Dec 2018 Trip to Dobell Ranch

Our December 8th field trip to Dobell Ranch began with a chilly morning meet at Silver Saddle Rd. A scant, lucky, seven members ready to scout the open pits and grounds strewn with multi-colored Arizona Petrified Wood. Our host, Rhonda Dobell and grandchildren, helped by pointing out some of the better material. It was as. . . Read More

November Field Trip to Meteor Crater

November’s club field trip saw 10 members drive out to Arizona’sfamousMeteor Crater participating in a guided tour lasting about an hour.here is a brief description of the Craters history copied fromWikipediafor those that have not visited the Crater. The crater was created about 50,000 years ago during the Pleistocene epoch when the local climate on the. . . Read More

September Field Trip to Gray Mountain

September’s field trip was well attended and productive, eight club members departed from the Market at Silver Saddle and State Route 89  for Gray Mountain. Upon our arrival to the area, Andrea Eubanks led the way to our primary collecting site, winding through geologic sandstone formations to a plateau above the Little Colorado River .. . . Read More

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.  

Perkinsville Agate Field Trip Report

Linda and I brought some finshed Cabachons to compare to some rough uncut pieces provided by our President and Vice President to our May 18th meeting. There was a lot of interest though just 8 members were up early on Saturday to meet Linda and I at the Safeway in Williams, the gateway to Perkinsville,. . . Read More

Cleator Field Trip Report

This was a popular field trip with 19 attendees.  Marty & Linda rendezvoused with everyone, including two gals all the way from New York, who were passing through and saw the field trip listed on our website.  (The both joined the club and are looking forward to coming back soon for more fun in our. . . 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

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