Field Trips

Members of the Prescott Gem and Mineral club go on field trips at least once a month, weather permitting. On these trips, the members are able to locate, identify, and collect various rocks and minerals. The Club has gone to sites as diverse as Burro Creek, Rodeo Flats, Anderson Mine, and Obsidian Tank. Many members of the club participate in these trips and gain much knowledge and self satisfaction. To add to the pleasure of discovering these treasures, some take what beauties they have collected and utilize our lapidary workshop to turn their unique finds into beautiful cabochons that can be used to make jewelry or just polish them up for display and keep the memories of their adventures. If you have an interest in learning and discovering more about rocks and minerals or just love to get out in nature, we would love for you to join us and become a member.

A large portion of our hobby consists of collecting in the field. Our members are proud to endorse these Code of Ethics as stated by the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Click the link to view our Code of Ethics

Field Trip Updates: 
From our Field Trip Guy, Jim Turner:
Upcoming Field Trip:
We will be heading near Burro Creek on Saturday, January 18th where we will be looking for Pastelite, Chert, and Agate. There are also Apache Tears in the area. For field trip meeting location and time, please view your Newsletter.
Previous Field Trip:
The EXTRA field trip to Red Cloud and Geronimo Mines was a great success! December 14th, we had 20 members show up under beautiful blue skies, 70 degree temperatures, and gentle breezes. Thanks to the generosity of the mine operator Roger, and his assistant Ben, all participants went home well satisfied. New Wulfenite material the size of your thumbnail was on the surface for the finding. The Geronimo mine yielded up some great treasure as well in the form of Vanadinite ranging from yellows to deep blood red.
Pictures below are of Wulfenite – one piece purchased, the others found; Vanadinite – all found material; also the entrance to the Geronimo, and some pictures from inside that mine. The streaks are dust caught by the phone flash at a tunnel divide. The walls glisten with Vanadinite!
YOU MUST BE A PAID UP MEMBER TO GO ON ANY FIELD TRIP AND HAVE A PGMC STICKER IN YOUR VEHICLE REAR WINDOW!

The following pictures are from past field trips.