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We are a 501(c)3 non-profit and all donations are tax deductible and appreciated very much!
Summer Hours Now In Effect!
From June 29th to September 30th the SMS lapidary shop will be open from 9am to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday to help beat the heat.
The Sacramento Mineral Society is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to increasing interest and knowledge of mineralogy, its related sciences, and the lapidary arts. We promote and organize field trips to collect specimens, study geology, and learn about minerals as they occur in nature.
We also offer ongoing education, practice of lapidary techniques and the related arts.
We seek those interested in mineralogy, geology sciences, lapidary and appreciate rocks. We encourage an active junior membership and individuals who will carry our club into the future for years to come.
We award geological scholarships each year to individuals from local colleges.
Members volunteer their time throughout the year for community services, nature-related events and Gem Fair.
The Sacramento Mineral Society is a member of the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies, the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, and the Co-Op Field Trip Chairman’s Association of Northern California.
What We Offer
A Lapidary Shop ...
Our shop is open to members and is staffed by experienced stewards willing to share their knowledge and technique in the creation of cabochons and rock cutting.
Ongoing classes in bead work, wire wrapping, chain mail, viking knit, mineralogy and others
Sacramento Gem & Mineral Show held each November at the Scottish Rite Temple.
Educational Meetings ...
We have educational meetings that are held at the clubhouse the second Thursday of every month at 7pm.
A library of geology and lapidary-related reference books, participation in and announcement of other area gem and mineral shows and field trips, educational opportunities, and monthly newsletter and more!