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|The Sacramento Mineral Society (SMS) is a lapidary club located in Sacramento, CA which was organized in 1936 dedicated to increasing interest and knowledge of mineralogy, lapidary arts and crafts, and a variety of jewelry arts as well as other geologic sciences.
To this end we conduct a variety of activities such as educational presentations in our monthly meetings, promoting and organizing field trips (to collect specimens, study geology, as well as learn about minerals as they occur in nature), a club house / lapidary shop run by our members. We provide the Sacramento community a resource by offeirng on-going education and practice in lapidary techniques and the related arts.
Our Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show attracts vendors from all over the western United States.
We also award geological scholarships each year to individuals from local colleges.
Members volunteer their time throughout the year for community service-related events, gem shows, and other activities.
Posted on Saturday, November 19
Membership dues for 2017 are
due by January 7, 2017!
Posted on Wednesday, August 24
News & Events : New Location for the SMS Educational Meetings!!|
Posted by Alyssa on Saturday, December 31, 2016 (19:59:28) (22 reads)
Starting in January 2017, the SMS Educational meetings that are held on the second Thursday of every month will no longer be held at the SMS clubhouse, but at a new location!
Our clubhouse is nice, but because it is in an industrial warehouse, it lacks any sort of insulation and there is no way to warm the interior in the frigid, icy cold winter evenings and no way to cool during the blazing, fiery hot summer evenings.
One of our members, Bobbie Littlefield, found a wonderful place that we can use to hold our meetings and even do classes that will cost us nothing and meet all of our needs!
So starting in January 2017, our monthly educational meetings will be held at the following location:
Sacramento County Cooperative Building
4145 Branch Center Rd.
Sacramento, CA 95827
To learn more about our educational meetings, click HERE.
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News & Events : Special Hours for the SMS Workshop!|
Posted by Alyssa on Monday, December 12, 2016 (22:52:35) (35 reads)
The SMS workshop will be closed from Dec 24th to Jan 1st.
We will have more stewards this coming year, so please forgive this time of closure while we work on administrative things for the ending of old year and beginning of the new year.
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Nov. 19th & 24th - Shop Opens at 12pm not 11am|
Posted by Alyssa on Saturday, November 19, 2016 (01:13:37) (82 reads)
Will be opening up an hour later the next two Saturdays, so be aware that we will not be open at 11am those mornings!
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Shop Closed Saturday Oct. 22nd|
Posted by Admin1 on Friday, October 21, 2016 (17:24:17) (278 reads)
We will be closed this Saturday but Fernando will be opening on Sunday.
New members that are still needing to learn the machines, we will also be doing a hands on training session with our gemstone tree bases and showing you all how to use the machines while getting those done for the show!
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