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. 


PHOTOS FROM THE SEARCHERS ANNUAL SHOW APRIL 2011

Vendors:

Nevada Mineral & Books  
The Agate Hunter - Adam Dean


Lapidary Originals
John E. Garsow Gems & Minerals



















Demos:

Jonas Ruzgys - Faceting

Gem Carving Demonstration














Displays:

Meteorites: Rocks From Space

Ammonite Display

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