SOCGEMS Monthly Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, at 7:00 pm PST.
MEETINGS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, at 7:00 pm PDT
The South Orange County Gem and Mineral Society is proud to present Robert K. Liu, Ph.D., Coeditor of Ornament Magazine

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Robert Liu received his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1975. He founded The Bead Journal in 1975 and its successor, Ornament Magazine in 1978, with his wife Carolyn L. E. Benesh.

With Carolyn’s passing in 2020, Robert and his son, Patrick Benesh-Liu are coeditors of Ornament.

Robert is self-trained as a jeweler and photographer and has written extensively on ancient, ethnic, and contemporary personal adornment in over 760 major and minor articles and has presented over 120 lectures.

The author of Collectible Beads, he started collecting in 1972 and maintains a research bead collection.

SOCGEMS invites you to our Monthly General Meeting IN PERSON at the San Clemente Community Center or via Zoom.

ZOOMING IT? ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS (FREE BUT) REQUIRED
Registering is simple and quick
– once registered you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the meeting. See you there! 7:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (US and Canada)

ZOOM ROOM now opens at 6:45 pm PDT for social MEET and GREET

REGISTER IN ADVANCE for this meeting HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Prehistoric Jewelry from the U.S. Southwest

Robert Liu will discuss the prehistoric dwelling sites in AZ, NM, CO and Chihuahua, and the jewelry they contain, much of which is relatable to anyone interested in materials used in jewelry, and how they were made, now and in the ancient past. These sites are mostly within driving range of anyone in southern California.

WEDNESDAY, 15 JUNE 2022 6:30pm – 8:30pm

in the Ole Hanson Fireside Room, at the San Clemente Community Center 

100 Calle Seville, downtown, next to the library on Del Mar

ALL WELCOME – FREE ADMISSION 

UNABLE TO ATTEND IN PERSON? JOIN US VIA ZOOM – REGISTER HERE

Speakers, Field Trips, and More!

Join our resident Rock Hounds on one of our monthly field trips! Check here and (probably more up to date) the SOCGEMS facebook page for upcoming rock hounding field trips!

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ROCKHOUND CODE OF ETHICS

South Orange County Gem and Mineral Society members pursue our hobby with responsibility.
Code of Ethics per The American Federation of Mineralogical Societies:

*   I will respect both private and public property and will do no collecting on privately owner land without permission from the owner.
*   I will keep informed on all laws, regulations and rules governing collecting on private lands and will observe them.
*   I will to the best of my ability, ascertain the boundary lines of property on which I plan to collect.
*   I will use no firearms or blasting materials in collecting areas.
*   I will cause no willful damage to property of any kind, such as fences, signs, building, etc.
*   I will leave all gates as found.
*   I will build fires only in designated or safe places and will be certain they are completely extinguished before leaving the area.
*   I will discard no burning materials – matches, cigarettes, etc.
*   I will fill all excavation holes, which may be dangerous to livestock.
*   I will practice conservation and undertake to utilize fully and well, the materials I have collected and will recycle my surplus for the pleasure and benefit of others.
*   I will support the Rockhound Project H.E.L.P. (Help Eliminate Litter Please) and will leave all collecting areas devoid of litter, regardless of how found.
*   I will cooperate with Field Trip Leaders and those in designated authority in all collecting areas.
*   I will report to my Club or Federation Officers, Bureau of Land Management or other proper authorities, any deposit of petrified wood or other material on public lands which should be protected for the enjoyment of future generations and for public educational and scientific purposes.
*   I will appreciate and protect our heritage of Natural Resources.
*   I will observe the ‘Golden Rule’, will use Good Outdoor Manners, and will at all times conduct myself in a manner which will add to the stature and Public Image of Rockhounds everywhere.

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Save the Date!

Guests and visitors are welcome at all General Assembly Meetings.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR here’s what’s coming up …

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Each month it’s something new and interesting – we enjoy renowned speakers, field trips, and the pleasure of the company of other gem and mineral enthusiasts!