The Mineralogical Society of Southern California

955th Meeting

Friday, April 13,  2018 at 7:30

Program: Opals

Presented by Pete Goetz

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:Opal in General: location, mining techniques, types of Opal, a little on how to value an Opal, and a question period. Presented by Pete Goetz

Pete graduated from California State University San Diego, (now, San Diego State University) with a Degree in Physical Geography and a minor in Geology. He has also been President of The American Opal Society for about 12 years.

Pete will bring some Opal samples along to show us.


Upcoming Events

  • May: 11th-Tony and Sandie Fender: “50 Unusual Things in the Mojave”
  • June-8th- The Webers
  • July 13th-Chuck Howser

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