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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.

PLUS, our people are THE BEST!

socgems auction 2017
Andy Koch Excursion Director
Ani Serratos and Aaron Celestian at a socgems meeting
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socgems at the sc art fair2 2017
socgems at the sc art fair 2017
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mike woodward photographer

JUST 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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linarite
Amethyst-min
split boulder opal
jasper
turquoise sample