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 $18 for single, $25 for couple, $2 for sponsored junior. 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.