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Amador County Gem & Mineral Society
•   Founded: 1964
•   Mailing Address: P.O. Box 794. Sutter Creek, CA 95685
•   Meeting Place: Clubhouse - Sutter Creek (behind old Sutter Creek Grammar School, 5 Broad St., Sutter Creek
•   Day of Meeting: 4th Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. (program) 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. (board)
•   Bulletin: Amador Nugget
•  Juniors: Yes
•  Membership: 32
•  Federation: Margaret Kolaczyk
•  Phone / email: (209) 296-5597 / Blackwolf@volcano.net
•  Web Site www.amadorgemandmineralorg

American Opal Society, Inc.
•   Founded: 1967
•   Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4875, Garden Grove, CA 92842-4875
•   Meeting Place: Masonic Lodge, 11270 Acacia Pkwy, Garden Grove
•   Day of Meeting: 4th Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
•   Bulletin: The Opal Express
•   Juniors: No
•   Membership: 80
•   Phone / email: editor@opalsociety.org
•   Web Site: www.opalsociety.org

Antelope Valley Gem & Mineral Club
•  Founded: 1952
•   Mailing Address: P.O. Box 69, Lancaster, CA 93584-0069
•   Meeting Place: Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 42521 N 20th St. W, Lancaster
•   Day of Meeting: 4th Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
•   Bulletin: Chip 'N' Tumble News
•   Juniors: Yes
•   Membership: 35
•   Federation:  
•   Phone / email: avgemclub@gmail.com
•   Web Site: www.avgem.weebly.com

Antioch Lapidary Club
•  Founded: 1955
•   Mailing Address: P.O. Box 91, Antioch, CA 94509-0009
•   Meeting Place: Clubhouse - 425 Fulton Shipyard Road, Antioch
•   Day of Meeting: 4th Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (program)
2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (business)
•   Bulletin: Mineral Memos
•   Juniors: Yes
•   Membership: 45
•   Federation: Vic McPherson
•   Phone / email: (925) 240-2954 / vicmcpherson@sbcglobal.net
•   Web Site: www.antiochlapidaryclub.com

Bakersfield Mineral Mites
•  Founded: 2009
•   Mailing Address: 1200 Dolores Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305
•   Meeting Place: East Bakersfield Veterans Hall, Bakersfield
•   Day of Meeting: 2nd Friday
•   Bulletin:  
•   Juniors: Club for juniors only, ages 7-18
•   Membership; 24
•   Phone / email: (661) 324-5907 / mineralmites@gmail.com

Bay Area Searchers
•  Founded: 1977
•   Mailing Address: 1447 32nd Ave., San Francisco, CA 94122
•   Meeting Place: First Baptist Church, 1005 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno
•   Day of Meeting: 2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
•   Bulletin:
•   Juniors: Yes
•   Membership; 21
•   Phone / email: (650) 589-7951 bobbysgoldplating@comcast.net

Borrego Rock and Gem Club
•  Founded: 2003
•   Mailing Address: c/o ABDNHA, 652Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004
•   Meeting Place: ABDNHA Center, 652 Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs
•   Day of Meeting: Last Saturday, 10:00 a.m. (except Jul, Aug, Sep)
•   Bulletin:
•   Juniors Yes
•   Membership 21
•   Phone / email: (760) 767-3052 / bragmail@yahoo.com
•   Web Site www.abdnha.org/BRAGclub.html

Calaveras Gem & Mineral Society
•  Founded: 1948
•   Mailing Address: P.O. Box 517, Angels Camp, CA 95222-0517
•   Meeting Place: Clubhouse, 2500 Mecham Ranch Rd., Angels Camp
•   Day of Meeting: 3rd Sunday, 11 potluck; 12 mtg (except Jul and Aug)
•   Bulletin: The Golden Frog
•   Juniors: Yes
•   Membership: 144
•   Federation: Marion Roberts
•   Phone / email: (209) 736-4892 / DBB49@att.net
•   Web Site: www.calaverasgemandmineral.org

Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society
•   Founded: 1954
•   Mailing Address: P.O. Box 22756, Carmel, CA 93922-0756
•   Meeting Place: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Ave. Pacific Grove
•   Day of Meeting: 2nd Friday, 7 p.m.
•   Bulletin: The Carmel Valley Prospector
•   Juniors: Yes
•   Membership: 33
•   Federation: Karin Salomon
•   Phone / email:  
•   Web Site: www.cvgms.rocks

Coalinga Rockhound Society
•  Founded: 1954
•   Mailing Address: 180 Washington St., Coalinga, CA 93210
•   Meeting Place: 438 San Madele St, Coalinga
•   Day of Meeting: 1st Monday •   Jan, Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec - 7:00 p.m.
•   Bulletin:
•   Juniors: Yes
•   Membership: 10
•   Phone / email: coalingarockhounds@gmail.com

Conejo Gem & Mineral Club
•  Founded: 1971
•   Mailing Address: 2276 Larch St. Simi Valley, CA, 93065
•   Meeting Place: Hillcrest Arts Center, 403 Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks
•   Day of Meeting: 2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (except Dec)
•   Bulletin: Rocky Review
•   Juniors: Yes
•   Membership: 51
•   Federation: Mike Havstad
•   Phone / email: (805) 630-9977
•   Web Site: www.cgamc.org

Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Society
•  Founded: 1950
•   Mailing Address: P.O. Box 842, Concord, CA 94522-0842
•   Meeting Place: Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Rd (near Ygnacio Valley Rd), Concord
•   Day of Meeting: 2nd Monday, 7:30 p.m. (3rd Monday in June)
•   Bulletin: Diablo Diggin's
•   Juniors: Yes
•   Membership: 123
•   Federation: Dick Pankey
•   Phone / email: (925) 779-0698  maryhicks@comcast.net
•   Web Site: Web site temporarily under construction, as of 4/23/17

Co-op Field Trip Leaders Association
•  Founded: 1972
•   Mailing Address: P. O. Box 950, Placerville, CA 95667
•   Meeting Place: Varies. Please mail•  for information
•   Day of Meeting: 4 times a year
•   Bulletin: -
•   Juniors: -
•   Membership: 8 area societies
•   Federation: Merryan O'Neill
•   Phone/email: info@ourfieldtrips.org

Culver City Rock & Mineral Club
•  Founded: 1960
•   Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3324, Culver City, CA 90231-3324
•   Meeting Place: Veterans Memorial Complex, 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City
•   Day of Meeting: 2nd Monday, 7:30 p.m.
•   Bulletin: The Nugget
•   Juniors: Yes
•   Membership: 158
•   Federation: Ellen Moe
•   Phone / email: (310) 836-4611
•   Web Site: http://CulverCityRocks.org

 Del Air Rockhounds Club
•  Founded: 1952
•   Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7618, Van Nuys, CA 91409-7618
•   Meeting Place: United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd, Northridge
•   Day of Meeting: 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
•   Bulletin: Del Air Monthly Rockhounder Review
•   Juniors: Yes
•   Membership: 41
•   Federation: Chris Ward,   chris_ward678@yahoo.com
•   Phone / email: (818) 714-0321 / delairrockhounds@gmail.com
•   Web Site: www.delairrockhounds.com

Delvers Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
•  Founded: 1948
•   Mailing Address: 1001 W. Lambert Rd, # 18, La Habra, CA 90631-1678
•   Meeting Place: 14515 Blaine Ave, Bellflower
•   Day of Meeting: 2nd Friday, 7:00 p.m.
•   Bulletin: Delvings
•   Juniors: Yes
•   Membership: 53
•   Federation: Guynell Miller,   guynellallen@sbcglobal.net
•   Phone / email: (562) 584-3190 / delvings@yahoo.com
•   Web Site: https://delversgemclub.wordpress.com/

