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OUR PURPOSE
Founded in 1962, The South Orange County Gem and Mineral Society is a nonprofit 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.

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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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PLUS, our people are THE BEST!

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