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
|8/12/2023||FR 29a/Roberts Mesa Rd||Fossils, Agates, Lava Tube|
|8/17/2023||Young Road||Fossils, Chert, Calcite|
|9/2/2023 - RSVP||Heber Area||Petrified Wood|
|October/November||Heber||Petrified Wood, Jasper|
|October/November||Young Road||Black Jade, Fossils, Agates|
|October/November||Tucson Area||Tucson Lapidary Club sites|
|November||Red Cloud Mine (Yuma)||Wulfenite|
|TBA||Airport Rd, Payson||Cherts|
|TBA||St. Johns||Calcite, Petrified Wood|
|Multiple Trips Planned||Heber||Petrified Wood, Jasper|
|TBA||Mt. Ord/Sycamore Creek||River Rocks, Jaspers|
|TBA||Christopher Mtn||Zebra Chert, Fossils|
|Multiple Trips Planned||Dobell/Holbrook||Petrified Wood|
|TBA||Hewitt Station (Superior)||Candy Cane Marble|
|TBA||Agate Mtn||Agates, Amethyst|
|TBA||San Carlos Reservation||Peridot|
|TBA||Oatman AZ||Fire Agate, Onyx|
Please be thinking of places you would like to visit and share them with the Club.
Please email us at email@example.com or call (928) 595-2059 if you want to join one of the trips.
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