Monthly Club Meetings

Where and When We Meet

Monthly meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, at the
Payson Public Library, 328 N McLane Rd, Payson, AZ 85541.
The Board meets at 2pm and the General meeting starts at 3:30pm.
All are welcome!

What To Expect at Rock Club Meetings

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.

Expert Presentations

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!

Skill Demonstrations

In 2021, Lynne Wheeler provided the Club members with very interesting and resourceful ways to clean and preserve your rock and mineral finds. She discussed several options for cleaning your specimens so that you don’t destroy them in the process and provided the Club with many economical and eco-friendly insights. In 2022, Club members, Joyce Hendrix and Linda Marsh, provided demonstrations of their crafting expertise at the Annual Gem & Mineral Show.

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 Ed Vos and Sarianne Rittenhouse.