The Mineralogical Society


Southern California

966th Meeting

 March 8, 2019

Program : The Golden Age of Rockhounding, 1946 – 1972

 Presented by Steve Mulqueen

March 8, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Pasadena City College
Building E, Lecture Hall (room 220)
1570 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, California

About us…

The Mineralogical Society of Southern California is dedicated to the dissemination of a general knowledge of the mineralogical and related earth sciences through the study and collecting of mineral specimens. Organized in 1931, it is the oldest mineralogical society in the western United States.
The MSSC is a scientific non-profit organization that actively supports the Pasadena City College Geology Department, its associated Dana Club,, and the Field Science Scholarship Fund. Support is also given to the San Bernardino County Museum of Natural History and Mindat.
The MSSC is affiliated with the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies and American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.

About the Program: The Golden Age of Rockhounding, 1946 – 1972 by Steve Mulqueen

Introduction: The beginning of the Golden Age of Rockhounding in the United States can be traced back to the mid-1940s, immediately after World War II. The hobby of rockhounding evolved into intense learning experiences associated with the processes involved with searching, collecting, enhancing and the exhibiting of rocks, minerals and fossils, including dedicated memberships in related clubs and societies.

Stephen Mulqueen is a geologist and active member of the MSSC and Ventura Gem & Mineral Society. In 1978, Steve earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology at Cal Poly Pomona

Upcoming Events

  • March 16 & 17 MSSC will be at LA Naturefest
  • April 12: Bruce Carter – Mineralogical – Identifying Mega Floods In Southern California
  • May 10: The Webers- Rainforest Jasper of Queensland Australia
  • Field Trips, click here to go to field trip page

The MSSC is pleased to offer:

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