The Mineralogical Society


Southern California

978th Meeting

 Meetings for March & April are Canceled

Friday, March 13,  2020, 7:30 p.m.

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:It All Started With…”

Presented by Karol McQueary 

Karol McQueary is a retired teacher, principal, volunteer dinosaur bone preparator, and past president of the Southern California Paleontological Society. Although she has collected minerals for most of her life, her interest in fossils began when she retired from Los Angeles Unified School District. She joined a fossil club and started volunteering at the Natural History Museum in their Dino Lab, as well as in their Dino Hall. Karol still loves teaching, though, and looks for opportunities to share her love of science whenever she can. 

When the opportunity came up to help California get its own state dinosaur, Karol enlisted the help of the kids in the Paleo Society as well as the students at her former school. Their efforts on behalf of our new state dinosaur, Augustynolophus morrisi, are the topic of her talk, “It All Started with….” 


Upcoming Events

  • April 10, 2020: Krista Sawchuk – Discovering the Deep Earth

  • May 8, 2020: Webers – Rainforest Jasper of Queensland Australia

  • June 12, 2020: Eric Scerri – The Periodic Table:  It’s Story & In Significance

  • July 10, 2020: Peter Goetz – Beautiful Opal, Identification and Internet Opal
  • Membership Field Trip Details, click here to go to field trip page

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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