The Mineralogical Society of Southern California

957th Meeting

Friday, June 8,  2018 at 7:30

Program: “The Colorful Condor Agates of Argentina”

 Presented By: Dick and Mary Pat Weber

Pasadena City College,

Geology Department,

E-Building, Room 220

1570 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

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 Colorful Condor Agates of Argentina”  Presented By: Dick and Mary Pat Weber

This month’s program will be “The Colorful Condor Agates of Argentina” presented by Mary Pat Weber, geologist and mineral collector.  She will present the amazing story of how these agates were discovered, lost, and re-discovered in a remote, inhospitable region high in the foothills of the Andes Mountains.  Specimens of these beautiful agates from her personal collection will be on display along with other agate specimens from Argentina.

Dick and Mary Pat Weber are retired exploration geologist. Who have worked and traveled extensively throughout North America, Australia and New Zealand. During these travels’ they have been granted special access to many mines and unique geological areas.

Along with active participation in local gem & mineral clubs, they have been avid agate and mineral collectors for more than 20 years.

This presentation will be appropriate for general audience and will include a Powerpoint presentation and a specimen display. Rudy will provide two additional tables for the display items.

Upcoming Events

  • June-17th- Board Meeting at the Carter residence
  • July 13th-Chuck Howser: How and Why We Study Active Faults in California
  • August 12: MSSC Picnic at Carter residence
  • September 14: Eric Scerri: What is This Thing Called Science (An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science).
  • October 12: Aaron Celestian:  “Halophiles in Minerals”

The MSSC is pleased to offer:

X-Dana Mineral Spreadsheet

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