The Mineralogical Society of Southern California

965th Meeting

 February 15, 2019

Program : Geology of Rancho La Brea/

La Brea Tar Pits

Presented by Karin Rice

February 15, 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 Geology of Rancho La Brea/La Brea Tar Pits Presented by Karin Rice 

I’m a geologist by training with industry experience in environmental and engineering geology, and paleontological resource mitigation. I’m also a graduate student working on fault mapping in central Mongolia. I’ve always been drawn to natural history and fossils and have been lucky to have worked in paleontology since 2005: as a paleontological monitor on construction sites; as a fossil preparator in the Dino Lab at the Natural History Museum; and currently as an excavator for Project 23. Working on Project 23 is all about daily discovery. 

Upcoming Events

  • February 15: Karin Rice: Geology of Rancho La Brea/ LA Brea Tar Pits
  • March 3: Board Meeting at Bruce Carter’s house
  • March 8: Steve Mulqueen: The Golden Age of Rockhounding, 1946 – 1972
  • 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:

X-Dana Mineral Spreadsheet

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