Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Upcoming talks at the Central Arizona Geology Club

The Central Arizona Geology Club is starting their meetings 30 minutes earlier at 6:00 pm, to accommodate the earlier closing time of the Prescott Library [right] where they hold their meetings.

Upcoming meetings:

January 12 (second Tuesday) John Hughes - “The Historical Development of Modern Geology”

February 25 (third Thursday), Jeb Bevers, Yavapai College, “Paleontology in 19th Century England”

March 8 (second Tuesday), Christa Sadler, author, “Dawn of the Dinosaurs: The Late Triassic in the American Southwest”

April 5, (first Tuesday), Dave Gillette, Vertebrate Curator, Museum of Northern Arizona

May 10 (second Tuesday), Abe Springer, NAU, on springs and seeps in Arizona


  1. Anonymous4:48 PM

    A couple of years ago a geologist from California brought an electronic instrument that read the mineral content of rocks. Can someone tell me his name and contact information. Also the name of the instrument if possible.


  2. The speaker's name is Erik Melchiorre. He is a professor at California State University, San Bernadino. His email is very easy to find online. It was a very cool instrument, but I can't recall the name - some sort of mass spectrometer. Debbie Allen, Central AZ Geology Club

  3. Anonymous1:57 PM

    Many thanks Debbie!!

  4. Anonymous8:01 AM

    One more question: I'm interested in having a personal conversation with someone with knowledge of rocks. Not an in depth conversation about the plethora of variations. Just a discussion about general common types where I could perhaps bring samples of some I have an interest in. Any one have thoughts about someone with the patience to attempt that?

  5. At Central Arizona Geology Club meetings we always have a spot for "Show & Tell . . . and Ask." You are welcome to come to a meeting with a rock or two that you are wondering about. You could also ask if anyone would be willing to spend some one-on-one time with you. An obvious person to start with is Beth Boyd, professor at Yavapai College. As you probably know, the club has no dues, and everyone is welcome at our meetings.
    Debbie Allen