Quartzite Field Trip

Four members of the club (Linda and Marty Dougherty and John and Beth Duggan) made it down to Quartzite, Arizona for the annual Pow Wow. This show has been held in January for over 50 years. There were over two thousand vendors to visit in the area so there was lots to see and buy.. . . Read More

October 26th Field Trip to Alpine Az

This was the clubs second field trip for October with the intention of collecting Luna Blue Agate in New Mexico. A new friend from the Prescott club was to meet us Saturday afternoon  in Alpine to lead us to Reserve , New Mexico to collect Agate on Sunday October 27th. Thirteen members arrived in Alpine,. . . Read More

OCTOBER 19TH CLUB FIELD TRIP TO SYCAMORE CREEK, ARIZONA

Saturday morning a group of 12 signed in for the two and a half hour drive south to Sycamore Creek.   We met Larry Jensen who led our group on a 2 mile dirt road where we all found places to safely pull to the side of the road at a dry wash to search. . . Read More

Quartzsite Field Trip

Our January field trip to Quartzsite saw perfect weather in the high 60’s, with Snow Birds filling the open desert with their motor-homes. Linda and I arrived on the 17th as did John and Beth Duggan. Our rock collecting spree began at Desert Gardens, where just about every rock, mineral and gem can be found, for. . . Read More

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

Your Slab Saw is Your Friend

This short tutorial on how to operate a slab saw is directed toward the new user and can be a refresher for the seasoned slab-miester. Generally slab saws are heavy, so find a covered area indoors to place it, (or outside if you have to). You probably won’t be moving it unless yours has wheels.. . . Read More

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