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Directory of Southern California Lapidary Resources
• Day of Meeting: 4th Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
• Bulletin: The Opal Express
• Juniors: No
• Membership: 80
The American Opal Society is an non-profit organization, educational in nature, whose primary purpose is promoting interest and knowledge of this precious gem. If you are an Opalholic (i.e. passionate opal lover), the American Opal Society is for you!!! We pursue the study and sharing of information about OPAL.
Meeting Place: Masonic Lodge, 11270 Acacia Pkwy, Garden Grove
• Day of Meeting: 4th Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
• Bulletin: Chip ‘N’ Tumble News
• Juniors: Yes
• Membership: 35
The Antelope Valley is located in the Mojave Desert of Southern California. It's the high desert and our area is known for our amazing bright orange poppies that sprout up in the spring time, and the joshua trees - as reflected in our club patch. We invite you to attend any social meeting held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 42521 20th Street West, Lancaster.
• Meeting Place: Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 42521 N 20th St. W, Lancaster
Barranca Diamond manufacturers sawing and polishing equipment for the lapidary industry. We also offer a full line of diamond blades and polishing supplies to meet all your cutting and polishing needs.
• Day of Meeting: Last Saturday, 10:00 a.m. (except Jul, Aug, Sep)
• Juniors Yes
• Membership 21
Got rock? The Borrego Rock and Gem (BRAG) Club is for people who want to learn about rocks and minerals, general geology and participate in geology related field trips and lectures. The club has been rocking since February 2003.
BRAG club membership is obtained through joining two organizations - ABDNHA (Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association) and CFMS (California Federation of Mineralogical Societies).
• Meeting Place: ABDNHA Center, 652 Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs
Burton's Gems and Opals has been in continuous business since 1954. We feature the highest quality merchandise at affordable prices. Our employees are knowledgeable and always strive to make you a happy customer. Our feeling is, if you're happy, you'll return and that makes us very happy.
• Day of Meeting: 2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (except Dec)
• Bulletin: Rocky Review
• Juniors: Yes
• Membership: 51
Conejo Gem and Mineral club was founded in 1971, and is a member of both the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.
NOTE: "Conejo" pronounced 'kon-a-ho (n) is the Spanish word for "rabbit", hence the logo design, and was the name given by the early Spanish explorers in the early 1700's when they came through the valley and noticed the thousands of jack rabbits that lived here, thus designating this area the "Conejo Valley".
The Conejo Gem and Mineral Club (CGMC) is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. The Club promotes and extends the knowledge of minerals, geology, fossils, lapidary arts and associated fields.
• Meeting Place: Hillcrest Arts Center, 403 Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks
Covington Engineering is a leader in the manufacture of top quality lapidary and glass equipment. Our products are proudly made and assembled in the United States of America. We pride ourselves in our excellent customer service, and the superior quality and craftsmanship we put into every machine we manufacture.
• Day of Meeting: 2nd Monday, 7:30 p.m.
• Bulletin: The Nugget
• Juniors: Yes
• Membership: 158
We are an active club, this is some of what we do: offer interesting and varied monthly programs with presentations and speakers with expertise in their field fully equipped lapidary shop for use by members publish "The Nugget," an informative and educational monthly bulletin sponsor the popular Fiesta of Gems, Rock and Mineral Show each summer - free of charge to everyone organize field trips to local collecting area.
• Meeting Place: Veterans Memorial Complex, 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City