If you haven't been to the Central Arizona Geology Club meetings in Prescott, you've missed out on one of the best geology events in the state. In addition to a great roster of speakers and talks, the group has informal identification of unusual rocks and minerals members and visitors bring in, share the latest news of the profession, and generally hobnob.
The next meeting of the Club will be Tuesday, January 8, with talk scheduled by Dr. Michael Ort, a specialist in volcanology from NAU in Flagstaff. He will be speaking on "Eruptions and Interuptions: the 1085 Sunset Crater Eruption and its effects on the Sinagua."
The February 5 meeting will feature Erik Melchoirre from Cal State at San Bernardino to speak on "Placer Gold in Arizona, the result of two decades of research." Erik will also be speaking in Wickenburg and Quartzite on the next Wednesday and Thursday.