The 982nd meeting of 

The Mineralogical Society


Southern California


October Meeting

ZOOM presentation

Fossils in the Los Angeles Basin:

An embarrassment of riches 


Speaker: Karin Rice, Preparator, Rancho La Brea

Friday, October 9, 2020 at 7:30.

See program notes below

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 Mindat.
The MSSC is affiliated with the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies and American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.


by Rudy Lopez

Yes, the General Meetings at our normal PCC meeting location have been cancelled. BUT! There will be an internet meeting via ZOOM. Our President, George Rossman is offering an MSSC meeting via ZOOM as follows: He uses Caltech’s ZOOM license which allows meetings to last as long as the need [Caltech has given him permission to do this]. To sign up for the meeting see instructions in the current month’s bulletin.

Join us: Friday, October 9, 2020 at 7:30.

Fossils in the Los Angeles Basin: An embarrassment of riches,
presented by Karin Rice, Preparator, Rancho La Brea

As a Preparator at Project 23, Karin is responsible for excavating fossils, training volunteers and students and sharing her expertise with the public. She is a geologist by training with industry experience in environmental and engineering geology, and paleontological resource mitigation. She has always been drawn to natural history and fossils. Since 2005 she has worked as a paleontological monitor on construction sites, later as a fossil Preparator at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and today as a Preparator at Project 23. 

Upcoming Events

Important news about the MSSC Rosters for 2020.

The MSSC is pleased to offer the new 2019 edition of Bob Pedersen’s X- Dana 

X-Dana Mineral Spreadsheet

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