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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 and other geologic sciences, as well as lapidary arts and crafts, and a variety of jewelry arts.

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 offering 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.

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News & Announcements News & Events : Sept. 14th Educational Meeting: Creating an Exhibit Showcase
Posted by Alyssa on Saturday, September 09, 2017 (19:28:18) (39 reads)

ADVANCE NOTICE - for the months of September AND October the meetings will be held at the SMS clubhouse!

The Cooperative Building is being renovated so will not be available for our use for those months (the October meeting will be a last minute Show Meeting).

Toni Barry and Alyssa will be giving a presentation on "Creating an Exhibit Showcase" - we will show you how EASY creating an exhibit showcase for our show can be! This year we will be letting people at the show vote for their favorite case, so it should be extra fun!

There is a potluck as usual followed by the Monthly Challenge (anything that you made that resembles fireworks or anything that you made that has red, white, and blue!) - the live rockhound auction and more!

This is a great night to come and see what the club is like if you are thinking about joining SMS and if you like it, you can join right there! Hope to see everyone there! :)

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News & Announcements News & Events : NOTICE: Shop Closure Due to Excessive Heat Warning
Posted by Alyssa on Saturday, September 02, 2017 (18:31:56) (30 reads)

Due to the excessive heat warning for today the SMS workshop will NOT be open today!

Tomorrow should be cooler so we will be opening as normal tomorrow unless the forecasts change, which is unlikely.

Was hoping the weather forecasts were wrong for today, but it's already hot as heck!

So stay cool everyone and we should be open tomorrow!

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In Memoriam In Memoriam : In Memory of Royalee Pierce-Cannon
Posted by Alyssa on Saturday, September 02, 2017 (03:16:40) (59 reads)

Let us have a moment of silence in memory of one of ours that left us last year, our beloved Royalee Pierce-Cannon. She passed away last year on Sept. 1st - very swiftly and unexpectedly and left a void that still remains in the club.

Feisty, friendly, spirited, opinionated, sassy, funny, energetic, she was a fun person to be around, and was a steadfast member. She served as a Shop Steward, board director and was an AMAZING Membership Director.

Always happy to help members ID rocks and go hunting for more to collect and help out the club, her boisterous banter and goodhearted mischievousness is greatly missed and will be for years to come.

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News & Announcements News & Events : Shop Closures & Field Trips Coming up
Posted by Alyssa on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 (18:50:15) (54 reads)

Shop Closures:
The clubhouse will be closed on August 5th our first August Field Trip!

We will also be closed August 12 & 13 for Gem Faire.

And then we will be closed on August 26th for the second August Field Trip!

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News & Announcements News & Events : NOTICE: Work Day (Lapidary Shop Closed! July 29th)
Posted by Alyssa on Saturday, July 29, 2017 (12:31:36) (71 reads)

The SMS Lapidary shop will be closed for a Work Day on July 29th.

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