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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 : June 21st Educational Meeting: Rock Tumbling 101
Posted by Alyssa on Saturday, June 09, 2018 (07:04:32) (14 reads)

This month's educational meeting presentation will be "Rock Tumbling 101", given by Inga Holmquist.

This was a very well received presentation last year and Inga is being gracious enough to do it again in hopes that those who really wanted to attend, but were unable to make it - can attend this time.

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



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News & Announcements News & Events : April 19th: Member's Show and Tell!
Posted by Alyssa on Thursday, April 19, 2018 (16:41:45) (96 reads)

My apologies for being so late with adding this to the front page!

This month's educational meeting presentation will be "Member's Show and Tell".

Our members are welcome to bring a small selection of their collection to the meeting to set up a table for displaying and talking about what they decided to bring and share with us!

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



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News & Announcements News & Events : Mar. 15 Educational Meeting: Yogo Gulch Sapphire
Posted by Alyssa on Friday, March 02, 2018 (22:59:36) (228 reads)

This month's educational meeting presentation will be given by Mr. Jim Hutchings on the subject of "Yogo Gulch Sapphire - the American gemstone few have heard of!"

From a deposit unrelated to the other Sapphires of Montana, these emanate from 9,000 ft deep in the earth, and are the only naturally blue sapphire in the world.

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



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News & Announcements News & Events : NOTICE: Planned Shop Closures in March
Posted by Alyssa on Friday, March 02, 2018 (22:43:19) (198 reads)

The SMS workshop will be CLOSED on the following dates:

March 3rd

March 25th


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Events News & Events : Feb. 14th Educational Meeting: What's New In Old Wood
Posted by Alyssa on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 (02:09:53) (276 reads)

This month our educational meeting will be held on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH!!

February's presentation will be given by Gina Malcolm titled "What's New In Old Wood" - she will be sharing with us some new information that she has recently learned about petrified wood and will be bringing in some pieces of her collection to show.

There is a potluck as usual followed by the Monthly Challenge (anything that has a heart in it or looks like a heart) - 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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