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    • 02/24/2024
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    THIS IS NOT AN OVERNIGHT TRIP

    Trip:  B&B #1 Fluorite Claim, North of Aguila, AZ


    Meet up spot:
    Parking lot of Goodwill Store
    2031 W Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ 85390
    SW corner of W Wickenburg Way and N Vulture Mine Road
    8:30 am

    Tools:
    Pick, Shovel, Rock Hammer, Chisel, Screwdriver, Gloves, and a bucket or box to carry your finds.

    We will be collecting fluorite at a claim in the mountains north of Aguila. We will be digging a fluorite vein for crystals and lapidary material(tumbles). The fluorite is seafoam green, light blue, and sometimes purple. The mine is about 1/4 mile hike over rugged terrain. A high clearance vehicle is required and we will be driving through sand part of the way. Make sure you have lunch, water, plenty of fuel and a good spare. This is a remote area please be prepared. If there is time and the desire at the end of the day, I can take people to a quartz crystal locality on the route. This requires a bit of rugged hiking as well. 
    • 03/21/2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • (In Person Meeting): Franciscan Renewal Center, (Piper Hall), 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
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    MSA MEETING PROGRAM & PLACE

    Franciscan Renewal Center, (Piper Hall),

    March 21, 2024 @ 7.30 pm Arizona time


    "TITLE TBA”
    Presented by TBA

     

    Meeting is on 3rd Thursday.

    * No refreshments

    MEETING will be In-Person and Zoom.


    Program TBA.





    Meeting starts at 7.30PM Arizona time.


    • 04/18/2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • (In Person Meeting): Franciscan Renewal Center, (Piper Hall), 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
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    MSA MEETING PROGRAM & PLACE

    Franciscan Renewal Center, (Piper Hall),

    April 18, 2024 @ 7.30 pm Arizona time


    "TITLE TBA”
    Presented by TBA

     

    Meeting is on 3rd Thursday.

    * No refreshments

    MEETING will be In-Person and Zoom.


    Program TBA.





    Meeting starts at 7.30PM Arizona time.


    • 05/16/2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • (In Person Meeting): Franciscan Renewal Center, (Piper Hall), 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
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    MSA MEETING PROGRAM & PLACE

    Franciscan Renewal Center, (Piper Hall),

    May 16, 2024 @ 7.30 pm Arizona time


    "TITLE TBA”
    Presented by TBA

     

    Meeting is on 3rd Thursday.

    * No refreshments

    MEETING will be In-Person and Zoom.


    Program TBA.





    Meeting starts at 7.30PM Arizona time.


    • 06/22/2024
    • Meeting Location in Scottsdale To Be Announced
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    MSA MEETING PROGRAM & PLACE

    Franciscan Renewal Center, (Piper Hall),

    SATURDAY, June 22, 024 @ TIME (TBA) Arizona time


    "TITLE TBA”
    Presented by TBA

     

    Meeting is on 4th SATURDAY.

    * POTLUCK

    MEETING will be In-Person ONLY (No Zoom).


    Program TBA.







    • 09/19/2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • (In Person Meeting): Franciscan Renewal Center, (Piper Hall), 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
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    MSA MEETING PROGRAM & PLACE

    Franciscan Renewal Center, (Piper Hall),

    September 19, 2024 @ 7.30 pm Arizona time


    "TITLE TBA”
    Presented by TBA

     

    Meeting is on 3rd Thursday.

    * No refreshments

    MEETING will be In-Person and Zoom.


    Program TBA.





    Meeting starts at 7.30PM Arizona time.


    • 10/17/2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • (In Person Meeting): Franciscan Renewal Center, (Piper Hall), 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
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    MSA MEETING PROGRAM & PLACE

    Franciscan Renewal Center, (Piper Hall),

    October 17, 2024 @ 7.30 pm Arizona time


    "TITLE TBA”
    Presented by TBA

     

    Meeting is on 3rd Thursday.

    * No refreshments

    MEETING will be In-Person and Zoom.


    Program TBA.





    Meeting starts at 7.30PM Arizona time.


    • 11/21/2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • (In Person Meeting): Franciscan Renewal Center, (Piper Hall), 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
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    MSA MEETING PROGRAM & PLACE

    Franciscan Renewal Center, (Piper Hall),

    November 21, 2024 @ 7.30 pm Arizona time


    "TITLE TBA”
    Presented by TBA

     

    Meeting is on 3rd Thursday.

