Welcome to the Rimstones Rock Club Website! We Serve Payson, Arizona & Surrounding Cities

Join us for the 2024 Gem & Mineral Show on Sept 20th-22nd

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Click here to read an article about the show published in the Payson Roundup

About the Payson Rimstones Rock Club, Inc.

A Special Welcome

Our Rock Club family is expanding by leaps and bounds ~ 55 new members so far in 2024. That brings us to nearly 300 total! We are always happy when existing members renew year after year. And we want to extend a special welcome to all newcomers. Be sure to introduce yourself around at Club meetings and field trips. Share with the rest of us what you know, and want to know, about rocks and minerals. That way we all grow and have fun!

Why We Are Here

The primary mission of the Rimstones Rock Club is to educate our members, students, and the larger community about the delights of rock hounding. Detailed throughout this website are descriptions of presentations, field trips, and our annual gem and mineral show. Through these activities we work year-round to bring the science and wonders of geology to life for all who are interested in sharing them with us.

Club History

The Rimstones Rock Club was formed in 1992. Our first field trip was for petrified wood, and the first Coalition trip was to Agate Mountain.

We started the Annual Gem & Mineral Show in 1997 at the Payson Junior High School. It is the highlight of the year and is the Club’s main fundraiser. It is held currently at the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino Event Center.

Our club is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization.

Everyone is welcome — please join us!

Our monthly newsletter, the Rimstones Review,  and our Online Calendar announce upcoming meetings, field trips and rock shows. Visit our Field Trip web page to find a more comprehensive listing of rock-hounding opportunities. Check each month for recent updates! If you would like to join our Club, please visit our Membership web page for more details. For those ready to join now… here is our current Membership Form.

Our Affiliations

We are currently a member of:

Rim Country Community Activities

The Payson Rimstones Rock Club creates and maintains an educational display at the Payson Library. In the summer, Club members offer a family presentation for the Payson and Pine Libraries’ reading programs. We also donate books and materials related to our hobby to the Payson and Pine libraries and the local schools.

We sponsor a Junior Diamond Rockhounds Club at Julia Randall Elementary School. For years, Club members have also provided a day of show-and-tell rock presentations for all Julia Randall 3rd or 4th grade students.

The Club also awards scholarships to Northern Gila County graduates going into STEM careers.

In addition, we provide the local Chamber of Commerce/Visitor’s Center with flyers on rock hunting in the Rim Area and fill a basket with Arizona rocks and minerals for visitors to take with them. We also host two rock and mineral shows – a Spring Show in April and the Annual Gem & Mineral Show in September. Visit our Shows web page for more information.

Member Opportunities

We are fortunate to have members and friends of the Club who are experts from a variety of rock-related disciplines. At our monthly meetings members are treated to interesting presentations and demonstrations on wide-ranging topics.

The Club participates in at least one field trip a month hosted by the Payson Rimstones as well as joint excursions with surrounding clubs. As a result, most of us have trunk loads, mantles, garages, yards and china cabinets full of attractive and unique rock specimens.

Everyone is welcome — please join us!

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The Club meets most months on the 2nd Wednesday. Our next general meeting is at 3:30pm on July 10, 2024, at the Payson Public Library located in Rumsey Park (328 N. McLane Rd).

All are welcome!

Board Meeting @ 2pm

General Meeting @ 3:30pm

Please bring your own drinks.

Contact Us

Email: club@rimstonesrockclub.org

Mail: P.O. Box 1641, Payson, AZ 85547

Phone: (928) 595-2059

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Issue with our website?

Email our webmaster at pj@rimstonesrockclub.org

Photos on this page thanks to Rimstones Rock Club members

Our Affiliations