Play the video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Nature for Wednesday, Feb. 6:

  • GEM AND MINERAL SHOW in Tucson is in full swing, in its 59th year, and we take a look at what's in store for the 2013 edition and the run-up to ther 60th anniversary in 2014. Georgia Davis interviews Paul Harter and Jesse Fisher.

  • THIS MUSEUM is a hidden gem on the University of Arizona campus. The UA Mineral Museum, ensconced in the basement of the Flandreau Science Center, holds a literal treasure trove of gems and minerals from around the globe. Tony Paniagua reports.

  • FLANDREAU SCIENCE CENTER, on the UA campus, is a magnet for students and adults alike looking for activities and exhibits that can take them from beneath the sea to the outer galaxies. Tony Paniagua reports.

  • 19TH CENTURY MINING and today's ultra-modern techniques and equipment hardly match up. Yet, the U.S. Mining Law of 1872 is still the governing legislation for it all in the United States. Georgia Davis interviews Roger Featherstone.