    * No refreshments

    MEETING will be In-Person and Zoom.


    Program TBA.





    Meeting starts at 7.30PM Arizona time.


    • 12/14/2024
    • SCOTTSDALE LOCATION revealed after Registration & Payment
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    MINERALOGICAL SOCIETY OF ARIZONA

    2024 HOLIDAY JAMBOREE

    CELEBRATING MSA'S 89th BIRTHDAY



    SATURDAY, December 14, 2024

    TIME: TBD

    (You may arrive as early as TBD)

    MSA 2024 Holiday Jamboree & Christmas Party

    (Scottsdale) Location revealed after Registration & Payment. 

     

    Look at bottom of Confirmed Registration Email for Link to PDF with DIRECTIONS and MAP.

    December Holiday Jamboree if more than just a party and meeting, it is also election of 2025 Officers and Board and election of 

    2024 Rockhounds of the Year (Adult) and (Junior).


    HOLIDAY JAMBOREE CONSISTS OF FOLLOWING:

    • Catered Meal in a location (To Be Announced).
    • Election of 2025 Officers & Board.
    • Raffles.
    • Silent Auctions.  
    • 2024 Rockhound of the Year Election for (Adult) and (Junior) Candidates. 
    • MSA will provide canned beverages or bottled water.  


    RSVP REGISTRATION & PAY $FEE TBD

    PER MEMBER PRE-PAYMENT REQUIRED.


    REGISTER & PAY:  

    Log-In to your MSA Profile on msaaz.org, go to EVENTS tab to complete registration and pay.

    DEADLINE TO RSVP REGISTER & PRE-PAY:  December 11, 2024.

     LIMITED (## TBD) PAID MSA MEMBER ONLY EVENT.

    Payment is non-refundable due to catered meal.


    • 01/16/2025
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • (In Person Meeting): Franciscan Renewal Center, (Piper Hall), 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
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    MSA MEETING PROGRAM & PLACE

    Franciscan Renewal Center, (Piper Hall),

    January 16 , 2025 @ 7.30 pm Arizona time


    "TITLE TBA”
    Presented by TBA

     

    Meeting is on 3rd Thursday.

    * No refreshments

    MEETING will be In-Person and Zoom.


    Program TBA.





    Meeting starts at 7.30PM Arizona time.


    • 02/20/2025
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • (In Person Meeting): Franciscan Renewal Center, (Piper Hall), 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
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    MSA MEETING PROGRAM & PLACE

    Franciscan Renewal Center, (Piper Hall),

    February 20 , 2025 @ 7.30 pm Arizona time


    "TITLE TBA”
    Presented by TBA

     

    Meeting is on 3rd Thursday.

    * No refreshments

    MEETING will be In-Person and Zoom.


    Program TBA.





    Meeting starts at 7.30PM Arizona time.


