Field Trips & Attractions
Please join us on our next field trip!
Our club organizes many field trips each year. We visit local collecting sites, museums, mines, and much more. All members are welcome to join us on any scheduled field trips. Field trips are advertised in our monthly newsletters and sign up sheets are available at the monthly general meetings.
Any member attending a field trip must sign a liability waiver.
Our newsletters include field trip reports, photos, and you can view specimens collected on the trips at the monthly general meetings.
Many of our leaders have taken the club to places that produce wonderful pieces to add to any rockhound collection.
If you interested in leading a field trip, or just know of a good spot to visit, please contact the club and let us know.
Below are some of the places that we have been...
Mingus Mountain - Jasper with Hematite
Lake Searle, Trona, CA: Halite, Hanksite
APA Annual Steak Fry - Gold Prospecting at Bumblebee
Mogollon Rim Fossils of the Mississippian & Devonian Periods
East Verde Fossil Coral - 7 miles north of Payson on NFS land
Mingus Mountain - Marine Fossils
Salt Mine/ Copper Canyon
Burro Creek - Coalition Trip for Pastillite/Bacon Agate
Empire Onyx Quarries
Wiley Wells - Coalition Trip - agates, chalcedony, geodes, jasper & more!
Cottonwood Slag Heap - Coalition & Club Trips
Lynx Creek - Gold Panning
Coalition trip - Seven Springs, Sheep's Crossing
Jerome Area, Perkinsville Agate
Metal Detecting for Gold & Meteorites
Joseph City & Holbrook - Petrified Wood
Coalition Trip, Sedona Club -Holbrook, Petrified Wood
Hidden Valley Rockyard
Coalition Trip - Bagdad Mine
Brachiopods on the Rim
We've also been to the following sites:
Copper Chief Mine
Mining and Mineral Museum
Golden Wreath Mine
Many, Many, More