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.  If you haven’t filled out a liability release form, please go to the “To Join Our Club” page to print it out and submit it at a general meeting or to the field trip leader.

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:
 
Our next outing will be February 15th near Chino Valley. We will be searching for nice Calcite crystals that are solid white, peach in coloration, or clear. These can polish up very nicely. For field trip meeting location and time, please view your Newsletter.
 
Mark your Calendar for March 21st as we will be revisiting the Red Cloud and Geronimo mines. Our finds last time of Wulfenite, Vanadinite, and fluorescent material was nothing short of spectacular! If you are interested in taking this trip, please contact Jim Turner to be added to the sign up sheet.
 
Previous Field Trip:
 
We had an awesome time on the January 18th trip out to Burro Creek. We found some beautiful common opal, Pastelite, Agate, and also ventured further to a site to collect Apache tears. We had a wonderful turn out and everyone found some great material.

To view other past field trips, please visit the drop down menu under Field Trips.

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.