Past events

02/17/2024 Apache Tears Superior Arizona
02/15/2024 MSA Monthly (In-Person & Zoom) Meeting - February 15, 2024 - "The Very Long History of Jadeite Mining in Japan.” Presented by Alfredo Petrov
01/21/2024 Dobell Ranch, Holbrook, AZ (Petrified Wood) - SUNDAY JANUARY 21, 2024
01/18/2024 MSA Monthly (In-Person & Zoom) Meeting - January 18, 2024 - "Lucius Lee Hubbard: One of the Copper Country's Greatest Mineral Collectors" Presented by Dr. Christopher J. Stefano
01/13/2024 Blue Cube, Prism, Spectrum Fluorite Claims
12/20/2023 Burro Creek Chert
12/16/2023 CANCELLED! Lake Pleasant Area
12/09/2023 Mineralogical Society of Arizona - 2023 Holiday Jamboree/Christmas Party
12/02/2023 PLANET MINE COMPLEX FIELD TRIP (MSA MEMBERS ONLY): SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2023 (DAY TRIP OR OVERNIGHT)
11/19/2023 MSA FIELD TRIP: CAMP VERDE PLUS PICNIC POTLUCK AFTER AT MSA MEMBER RANCH
11/16/2023 MSA Monthly (In-Person & Zoom) Meeting: November 16, 2023 - "History and Minerals of the San Manuel Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona," Presented by Mr. Mark Hay
10/28/2023 Pott's Canyon
10/19/2023 MSA Monthly (In-Person & Zoom) Meeting - October 19, 2023 - "The Many Faces of Fluorite” Presented by Herwig Pelckmans
10/14/2023 Diamond Point, Near Payson Arizona: Saturday, October 14, 2023
09/21/2023 MSA SEPTEMBER MEETING: (In-Person Only) - September 21, 2023 - "MSA POTLUCK, SHOW & TELL AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2023 DENVER SHOWS & MUSEUMS” Presented by Chris Whitney-Smith & MSA Members
09/09/2023 FIELD TRIP (Mingus Mountain Jasper with Hematite): Saturday, September 9, 2023
08/19/2023 UARIZONA ALFIE NORVILLE GEM & MINERAL MUSEUM SPECIAL GALLERY TOURS
08/12/2023 15th Annual Gilbert Fine Mineral Sale 2023
07/22/2023 MSA 2023 FIELD TRIPS: BISBEE & TOMBSTONE MINE TOURS
06/17/2023 MSA POTLUCK & GALLERY EVENT: SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2023 at 11:00 AM - “LGF Natural History Gone Wild: Meteorites, Fossils and Minerals Oh My!" By Mr. Mike Fleeman
06/03/2023 THE 3RD PHOENIX HERITAGE MINERAL SHOW - SATURDAY NIGHT PROGRAM & DINNER EVENT
06/03/2023 THE 3RD PHOENIX HERITAGE MINERAL SHOW - RSVP VISITOR
05/18/2023 MSA Monthly (In-Person & Zoom) Meeting: May 18th 2023 - "Origin of the Earth" by Mr. Stan Celestian
05/17/2023 Paleo Site and Zebra Chert
05/06/2023 Dobell Ranch
04/20/2023 MSA Monthly (In-Person & Zoom) - April 20, 2023 - "Adventures in Fossil Collecting: Arizona & Beyond” Presented by Dr. Jeff Langland
04/08/2023 MSA FIELD TRIP: SUPERIOR PERLITE QUARRY (APACHE TEARS)
04/05/2023 CHILITO MINE
04/05/2023 CANCELLED ! - Peridot Mesa
03/28/2023 PERIDOTITE PICK UP
03/25/2023 Amethyst and Fluorite at the Blue Cube and Spectrum
03/18/2023 MSA FIELD TRIP: ROWLEY MINE
03/18/2023 CANCELLED ! Peridot Mesa
03/16/2023 MSA Monthly (In-Person & Zoom) - March 16, 2023 - "A Magic Carpet Ride into the World of Gem Carving” Presented by Shelly Sergent
03/11/2023 CANCELLED - Chilito Mine
02/25/2023 CANCELLED! Lake Pleasant Area
02/18/2023 Aquarius Mountains
02/16/2023 MSA Monthly (In-Person & Zoom) - February 16, 2023 - "The Drehers - A Legacy of Beauty” Presented by Jeff Scovil
01/28/2023 Chilito Mine Trip
01/19/2023 MSA Monthly (In-Person & Zoom) Meeting - January 19, 2023 - "The White Rock Quarry, Clay Center, Ottawa County, Ohio" Presented by Dr. Christopher J. Stefano
01/14/2023 Purple Passion Fluorescent Minerals
12/10/2022 Mineralogical Society of Arizona - 2022 Holiday Jamboree/Christmas Party
