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PCSC Meeting 2/19/16 has Dr. Erik Melchiorre


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The Prospectors Club of Southern California is pleased to announce that Dr. Erik Melchiorre will be the guest speaker at its monthly meeting on February 19, 2016. The meeting is at the Downey Women's Club at 8 PM in Downey, California. Club members begin setting up finds exhibits any time after 7 PM. Refreshments are served at a break which is then followed by a raffle.

Guests are welcome and all are welcome to join and use club claims.

The title of Erik's talk is:

Big Arizona Gold- The story of the Rich Hill and Quartzsite Districts

In addition Erik will take questions about Southern California gold.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Erik Melchiorre was first introduced to gold panning at Boy Scout camp on the banks of the Stanislaus River, California. For four years on summer camp staff, he made his pocket money by cleaning out and panning dirt from corrugated drainpipe around Angels Camp and various back roads. Erik received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Southern California, where he was active in the Trojan Marching Band, R.O.T.C, and Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. Erik earned his Master of Science degree in Geology from Arizona State University. While in Arizona, he worked at the CyprusBagdad Copper Mine, and the Phelps Dodge Morenci Copper Mine. Erik completed his Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. For the past ten years Erik has worked as Professor of Geology at California State University, San Bernardino. Erik and his students work on the geochemistry of ore deposits around the world, and have visited over 160 mines on five continents. Erik’s favorite field assistants are his wife Becky, and daughters Darwin and Gabrieila.

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:yesss: Good ol' PCSC has been around the longest of any club I know of. Back in the 60s ?? they were close to the Palos Verde Gem/Mineral club as Toy/Yuzi Sato were members of both and my folks Prez/VP/etc PV club.. Sooo long ago and such fantastic folks all these years. Will never do facecrook so much for that bummer-John

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