Santa Rosa Mineral And Gem Society, INC
Northern California's Rockhound Hangout
The Santa Rosa Mineral and Gem Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, located in Sonoma County, CA. and formed for the purpose of increasing the knowledge and
understanding of science as it pertains to the study of minerals, gems, and fossils. We study geology, mineralogy, archeology, paleontology,
and all the lapidary arts. We encourage the interest of our Junior Members, and reach out to the community throughout the year to share our
interest and knowledge.
To further answer the call of the community we have expanded our website to provide more resources, and to attract people of all ages to the study
If you have questions, feel free to Contact Us
Message from your Webgirl:
There is no excuse for not taking advantage of this amazing weather and gathering some rocks! Local river and stream levels are down and lots of beautiful and interesting material is being found
after such a rainy season. The shop is gearing back up to extended hours for the summer for SRMGS members to cut and polish their finds. To use the shop all members must first take the
Shop Orientation Class. This covers shop saftey, as well as equipment usage. The class is free and is a great way to become familiar with some of the machines and ask tons of questions.
Kicking off summer we have several classes coming up including how to make a Cabochon. Getting the perfect polish on your recent find can be tricky, this is a great class that will teach you the tricks.
Once you're done, take a Wire Wrapping class and learn techniques on how to get a secure fit and intricate details. Or if you prefer, take a silversmithing class and mount it on a pendant or in a ring!
Reminder, there will be no General Meeting in June as we have the Annual BBQ Potluck that month, this is a members only event. Be sure to bring a rock and a smile!
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