Lapidary Clubs

Address: Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4875, Garden Grove, CA 92842-4875
Meeting Place: Masonic Lodge, 11270 Acacia Pkwy, Garden Grove
Short Description:
• Founded: 1967
• Day of Meeting: 4th Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
• Bulletin: The Opal Express
• Juniors: No
• Membership: 80
Long Description:

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.

Antelope Valley Gem & Mineral Club
Address: • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 69, Lancaster, CA 93584-0069
• Meeting Place: Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 42521 N 20th St. W, Lancaster
Short Description:
• Founded: 1952
• Day of Meeting: 4th Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
• Bulletin: Chip ‘N’ Tumble News
• Juniors: Yes
• Membership: 35
Long Description:

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.

Address: • Mailing Address: c/o ABDNHA, 652 Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004
• Meeting Place: ABDNHA Center, 652 Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs
Short Description:
• Founded: 2003
• Day of Meeting: Last Saturday, 10:00 a.m. (except Jul, Aug, Sep)
• Bulletin:
• Juniors Yes
• Membership 21
Long Description:

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).

Phone Number:
(760) 767-3052
Conejo Gem & Mineral Club
Address: • Mailing Address: 2276 Larch St. Simi Valley, CA, 93065
• Meeting Place: Hillcrest Arts Center, 403 Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks
Short Description:
• Founded: 1971
• Day of Meeting: 2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (except Dec)
• Bulletin: Rocky Review
• Juniors: Yes
• Membership: 51
Long Description:

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.

Phone Number:
(805) 630-9977
Culver City Rock & Mineral Club
Address: • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3324, Culver City, CA 90231-3324
• Meeting Place: Veterans Memorial Complex, 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City
Short Description:
• Founded: 1960
• Day of Meeting: 2nd Monday, 7:30 p.m.
• Bulletin: The Nugget
• Juniors: Yes
• Membership: 158
Long Description:

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.

Phone Number:
(310) 836-4611
Del Air Rockhounds Club
Address: • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7618, Van Nuys, CA 91409-7618
• Meeting Place: United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd, Northridge
Short Description:
• Founded: 1952
• Day of Meeting: 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
• Bulletin: Del Air Monthly Rockhounder Review
• Juniors: Yes
• Membership: 41
Long Description:

The Del Air Rockhounds Club was founded in 1952 with members mostly residing in the San Fernando Valley area of California. Our club is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing knowledge of the lapidary arts and techniques, geology, mineralogy and related fields. We own our own lapidary equipment with members available to teach and demonstrate lapidary techniques to other members. Our members enjoy lapidary related programs, demonstrations, exhibitions, displays and lectures. We also take monthly field trips to our local deserts & mountains for exploration and the study and collection of lapidary and mineral specimens.

Phone Number:
(818) 714-0321
Delvers Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
Address: • Mailing Address: 1001 W. Lambert Rd, # 18, La Habra, CA 90631-1678
• Meeting Place: 14515 Blaine Ave, Bellflower
Short Description:
• Founded: 1948
• Day of Meeting: 2nd Friday, 7:00 p.m.
• Bulletin: Delvings
• Juniors: Yes
• Membership: 53
Long Description:

The Delvers Gem & Mineral Society meets the 2nd Friday of each month (except December) in Bellflower, California. Visitors are always welcome. The club was founded in 1948 to promote education in the earth sciences and lapidary arts. Our monthly meetings features educational programs, refreshments, and good fellowship.

Phone Number:
(562) 584-3190
Address: • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 451, El Cajon, CA 92022
• Meeting Place: Heritage of the Americas Museum, Cuyamaca College, 12110 Cuyamaca College Drive West
Short Description:
• Founded: 1959
• Day of Meeting: 2nd Friday, 7:00 p.m.
• Bulletin: –
• Juniors: Yes
• Membership: 25
Long Description:

We are an organization dedicated to the study of Gems and Minerals. Our Society is open to all people, young and old, who share an interest in the study of Rocks, Gems, Minerals, Fossils and the Lapidary Arts. We have been located in El Cajon, CA. since 1959.

We strive to promote the common good and general welfare of the people within the community by giving them an opportunity to study and collect Gems, Minerals and Fossils. We also enjoy sharing our knowledge of the lapidary arts with the groups within our community.

Phone Number:
(619) 461-3309
Address: • Mailing Address: Box 5433, Buena Park, CA 90622
• Meeting Place: North Orange County Regional Library, 11200 Stanford Ave (at Euclid), Garden Grove
Short Description:
• Day of Meeting: 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
• Bulletin: Angles
• Juniors: No
• Membership: 15
Long Description:

The Faceters Guild exists to further the craft of Gemstone faceting by educating its members and the public.

We wish to provide technical support for persons involved in the fascinating hobby of faceting.

It is a requirement of the Guild a person being mentored has a current paid membership (unless separate private arrangements are made.) FGOSC is a member of CFMS (California Federation of Mineralogical Societies )

Phone Number:
(714) 625-2107
Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society. Inc.
Address: • Meeting Place: 123 W. Alvarado St., Suite B, Fallbrook
• Day of Meeting: 2nd Thursday, 7:00 p.m., except February meeting is on 3rd Thursday. No meeting in July
Short Description:
• Founded: 1957
• Bulletin: Lithosphere, Patricia Hartman, editor
• Juniors: Yes
• Membership: 182
Long Description:

The FGMS was founded in 1957 and consists of a group of individuals who share common interests in gems, minerals, jewelry, geology, paleontology and the related earth sciences and lapidary arts.The Society is based in Fallbrook, San Diego County, California — just a “stone’s throw” from some of the most productive gem mining areas in the United States. You won’t believe what we’ve been hiding in Fallbrook!

Interested in the Earth and what can be found here? Come
to our museum or visit us at a general meeting to find out
from one of our Gemologists, Mine Owners or Hobbyists
what you’ve been walking past all these years. Southern
California has an impressive history of gems and mining
and we are more than willing to share it with you.

Please feel free to visit our virtual museum, our actual
museum or attend one of our general meetings or field trips.
For more on what’s happening with the Fallbrook Gem &
Mineral Society, check out our Calendar

Phone Number:
(760) 728-1130