Picnic – Sept 2018 at Ft. Tuthill

We were favored with gorgeous weather for our picnic this year.  We had a number of new members join us and as you can see from the photos below, a great time was had by all.  

Need Help Identifying These Specimens

What Are You Curious About? I am from Wisconsin, staying in Winslow with girlfriend who is a nurse.. I just became interested in rocks and minerals and need help identifying some specimens…. thank you Your specimens are three forms of quartz, in which the crystals are of microscopic size so you can’t see their shape.. . . Read More

Rock Party & Potluck – A Great Time!

Marty & Linda, our Field Trip Co-chairs, hosted 12 club members at their home in Paulden, this past weekend.  Marty generously invited us into his workshop & showed us how to use his equipment (with  help from Allan Mills). We were each able to have a slab cut from larger rocks we brought and Marty. . . Read More

St. Patty’s Day Field Trip to Dobell Ranch

We had thirteen club members drive out to Dobell Ranch to collect petrified wood.  Everyone was in high spirits, and the weather was cooperative, providing us with a gorgeous day.  We had so much fun both Linda & I forgot to take photos. Here’s a link to the Dobell Ranch website’s photo gallery:  https://azpetrifiedwood.com/gallery Noah. . . Read More

What is the Difference Between a Rock and a Mineral?

According to the USGS website, “A mineral is a naturally occurring inorganic element or compound having an orderly internal structure and characteristic chemical composition, crystal form, and physical properties”. “A rock is an aggregate of one or more mineral, or a body of undifferentiated mineral matter”. For more information about rocks and minerals, be sure. . . Read More

You Might Be a Rockhound

IF… you think road cuts are built as tourist attractions. you describe your vacations by the rocks you brought home. the rockpile in your garage is over your head. your PC screen saver features pictures of rocks. you find rocks when you empty your pockets at night. you went to a rock festival and you. . . Read More

Field Trip Report – Gray Mountain

December 20, 2017 – We had seven club members head out to Gray Mountain to collect Petrified Wood and Jasper.  The morning started out a bit cooler than most of us found comfortable, but by the time we got to our second stop the wind had died down and the temperature was as nearly perfect. . . Read More