Sunday, January 06, 2013

Great talks coming up at Central Arizona Geology Club

 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.


  1. Anonymous11:21 AM

    Its tough to make these types of meetings. Sure wish we could have it recorded, to view it later!

  2. Anonymous8:56 AM

    Noticed that in 3/2010 the Club went to the McCauley Sinks in Navajo County. This is private
    property with no permission given to go on property.
    Does this club just go where they want with no respect for others private property?

    1. The Central Arizona Geology Club field trip did NOT actually go to the McCauley Sinks, because it was private property. We did see other sinkholes and cracks in the region that were on public property, and we "saw" the McCauley Sinks from a distance, not from the property itself (hence the headline on the Blog). We respect the rights of landowners and do not trespass. When in doubt we ask permission. I think one of the geologists leading the trip did ask to go into the area and when he was turned down we went to other places.