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The Sacramento Mineral Society (SMS) was organized in 1936 to promote the study of mineralogy, lapidary arts and crafts as well as other geologic sciences.

To this end we conduct a variety of activities such as educational presentations in our monthly meetings, field trips, a club house / lapidary shop run by our members.

Our Annual Gem & Jewelry Show attracts vendors from all over the western United States.

We also award geological scholarships each year to individuals from local colleges.

Posted on Monday, November 25

Reminder!

Don't forget! Membership dues for 2014 are due January 2014!

Posted on Sunday, October 27

Events News & Events : April 10: Board & Educational Meeting
Posted by Alyssa on Thursday, April 10, 2014 (22:10:44) (24 reads)

Kathy Morrow will be giving a presentation - "Basic Field Trip 1 Aid". We will cover and practice the following. Control of bleeding, bandaging, heat stress, splinting and strains and sprains. Please come ready to participate and practice. Wear comfortable clothing.

There will also be a raffle and we will be doing a monthly rockhound auction for the first time afterwards, so if you want to perhaps auction some rocks or equipment - bring them with you tonight!!

Both the raffle and auction will raise funds for the club, but the auction also means the sellers make money as well! Might be a little rocky (pun intended! Wink ) the first few times we hold it, but we'll get better each time!

Also there will be a potluck open to all after the educational meeting ends and the raffle and auction start - so bring a favorite treat to share!

So hopefully we will see you all on Thursday! Smile


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News & Announcements News & Events : Reminder! Lapidary Workshop Open Tuesday evenings!
Posted by Alyssa on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 (07:48:48) (46 reads)

General reminder! The SMS workshop will be open from 6pm - 9pm tomorrow evening! We are now opening on Tuesday evenings to see if members will make use of that extra opportunity to use the workshop!

If you want more days to have the space available for members to come in and to keep Tuesdays open as well, then please show your support and try to come in and let us know by showing up and signing in!

Change is afoot, so come on in and be a part of our change! The more the merrier after all!

Been thinking about becoming a member?

Stop by and see if you would like to join! Our Clubhouse/Lapidary Shop address is:
5467 Ballantine Street #6
Sacramento, CA 95826


We have membership applications in the clubhouse, but if you prefer, you can download and then print out the Membership Application and fill it out at home and bring it with you as well!


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Events News & Events : March 13: Board & Educational Meeting
Posted by Alyssa on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 (17:40:28) (47 reads)

Mike Hunerlach and Joe Shook will be giving a presentation - "Rockhound Rules & Etiquette For Field Trips & Collecting". They will be going over basic etiquette, weather, maps, gps, safety/precautions, location (where are the rocks in), firearm rules and concerns, and much more!

Also the presentation will be covering places to collect in California, Nevada, and Oregon. This sounds like it will be a WONDERFUL educational presentation that we should likely have every year - to remind us of what will be expected from us all whether we attend a SMS field trip or other field trips or are going out collecting by ourselves, and to help new rockhounds learn how to be responsible, ethical, rock collectors that collect in a legal fashion with an eye and a mind for stewarding the areas we collect for future generations of rock hounds!

An additional heads up - Joe needs a SOLID head count by April 10th for the McDermitt Oregon trip, so contact him if interested in going and you can commit to that field trip!

And finally, but certainly not least, we will be having a raffle during the social at the end of the evening, after the educational meeting has concluded. Some fossils and crystals, etc have been donated to be used as raffle prizes! The proceeds of the raffle will be to help generate funds for the running of the club. Anyone can donate items to be raffled off.

Details about how the raffle will be run will be explained during the meeting. But it should be fun and affordable to all to join in and allow there to be several winners!

So hopefully we will see you all on Thursday! Smile


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Events News & Events : 2013 Christmas Party!!
Posted by Admin on Sunday, November 24, 2013 (22:19:40) (124 reads)

Join us for our annual December get together! Mark your calendars now!

When: December 12, 2013
Time: 6:00pm
Where: Golden Corral
7700 W Stockton Blvd
Sacramento
(916) 689-4300

RVSP on Facebook so you don't forget!
https://www.facebook.com/events/674296722589292/


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Events News & Events : The SMS 77th Annual Gem & Mineral Show Is Almost Here!
Posted by Admin on Sunday, October 27, 2013 (23:51:53) (219 reads)

Just wanted to remind everyone that our annual rock show is approaching!!!

Where:
The Scottish Rite Temple
6151 H Street, Sacramento, CA

When:
Saturday, November 9th, 2013 from 10am to 5pm
Sunday, November 10th, 2013 from 10am to 4pm

Cost:
Adult - Admission $6.00
Kids 12 and under free with paid adult

To get your "$1.00 off Adult Admission" coupon that is on the flyers for the show, click HERE. Just print the pdf and present it at the door when you pay for your admission to enter the show!


We look forward to having you join us!

Note: I know everyone is getting ready but don't forget that we still need volunteers for working the show and everyone's help would be greatly appreciated!


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News & Announcements News & Events : New Website Launches!
Posted by Admin on Sunday, October 27, 2013 (23:49:00) (177 reads)

We are pleased to present you all with a newly redesigned, and streamlined website!

It is our wish and hope that you will enjoy the time you spend here as much as you would when at the clubhouse or at an event - this will allow us to share and learn from each other even when we are at home and unable to make meetings or events.

Membership areas are for official members only - and once you log in, you will see other areas and features of the site that are not visible or available to the general public.


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