Monday, September 14 at 7:00pm
ZOOM Meeting

Collection in the Sonoran Desert

Presented by Stacy Walbridge

Sonoran Desert Image

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Stacy Walbridge began rock hounding when he was stationed at Yuma Proving Grounds, AZ several years ago. Since then, he and his wife, Kathi, have explored and collected in the Southern desert as well as the New England area. Stacy and Kathi are now living in Franklin, NC, known as, the “Gem Capital of the World” and are working on improving their lapidary skills.
They are both active in their local gem and minearl club where Stacy is the newsletter
editor and Kathi is in charge of programs.

Stacy’s talk will be divided into three parts:

1) an overview of the geology of the Sonoran Desert, with a focus on California and Arizona
2) preparation and tools, and
3) locations and collected minerals.

Submitted by
Ken Rogers
Programs Chair



Manually key in:
Meeting ID: 310 836 4611
Password: rocks

Zoom Instructions
Zoom can be used on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. If you do not have a webcam or smartphone, you will still be able to participate. You will view the presentation with any computer, and may call in with a regular phone to take part in the discussion.

You can install the Zoom app on your device from their website, or the appropriate app store:
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Future Meetings

  • Oct TBD
  • Nov TBD

General Meetings are held the second Monday of every month* at 7:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room in the Veterans Bldg., 4117 Overland Ave. The Multi-Purpose Room is located in back of the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium Building. When you enter the parking lot (from Culver Blvd - closest to Overland Blvd) walk to the right when facing the building. Around the corner, you will a sign leading to the Multi-Purpose room. Follow the sign and our meeting is in the room with all the glass windows and doors.

See you there!

*) Except if it falls on a federal holiday, Saturday and Sunday of the annual Fiesta of Gems show, and the day of the annual picnic.

Guests are always welcome.....

meeting room