Thursday, May 19, 2011

West Coast Gem & Mineral Show May 20 - 22nd

Just a quick reminder about the return of one of the most popular Gem & Mineral Show in Southern California.

The West Gem & Mineral Show has something for everyone...Mineral Enthusiasts and Serious Collectors alike will find something to talk about!  ....and the Retail area will keep hobby jewelers and professional Artisans busy with one jaw dropping gorgeous gem after the other...

See you there!  
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Searchers - Anaheim, CA!

We are one of the largest, most progressive rockhound clubs in Southern California and perhaps the whole country. We typically have 150-200 members join/rejoin every year to share in the rockhound experience. We are a 501(c)(3) organization which means we are tax exempt due to our educational status. Our members volunteer at the Long Beach VA Hospital and teach veterans new and marketable lapidary and jewelrymaking skills, teach classes at local schools, and host demonstrations available for the public to see every week of the year. 

We have monthly meetings, silent auctions, door prizes, field trips, workshops, rockswaps and educational programs from guest speakers from within and outside of the club. Some of the past programs have included presentations on petrified wood, coining, cutting fire agate, casting, silversmithing, wirewrapping, gold panning, Topaz Mtn, The Oceanview Mine, pegmatite minerals, Owens Valley minerals, field trips, videos related to the hobby, geology, and much more. 



Nevada Mineral & Books  
The Agate Hunter - Adam Dean

Lapidary Originals
John E. Garsow Gems & Minerals


Jonas Ruzgys - Faceting

Gem Carving Demonstration


Meteorites: Rocks From Space

Ammonite Display

Is there a Gem & Mineral near you this weekend?  what are you waiting for?