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FIELD TRIP: Mingus Mountain Banded Iron Formation (Saturday, September 25, 2021)

  • 09/25/2021
  • Meet Up Location @ Registration (Mingus Mountain)

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Saturday, September 25, 2021 field trip is a joint field trip with the Daisy Mountain Gem and Mineral Club and the Sedona Gem and Mineral Club.  Trip being organized by Daisy Mountain Rock & Mineral Club.

More information about the meeting time and place will be emailed after registration.

The Banded Iron Formation (BIF) is a very Geologically significant deposit both in age (~1.8 Billion years old) and composition.  To learn more about this amazing rock, here is a link to a short article about the deposit:    http://repository.azgs.az.gov/sites/default/files/dlio/files/nid1931/sp2-chp4-p73-82.pdf

Not only is the deposit of scientific interest, it is an attractive rock and is also a lapidary material.  (Although it does make a mess with its abundant red stain.)

Here are some images of the BIF from around Mingus Mountain.


HERE IS THE SPECIFIC INFORMATION FROM DMRMC:

Hi All,

The trip to Mingus Mountain for Jasper with Hematite is scheduled for Saturday September 25th. 

Meet-up details near Prescott Valley emailed after registration.

The road back to the collecting area can be rough in spots, so I prefer high clearance vehicles, but for anyone without an SUV or pickup, you could leave your vehicle at one of the camping spots close to the main road.  We will go about 7.5 miles back on the dirt roads to the site.

We will be joining our friends from the Sedona Gem & Mineral Club and the MSA Club.  Make sure you let me know that you want to go and who is going with you. (plus phone number)  We already have people signing up before this email went out.  We will be at about 7000 ft elevation, so it should be beautiful weather.  There is plenty of material to collect for all.

Thanks for your support.

Bill Freese
DMRMC VP & Field Trip Committee Chairman
602-568-6843
bfreese77@cox.net

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