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




11/25/2023Forest Lakes, AZSandstone
12/9/2023Rowley Mine (Gila Bend)Chrysocolla, Mimetite, Wulfenite
Oct/Nov/DecHeberPetrified Wood, Jasper
2024Durango, CORhodochrosite/Enargite
2024Tucson AreaTucson Lapidary Club sites
2024San Carlos ReservationPeridot
TBARyeGold Prospecting
TBAFR 29A, PaysonTrace Fossils, Banded Agates, Lava Tubes
TBAShooflyBanded Agate
TBAYoung RoadBlack Jade, Fossils, Agates
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
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

Apache Tears – Superior, AZ

Apache Tears from Superior, AZThere will be no crying on this trip, Saturday Oct 28, to Superior, AZ for Apache Tears (obsidian).

The drive is 2hrs from Payson (cars okay) but the sites are easy to maneuver and the reward is pretty cool.

We are limited to 20 Rimstone Rockhounds (no guests this time – sorry). That’s not cars; it’s the number of people.

And, get this, we are the first clubs to visit this year – and there has been a lot of new rock added to our picking area.

Arranged by Rimstones member Jen Jordan, we will be with the Daisy Mtn and Pinal County clubs, too.

Are you ready for one of our club’s favorite and easiest places to hunt rocks?

Contact Rollo at club@rimstonesrockclub.com

Photos on this page thanks to Rimstones Rock Club members