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DAISY MOUNTAIN ROCK & MINERAL CLUB

 Located in Anthem, AZ

Serving the Phoenix Area

President: Ed Winbourne

Contact at DMRMClub@gmail.com

MEETING LOCATION

Anthem Civic Building

3701 W. Anthem Way

Anthem, AZ  85086

We meet the 1st Tuesday of each Month 6;30pm-8;30pm which includes a SPEAKER, a raffle and membership show and tell of latest rock finds and lapidary workmanship.

No meetings JULY and AUGUST

VISITORS ARE ENCOURAGED!

Proud Members of

American Federation of
Mineralogical Societies

Club Mailing address: DMRMC P.O. Box 74215 Phoenix, AZ  85087

Email: DMRMClub@gmail.com

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LOCATED IN ANTHEM, ARIZONA, THE PURPOSE OF DAISY MOUNTAIN ROCK & MINERAL CLUB IS TO PROMOTE AND FURTHER AN INTEREST IN GEOLOGY, MINERALOGY AND LAPIDARY ARTS, THROUGH EDUCATION, FIELD EXPERIENCES, PUBLIC SERVICE AND FRIENDSHIP.

Photos by RICK JACKSON

 

Beginning in 2010, Daisy Mountain Rock & Mineral Club was organized as a non-profit corporation to further the interest and educate the public in the many geological features of the terrain located in the mid-deserts located around Phoenix, Arizona.

Our founders,  geologists and educators Herb Jacobson, Robert Salter, Keith Martin and Jay Yett were joined by "rock-hounds" Dan Janko, Edward Winbourne and Joan Jamtass in 2009 to create a non-profit corporation dedicated to sharing their knowledge and experience in geological formations.

 

Find Us also on FACEBOOK  at     

The Daisy Mountain Rock and Mineral Club

 

Phone

Ed Winbourne, President

(978) 460-1528

DMRMClub@gmail.com

 

MAILING ADDRESS

P.O. Box 74215

Phoenix, AZ  85087

 

MEETING LOCATION

Anthem Civic Building

3701 W. Anthem Way

Anthem, AZ  85086

1st Tuesday of each Month

6:30 - 8:30 pm

At each monthly meeting we enjoy a Speaker.

(No meetings July & August)

 


 2019 Anthem Gem & Mineral Show

Map to Anthem Rock and Gem Show

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Below you will find photos from our previous Gem and Mineral Shows

Photos by Tiffany Poetsch

Contact us at DMRMClub@gmail.com

Club Mailing address: DMRMC P.O. Box 74215 Phoenix, AZ  85087

MINERALOGY: THE STUDY OF MINERALS

 

A mineral is naturally occurring, inorganic (it has not lived), crystalline solid, with a definite chemical formula (or formula range). In contrast, a rock is generally a combination of minerals or organic remains, and therefore does not have a unique, specific, or consistent chemical composition.

There are over 5,421 known mineral species. Over 5,208 of these have been approved by the International Mineralogical Association (IMA). It is worthy of note that since silicon and oxygen constitute approximately 75% of the Earth's crust, the 1000 silicate minerals comprise over 90% of the minerals of the crust-- the two most common being quartz and feldspar.

Minerals are identified by their physical and chemical properties:

*crystal structure (there are 7 systems --isometric, tetragonal, orthorhombic, hexagonal, rhombohedral, monoclinic, and triclinic)

*crystal form (cubic, tetrahedral, rhombohedral...)

*habit (blocky, arborescent, acicular...),

*color,

*luster (how a mineral reflects light--adamantine, vitreous, resinous, greasy, metallic...,)

*hardness (a measure of a mineral's scratchability),

*cleavage (a flat, repeatable break determined by the atomic structure) or

*fracture (irregular, non-repeatable break characteristic of minerals with bonding equal in all directions),

*tenacity (a description of a mineral's resistance to breaking or deformation-- brittle, malleable, ductile, sectile, elastic, plastic)

*diaphaneity (how a mineral transmits light-- transparent, translucent, opaque),

*specific gravity (a comparison of a mineral's weight to that of an equal volume of water) , and

*special characteristics: magnetism, reaction to acid, taste, smell, radioactivity

*chemical composition (there are 6 basic chemical classes of minerals - native elements, sulfides, oxides, halides, carbonates, silicates, phosphates)

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DMRMC Members Attend S.T.E.A.M Night at Anthem School

STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts, Math and Music) is an annual event held in January at Anthem School. DMRMC members educate the students and their families on various rocks and minerals. A black-out tent is also used to show Fluorescents!

Contact us at DMRMClub@gmail.com

Club Mailing address: DMRMC P.O. Box 74215 Phoenix, AZ  85087

  WIRE  WRAPPING  CLASS       

                                                           Class Size is Limited  

 Anthem Civic Building                                                                                           

3701 W. Anthem Way                                                                                              

Anthem, AZ  85086                                                                                                 

1st Tuesday of each Month     (No meetings July and August)                                                                         

4;30-6:30 p.m

PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS

  • 20-24 gauge wire and a rock/cabochon to wrap.

  • Tools for jewelry making.

  • Supplies are available if needed.

  • Hope to see you there!

