Welcome and Thank You for Visiting the South Orange County Gem and Mineral Society Website
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, fashion, and convert Earth Science for specimens for lapidary purposes.
WE ARE AN ALL-VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION
Each member steps up to do their share – We look to members for support of club activities, functions, and events. Membership is open to those 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.
LET’S LEARN TOGETHER!
Learn about Lapidary machines, workroom safety, the process of picking a good stone, shaping, grinding and polishing a cab.
We will provide an assortment of stone slabs to pick from and students will finish making at least one cab.
Learn about common stones that you should be able to identify, on sight, for future cab making.
MUST BE A MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE
Classes will run for 3 weeks – one day a week
$65 for all three classes
Non-members will have to join the club $20 + $65 for the class
CONTACT SALLY HERE FOR SIGN UP, SYLLABUS, and DATES.
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.