Upcoming Field Trips & Events

Upcoming Field Trips!

Please note: Club events including field trips, meetings, service activities, and our annual holiday party will be listed on the monthly Calendar page!

Meeting locations vary from Payson to a spot nearer the picking location. Below is current information about this month’s proposed Club field trips plus a tantalizing preview of locations in the works for 2023 and 2024!

IN THE WORKS FOR 2023/2024




8/12/2023FR 29a/Roberts Mesa RdFossils, Agates, Lava Tube
8/17/2023Young RoadFossils, Chert, Calcite
9/2/2023 - RSVPHeber AreaPetrified Wood
October/NovemberHeberPetrified Wood, Jasper
October/NovemberYoung RoadBlack Jade, Fossils, Agates
October/NovemberShooflyBanded Agate
October/NovemberTucson AreaTucson Lapidary Club sites
NovemberRed Cloud Mine (Yuma)Wulfenite
TBAAirport Rd, PaysonCherts
TBASt. JohnsCalcite, Petrified Wood
Multiple Trips PlannedHeberPetrified Wood, Jasper
TBAMt. Ord/Sycamore CreekRiver Rocks, Jaspers
TBAChristopher MtnZebra Chert, Fossils
Multiple Trips PlannedDobell/HolbrookPetrified Wood
TBAHewitt Station (Superior)Candy Cane Marble
TBASnowflake AZSandstone
TBADoll BabyKyanite
TBAAgate MtnAgates, Amethyst
TBARyeCalcite, Hematite
TBASan Carlos ReservationPeridot
TBAOatman AZFire Agate, Onyx

Please be thinking of places you would like to visit and share them with the Club. 

Please email us at field_trips@rimstonesrockclub.org or call (928) 595-2059 if you want to join one of the trips.

Enjoying Lunch on a Field Trip

Field Trip Spotlight

Forest Road 29a/Roberts Mesa Rd AZ

Weather and roads permitting, the Club will venture to Forest Road 29a – just West of the Tonto Creek Hatchery Road and near Roberts Mesa. This site is a Club favorite and offers layered agates (small, big and super-sized) and a variety of fossils. The road into this site has deteriorated considerably over the last few years, so we will need to carpool in higher-clearance machines for the half-mile trip to the picking sites. Those with higher clearance can follow the Trip Leader along the “short” cut to Tonto Village – for more fossils, more agates and lava tubes as big as a car. Meeting location is the Tonto Creek Hatchery Rd.

Photos on this page thanks to Rimstones Rock Club members