Each meeting of the Payson Rimstones Rock Club includes a presentation or demonstration related to our mutual interest in rocks and minerals. Later members share rock-related items that they have brought just because they are unique, or so they can find out what experts in the group know about their find. Members and supporters donate other items to the raffle and silent auction tables. Winners get to choose their favorites from the table and the proceeds go toward providing scholarships to deserving college-bound students.
Our Club is fortunate to be able to draw on a wide variety of experts in fields related to geology and earth sciences. Our active membership includes retired geologists, engineers, Forest Service managers and a paleontologist, among others!
In the past year, our experts educated and entertained Club members with videos and slide shows about the Geology of Gila County, Rim Country fossils, rock/mineral cleaning and preservation, fluorescent rocks and minerals, to name just a few!
Club members have presented many informative and entertaining demonstrations. Lynne Wheeler discussed very interesting and resourceful ways to clean and preserve your rock/mineral finds so that you don’t destroy them in the process. In addition, members learned about many economical and eco-friendly cleaning methods. Club members, Joyce Hendrix and Linda Marsh, have provided demonstrations of their crafting expertise at the Annual Gem & Mineral Show. Other Club members have provided rock polishing tips and creative ways to use and display them in your house or yard.
The Club Board members continue to identify timely and informative presentations/demonstrations. Monthly Presentation List
Photos on this page thanks to Rimstones Rock Club members