Thank You for your interest in the South Orange County Gem and Mineral Society!

MUCH TO OFFER, MUCH TO SHARE
Our club offers monthly, open-to-the-public meetings with stimulating, expert speakers and time to meet fellow rock hounds, gem lovers,  and earth science enthusiasts.
Field trips, a members-only library, lapidary classes, and more!
All meetings are free to attend and open to all – join us!

OUR PURPOSE
Founded in 1962, The South Orange County Gem and Mineral Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to stimulating interest in the earth sciences and lapidary arts by furthering the knowledge of its members and the public, by disseminating knowledge methods and procedures for the study, collections, and classification, of rocks, minerals and fossils, and the methods to cut, alter and fashion and convert earth science for specimens for lapidary purposes.

WE ARE AN ALL-VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION
Members step up to do their share – We look to members for support of club activities, functions, and events. Membership is open to persons with an interest in rocks, minerals, gems, Earth sciences, lapidary, jewelry making, related areas of crafts or collecting, and a general desire to spend time with other enthusiasts.

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CLUB MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO ALL

We encourage you to JOIN US!

Each month club and community members are treated to special guest speakers – experts in their fields! Located in the multi-purpose room at the San Clemente Community Center (100 N. Calle Seville, San Clemente, 92672 – entrance on Avenida del Mar, next to the library), club meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month, begin at 7:15pm, are free and open to the public.
Our Club serves San Clemente, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, San Juan Capistrano, Newport Beach, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Anaheim, Brea, Tustin, Orange, Buena Park, Ladera Ranch – and more.
Traveling and miss your local club and fellow enthusiasts? Join us for a meeting! It’s a great way to expand your circle of rock hounding and mineral sciences friends!

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Member Benefits

Field Trips

Rock Lovers grab your hammers – let’s get out and EXPLORE!
Join us for single and multiple day field trips to educational events, rock hunting excursions, and more.

Lapidary Classes

Learn to cut, polish, and engrave stones and gems for jewelry making. Members have access to the equipment and the professionals!

Learn!

Club members have access to many learning opportunities including expert guest speakers, skills demos, an extensive lending library, and more.

GIVING MADE EASY

Support the SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY

The South Orange County Gem & Mineral Society is a 501c(3) Nonprofit Corporation based in San Clemente, CA. All revenue goes to support Society activities including year round educational events, field trips, member events, research, and publications. Your support goes directly to increasing awareness and growing the knowledge and appreciation for the hobby and science we all love. ONLINE GIVING AVAILABLE SOON

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INHERIT A ROCK COLLECTION?
Use our expertise to your advantage!
SOCGEMS will analyze and value your rock collection, tools and machines included.
Our fee? First dibs on the goods.

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Friendly Members - Our People Are The Best!

Club Members are welcoming, inclusive, and happy to share their passion for rocks and minerals and gemstones! Held at the San Clemente Community Center, Monthly Meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month – They are open to all so stop by – WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!
Please print, complete, and mail in form with a check for your desired membership level.
If you like, you may bring your form and a check with you to our next scheduled meeting.

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