12/03/2022 MSA FIELD TRIP: RED CLOUD, NORTH & SOUTH GERONIMO MINES (Overnight Trip)
11/19/2022 CHILITO MINE
11/17/2022 UPDATE: MSA Monthly (ZOOM ONLY) Meeting - November 17, 2022 - "Bigger Isn’t Always Better: What I Have Learned Building my Collection" - Presented by Kyle Kevorkian
11/05/2022 2ND PHOENIX HERITAGE GEM & MINERAL SHOW - DINNER EVENT
11/05/2022 2ND PHOENIX HERITAGE GEM & MINERAL SHOW - RSVP VISITOR
10/20/2022 MSA Monthly (In-Person & Zoom) Meeting - October 20, 2022 - "Paramelaconite from Bisbee - The type locality for an ultra-rare copper mineral" Presented by Mr. Evan Jones
10/01/2022 Diamond Point, Near Payson Arizona: Saturday, October 1, 2022
09/07/2022 Mingus Mountain for "Banded Iron Formation"
08/13/2022 14th Annual Gilbert Fine Mineral Sale 2022
07/30/2022 PHOENIX HERITAGE GEM & MINERAL SHOW - DINNER EVENT
07/30/2022 PHOENIX HERITAGE GEM & MINERAL SHOW - RSVP VISITOR
07/23/2022 MSA FIELD TRIP: BISBEE & TOMBSTONE MINE TOURS
06/25/2022 Saturday, June 25, 2022 - SPECIAL SIGNING EVENT: Fourth Edition Mineralogy of Arizona at UArizona Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum
06/16/2022 MSA June 16, 2022 - “LGF Gallery: Minerals, Fossils, Petrified Wood and (Touch Outer Space: fragments of the Moon, Mars and Meteorites) hosted by Mr. Mike Fleeman
06/10/2022 CANCELED Colorado Multi-Day Trip: June 10th-11th, 2022
06/04/2022 Saturday, June 4, 2022 - SPECIAL EVENT: MSA & Pinal Geology & Mineral Museum, Coolidge, AZ
05/21/2022 Fossils in the Pennsylvanian Naco Formation
05/19/2022 MSA Monthly (In-Person & Zoom) Meeting: May 19, 2022 - "The Science & Art of Fluorescent Mineral Displays: Designing the Fluorescent Mineral Display at the UArizona Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum” Presented by Mr. George V. Polman
05/07/2022 Luna Agate
04/21/2022 MSA Monthly (In-Person & Zoom) Meeting: April 21, 2022 - "Bisbee - America's Mineral Locality", Richard W. "Dick" Graeme III, King and Keeper of Bisbee's Legacy” Presented by Mr. Les Presmyk and Mr. Mark Hay
04/03/2022 MSA FIELD TRIP: CAMP VERDE
03/17/2022 MSA Monthly (In-Person & Zoom) Meeting: March 17th 2022 - "Identifying Critical Mineral Resources in New Mexico” by Dr. Virginia “Ginger” McLemore
03/05/2022 MSA FIELD TRIP: BLUE BALL MINE
02/17/2022 MSA Monthly (In-Person & Zoom) Meeting: February 17th 2022 - "Hidden Treasures at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles (NHMLA)" by Mr. Stan Celestian
01/22/2022 Chilito Mine
01/13/2022 ** UPDATE: MSA Monthly (ZOOM MEETING ONLY) - January 13, 2022 - "African Mineral Safari” Presented by Jeff Scovil
01/07/2022 49th Annual Flagg Gem & Mineral Show 2022
12/26/2021 Round Mountain Arizona CANCELED!
12/03/2021 MSA FIELD TRIP: RED CLOUD MINE (Overnight Trip)
11/18/2021 MSA Monthly (In-Person & Zoom) Meeting - November 18, 2021 - "Fluorescence in Petrified Wood” Presented by Mike Fleeman
11/13/2021 Chilito Mine Field Trip
11/07/2021 Date Creek Quartz
10/21/2021 MSA Monthly (In-Person & Zoom) Meeting - October 21, 2021 - "Mineralogy of Arizona-Fourth Edition” Presented by Dr. Raymond Grant
10/08/2021 Searles Lake California CANCELLED - Again...
10/02/2021 MSA FIELD TRIP: DIAMOND POINT (QUARTZ)
09/25/2021 FIELD TRIP: Mingus Mountain Banded Iron Formation (Saturday, September 25, 2021)
09/16/2021 MSA Monthly (In-Person & Zoom) Meeting - September 16, 2021 - "Quartz – Another Mineral Arizona Should Be Famous For” Presented by Mr. Les Presmyk
08/21/2021 13th Annual Gilbert Fine Mineral Sale 2021