 Our Rock Club Members with their beautiful pendants they made in class.

Our Rock Club Members with their beautiful pendants they made in class.

 Jennifer Gecho teaching our Wire Wrapping Class.

Jennifer Gecho teaching our Wire Wrapping Class.

 Some examples of our wire wrapping done in class.

Some examples of our wire wrapping done in class.

Contact us at DMRMClub@gmail.com

Club Mailing address: DMRMC P.O. Box 74215 Phoenix, AZ  85087


RESOURCES:

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Stan Celestian who is Vice President of our club has shared his AZ Geology You Tube Channel. Please click the link below to view many of Stan's Videos. They are all great learning tools!

https://www.youtube.com/user/ArizonaGeology

Stan also has shared several of his Flickr collections. Please click on the links below to view

Geology Albums   https://www.flickr.com/photos/usageology/collections/72157687141398622/

Rock Albums   https://www.flickr.com/photos/usageology/collections/72157686872928745/

Minerals           https://www.flickr.com/photos/usageology/collections/72157677953688463/



 

 

Doug Duffy (a member of our club) taught  SilverSmithing to a few of our members at another location located in Phoenix.  Our members were very proud of their finished pieces. Thank You Doug for sharing your knowledge!

 

 Beautiful pendants and rings designed by our members. Our members went to Doug's location a few sessions to learn how to make these fabulous creations. Well done!

Beautiful pendants and rings designed by our members. Our members went to Doug's location a few sessions to learn how to make these fabulous creations. Well done!

 Our proud members!

Our proud members!


Contact us at DMRMClub@gmail.com

Club Mailing address: DMRMC P.O. Box 74215 Phoenix, AZ  85087

DMRMC 2018 Scholarship Recipient

Goes to Jack Kollings of Boulder Creek High School

 DMRMC proudly awarded Jack Kollings of Boulder Creek High School of Anthem, AZ a $1,000.00 scholarship. Jack plans on a pre-med major at ASU in the Fall. Congratulations Jack!  L-R Cynthia Buckner, Jack Kollings, and DMRMC President Ed Winbourne

DMRMC proudly awarded Jack Kollings of Boulder Creek High School of Anthem, AZ a $1,000.00 scholarship. Jack plans on a pre-med major at ASU in the Fall. Congratulations Jack!

L-R Cynthia Buckner, Jack Kollings, and DMRMC President Ed Winbourne

 

 

2017 DMRMC Scholarship Award Goes to Jacqueline Shea of Boulder Creek High School in Anthem, AZ.

On May 16, 2017 Daisy Mountain Rock and Mineral Club was proud to award Jacqueline Shea a $1,000.00 scholarship. She will continue her education at ASU in Sustainability. She was thrilled to receive the scholarship from our President Ed Winbourne. 

 

 Left to right: Cynthia Buckner member of DMRMC; Jacqueline Shea, Boulder Creek Senior; and Ed Winbourne President of DMRMC

Left to right: Cynthia Buckner member of DMRMC; Jacqueline Shea, Boulder Creek Senior; and Ed Winbourne President of DMRMC

Contact us at DMRMClub@gmail.com

Club Mailing address: DMRMC P.O. Box 74215 Phoenix, AZ  85087


Rockchips Newsletter Archives:

Click on each month for that Newsletter.

January 2017

February 2017

 March 2017

April 2017

May 2017

June 2017

September 2017

October 2017

November 2017

December 2017

February 2018

March 2018

April Newsletter 2018

May 2018

June 2018

August 2018

Contacts us at DMRMClub@gmail.com

Club Mailing address: DMRMC P.O. Box 74215 Phoenix, AZ  85087


For All Inquiries:

Please send us an email

DMRMClub@gmail.com

or

DMRMC

P.O. Box 74215 Phoenix AZ 85087


DMRMC Membership and Club Application Forms

Please be aware: To ATTEND Rock Club Activities and monthly Field Trips you must be a member!

Being a member of our club gives you great opportunities to be with

  • Fellow rockhounds

  • Participate in our Monthly Field Trips

  • listen to great Speakers at our monthly meetings

  • Participate in our Show and Tell of our Field Trip Rock Finds and our Lapidary Workmanship

  • Participate in our monthly raffle

  • And join us for our annual Christmas Party and summer picnic.

Type of membership: individual ($20) family 2 people ($25) …each additional family member is $5. Scroll down for application forms.

Membership fees are due in December, payable by January 1.

Click on ALL the links below to find ALL the forms needed to become a Member of The Daisy Mountain Rock and Mineral Club.

Please provide your completed membership application, waiver of liability form, and membership fees to the Membership Chairperson. Checks should be made out to DMRMC and mailed to DMRMC, Post Office Box 74215, Phoenix, AZ 85086 or 85087 either zip-code will work.

DAISY MOUNTAIN ROCK AND MINERAL CLUB
Membership Application 2017/2018

 

DAISY MOUNTAIN ROCK AND MINERAL CLUB LIABILITY WAIVER

 

DAISY MOUNTAIN AND MINERAL CLUB WELCOME LETTER

Contact us at DMRMClub@gmail.com

Club Mailing address: DMRMC P.O. Box 74215 Phoenix, AZ  85086