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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 and more.

   Board Officers

    President - Dale Bruce

    Vice President - Randy Harris

    Treasurer - Joanne Meyer

    Secretary & Editor - Mike Cox

      Pat Cultera
      June Harris
      Karen Welder

Contact Information - Club Business mail address: PO BOX 343, SantaCruz, CA 95061