Welcome to the online home for the Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem
Society. The object of this society shall be to unite and associate
those persons who are interested in the study and collecting of minerals
and gemstones; for the mutual improvement in the art of cutting and polishing
gem or semi-gem material; and for increasing the knowledge of its members
about the various earth sciences. Welcome!
Organized May 1949
Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month
at 7:00 PM at the Live Oak Grange Hall
, 1900 17th Avenue in Santa Cruz (Live Oak).
The general meetings involve a short board
meeting including public announcements and open discussions. An organized
educational presentation is given after a short social break and raffle.
Junior participation is encouraged and guests are always welcome.
Applications for membership may be made after attending three
meetings. Dues are $20 for single, $25 for a family. Dues
are due October 1st of each year.
Our monthly newsletter, "The Lapidarian", includes announcements
of field trips and other club related events, shows to see, interesting and
informative articles on geology, lapidary and other aspects of our hobby, upcoming
presentations, committee reports and more fun than you can shake a petrified
wood stick at.
In addition to our annual show, field
trips, and rock shop (follow the links at
the top of the page) there is available for member checkout, a variety of literature
featuring Geology, Paleontology, Jewelry fabrication, Gem Encyclopedia
President - Dale Bruce
Vice President - Randy Harris
Treasurer - Joanne Meyer
Secretary & Editor - Mike Cox
Contact Information - Club Business mail address: PO BOX 343, SantaCruz, CA 95061