Kurt Cavano – Arizona’s Four Peaks Amethyst Mine

Pink Icon Man - Lecture Event Date(s): 02/02/2017     Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


(History and Jewelry Trunk Show)

Kurt Cavano, Arizona's Four Peaks Amethyst Mine (History and Jewelry Trunk Show)Crystalline quartz in shades of purple, lilac or mauve is called amethyst and is considered a semi-precious gemstone. It is the birthstone for February.

Many people do not realize that there is a working Amethyst mine located in the Four Peaks Mountains’ region that can be seen from the museum. Kurt Cavano is the owner of this mine and he will be sharing with listeners the history of this mine and his adventures in working it. He has been a jewelry-making, stone-cutting rock hound for almost 50 years and has owned the mine for the last 15 years.

When he is not digging for amethyst, he has a day job in New York where he serves as Founder, Vice Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of GT Nexus, Inc., a supply chain technology company with over 900 employees in 8 different countries around the world. Featured as one of World Trade magazine’s 50 most influential people, Kurt is a frequent speaker and writer on topics concerning international trade and global supply chain management.

He is a member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths and the American Craft Council. He is clearly confused as to what world (mining/jewelry or software/international trade) he belongs in. He hopes to figure that out soon. For his presentation, he will also be bringing along rock samples and beautiful jewelry made with amethyst from his mine, which will be offered for sale in a special trunk sale on the patio before, during, and after, his lecture.

The lecture begins at 2:00. Bring your lawn chairs, as seating for this event fills up fast. While you are waiting for the lecture to begin, you can buy a delicious hot dog or tamale from Pat the Hot Dog Lady. Coffee and cookies will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to the museum for continuing education programs.

Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen.

Please, no smoking on the property.

Please put your cell phone on vibrate during the lecture or turn it off.

Buy a raffle ticket! As a Self-supporting organization that receives no federal, state, or local funding, we rely on revenues generated by our gift shops, events, and fundraisers. As one of our fundraisers, at each week’s lecture we raffle off an item from our gift shop, usually something that is related to the lecture topic for the day. Raffle tickets are priced at 1 for $1, or 6 for $5. Winning tickets are drawn from tickets sold that day. Winner must be present to win.

Don’t forget to buy some tickets for this season’s special fundraising raffle of an exquisite coral and silver necklace and earring set created by the renowned Native 2016-2017 Season fundraising raffle prize - exquisite coral and silver necklace and earring set handmade by renowned Native American master silversmith Tommy Jackson.American Navajo Silversmith

Tommy Jackson. Tommy’s jewelry is considered to be “investment quality” jewelry and is collected by many discerning collectors. Tickets will be on sale at all of our events, with the drawing to be held at the conclusion of our lecture series finale musical concert featuring Ron and Tara Houser.You need not be present to win this raffle.

We appreciate your support and participation in our raffle fundraisers.

Don’t miss this presentation!


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