The 943rd meeting of the
Mineralogical Society
Southern California

April Meeting

Program: Identifying Petrified Wood
Presented by Walton Wright

Friday, April 14th, 2017 at 7:30 P.M.
We meet at…
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:
Identifying Petrified Wood presented by Walton Wright

Walt Wright is the foremost authority on the identification of Petrified Wood in the United States and has one of the largest, if not the largest, petrified wood collections in the world. He has come to study Paleobotany as a botanist, looking at the fossil plants from the same perspective he would today’s living plants, but framing that view in the context of geologic time, plate tectonics, adaptation, survival, and extinction. Walt has traveled the world looking at collections and collecting.

Upcoming Events
  • April 29th Science in the Park
  • May- Alan Rubin: Meteorites
  • June 4- Board Meeting
  • June- Mohamed Elghetari: Mars
  • July- Webers, Mary Pat & Dick: Canadian Amythest
  • August 6- Annual Picnic & silent Auction
  • September- Dr Rossman: Quartz crystals

The MSSC is pleased to offer:

X-Dana Mineral Spreadsheet