the West was Built - Class Schedule Summer 2018

SUMMER CLASSES from Gems of the West

How the West was Built – The Big PIcture

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How the West was Built - Classes Fact Sheet

How the West was Built - The Big Picture:Fact Sheet

Times – Sundays from July 1st to September 23rd at 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm or 3 pm to 3 pm depending on subject booked

Locatio...

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Amethyst or Citrine?

We are often asked about the difference between Amethyst and Citrine, some people claim that Citrine is actually heated Amethyst. For questions of this kind it is never a good idea to rely on random bloggs for an answer. It is always best go back to the chemistry of the mineral in question using a reputable source. The internationally recognised source of reliable information on crystals, minerals, their formation, structure and sources is Read more...