Some Club Activities
The members of the Prescott Gem & Mineral club go on field trips at least once a month, weather permitting. On these trips, the members are able to locate and identify various minerals and geologic formations. The Club has gone to sites as diverse as Burro Creek, Rodeo Flats, the Anderson Mine and Obsidian Tank. Many members of the club participate in these trips and gain much knowledge and self satisfaction. Most trips include a social gathering built around a meal at mid day or the evening of the trips. Members agree that they gain much satisfaction from the trips.
Upcoming Field Trips
From your field trip guy, Jim Turner;
The trip to Dobell Ranch outside Holbrook for petrified wood was a huge success! Of the 30+ that signed up, 15 members had a great time picking out GORGEOUS rock and having a great lunch. Thank you to Rhonda and all those who brought extra to share- It was a good time of friendship, discovery, and stories. The weather was absolutely perfect!
May 18, we will go to Rodeo Flats in the Verde Valley. With all the weather this winter, there will be a lot of new float on the surface for easy pickings. Dana Ramsey has graciously volunteered to lead this trip. Meet at the McDonalds, Exit 287 off I-17 Verde Valley at 8:30 AM, depart at 9:00. We look forward to seeing you there.
June and July will probably be too hot for rockhounding, and August is our annual show. No trips are SCHEDULED for those months, but watch your email for a possible short notice trip. If someone knows of a place where the fire danger is low and the pickins are good- Let me know, we’ll set something up for the members.
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 recent field trips.