07/24/2021 MSA FIELD TRIP: BISBEE & TOMBSTONE MINE TOURS
06/10/2021 MSA Monthly Meeting - June 10, 2021 - “LGF Gallery: Minerals, Fossils and Meteorites Oh My" by Mr. Mike Fleeman
06/05/2021 Panning for Gold
05/26/2021 DoBell Ranch Petrified Wood
05/20/2021 MSA Monthly Meeting - May 20, 2021 - “Laser Stimulated Fluorescence from Earth to Mars" by Mr. Tom Kaye
05/01/2021 Dave Haneline Mine (formerly Blue Owl Mine)
04/24/2021 PALEO SITE FOSSIL COLLECTING
04/08/2021 MSA Monthly Meeting - April 2021 - "Rock Candy" by Mr. Stan Celestian
04/07/2021 2021 Tucson's Gem and Mineral Shows
03/27/2021 MSA FIELD TRIP: CHILITO MINE
03/14/2021 MSA FIELD TRIP: BLUE CUBE, PRISM & SPECTRUM MINES
03/11/2021 MSA Monthly Meeting - March 2021 - "Gold: A journey from the Big Bang to the forest of the Amazon" By Dr. Terry Wallace Jr.
03/06/2021 2021 Apache Junction Rock Sale
03/06/2021 MSA FIELD TRIP: BLUE BALL MINE
02/27/2021 MSA FIELD TRIP: PLANET MINE
02/18/2021 MSA Monthly Meeting - February 2021 - "TEN TALL TRUE TALES Plus One" By Mr. Bob Jones
01/30/2021 MSA FIELD TRIP: ANDERSON MINE
01/21/2021 MSA Monthly Meeting - January 2021 - “Crystalline Eye Candy” presented by Jeff Scovil
12/19/2020 MSA FIELD TRIP: RED CLOUD MINE (Overnight Trip)
12/06/2020 POSTPONED: Mineralogical Society of Arizona - Founder's Day Show - Celebrating MSA's 85th Birthday
11/21/2020 CANCELED: MSA FIELD TRIP: CAMP VERDE SALT MINE
11/21/2020 CANCELED - MSA FIELD TRIP: ANDERSON MINE (Overnight Trip)
11/19/2020 MSA Monthly Meeting - November 2020 - 'Behind the Scenes of the New UA Alfie Norville Gem and Mineral Museum' Presented by Mr. Eric Fritz
11/14/2020 POSTPONED UNTIL JAN or FEB 2021: MSA FIELD TRIP: AQUARIUS MTS
10/17/2020 MSA FIELD TRIP: CHILITO MINE
10/10/2020 MSA FIELD TRIP: DIAMOND POINT (QUARTZ)
10/08/2020 MSA Monthly Meeting - October 2020 - 'Arizona's Kartchner Caverns State Park' Presented by Mr. Bob Jones
09/26/2020 MSA FIELD TRIP: PAYSON FOSSILS
09/17/2020 MSA Monthly Meeting - September 2020 - "Cleaning and Mineral Prep 101 - Why Do We Clean and Trim Specimens?” Presented by Mr. Les Presmyk
07/11/2020 23rd Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show - Lakeside
06/11/2020 CANCELLED EVENT - MSA Monthly Meeting - June 2020
05/29/2020 CANCELLED EVENT _ Coconino Lapidary Club Annual Show
05/14/2020 CANCELLED EVENT _ MSA Monthly Meeting - May 2020
05/02/2020 CANCELLED EVENT _ Mohave County Gemstoners - Annual Show
04/18/2020 CANCELLED EVENT _ Rocks in the Park - Verde River Rockhounds
04/09/2020 CANCELLED EVENT - MSA Monthly Meeting - April 2020
04/03/2020 CANCELLED EVENT - 2020 Minerals of Arizona 28th Annual Symposium
03/28/2020 CANCELLED EVENT - AZ Mining, Mineral and Natural Resources Education Museum's 2nd Public Outdoor Event
03/21/2020 2020 Anthem Gem & Mineral Show - CANCELLED
03/14/2020 Touch Outer Space and Pinal Gem and Mineral Show
03/12/2020 MSA Monthly Meeting - March 2020 CANCELLED - NEW TBD
02/29/2020 Apache Junction - Jewelry, Gem & Rock Show
02/20/2020 MSA Monthly Meeting - February 2020
02/13/2020 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show
01/09/2020 MSA Monthly Meeting - January 2020
01/01/2020 Arizona Gem Shows - Quartzsite, AZ

ABOUT MSA

Mineralogical Society of Arizona's purpose is to promote interest and education in Earth Science, and related fields.

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  • Seminars, Symposiums and Shows

CONTACTS

MSAClub1935@msaaz.org
PO Box 54307
Phoenix, AZ 85078

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