El Cajon Valley Gem & Mineral Society
•  Founded: 1959
•   Mailing Address: P.O. Box 451, El Cajon, CA 92022
•   Meeting Place: Heritage of the Americas Museum, Cuyamaca College, 12110 Cuyamaca College Drive West
•   Day of Meeting: 2nd Friday, 7:00 p.m.
•   Bulletin: -
•   Juniors: Yes
•   Membership: 25
•   Federation:  
•   Phone / email: (619) 461-3309 / ecvgms@gmail.com
•   Web Site: www.ecvgms.org

El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society
•  Founded: 1949
•   Mailing Address: P.O. Box 950, Placerville,CA 95667-0950
•   Meeting Place:•  
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American Legion's Hall, 4561 Greenstone Rd (between Hwy 50 & Mother Lode), Placerville
•   Day of Meeting: 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
•   Bulletin: Petroglyphs
•   Juniors: Yes
•   Membership: 275
•   Federation: Fred Ott
•   Phone / email: (530) 676-2472 / info@eldoradomineralandgem.org
•   Web Site: www.eldoradorocks.org•  

Faceters Guild of Southern California
•  Founded:
•   Mailing Address: Box 5433, Buena Park, CA 90622
•   Meeting Place: North Orange County Regional Library, 11200 Stanford Ave (at Euclid), Garden Grove
•   Day of Meeting: 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
•   Bulletin: Angles
•   Juniors: No
•   Membership: 15
•   Federation:  
•   Phone / email: (714) 625-2107 / jwelshr@gmail.com
•   Web Site: www.FGOSC.com

Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society. Inc.
•  Founded: 1957
•   Mailing Address: 123 W. Alvarado St., Suite B, Fallbrook, CA 92028
•   Meeting Place: 123 W. Alvarado St., Suite B, Fallbrook
•   Day of Meeting: 2nd Thursday, 7:00 p.m., except February meeting is on 3rd Thursday. No meeting in July
•   Bulletin: Lithosphere, Patricia Hartman, editor
patricia@hitekdesigns.com
•   Juniors: Yes
•   Membership: 182
•   Federation: Gina Palculich
•   Phone / email: (760) 728-1130 / fgms@sbcglobal.net
•   Web Site: www.fgms.org

Feather River Lapidary & Mineral Club
•  Founded: 2008
•   Mailing Address: PO Box 2645, Oroville, CA 95965-2645
•   Meeting Place: Thermalito Grange #72, 479 Plumas Avenue, Oroville
•   Day of Meeting: 3rd Tuesday of month, 6:30 p.m.
•   Bulletin: -
•   Juniors: Yes
•   Membership: 78
•   Federation:  
•   Phone / email: lorimillard58@yahoo.com / (530) 533-2968
•   Web Site: http://featherriverrocks.org

First Class Miners
•  Founded: 1993
•   Mailing Address: PO Box 2127, Yucca Valley CA 92286
•   Meeting Place: Varies. Check the website
•   Day of Meeting: Every other month (July, Sept, Nov, Jan, March, May) See website
•   Bulletin:
•   Juniors:
•   Membership: 201
•   Federation: Susan Simmons
•   Phone / email: (760) 819-9020 / president@firstclassminers.org
•   Web Site: www.firstclassminers.org

Fossils for Fun
•  Founded: 1964
•   Mailing Address: P.O. Box 714, Fair Oaks, CA 95628-0714
•   Meeting Place: Woman's Thursday Club of Fair Oaks, 10625 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks,
•   Day of Meeting: 2nd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.(except July & Aug)
•   Bulletin: Dinny's Doins
•   Juniors: Yes
•   Membership: 95
•   Federation: Don Tadlock
•   Phone / email: (916) 929-6665 / fossilsforfun@yahoo.com
•   Web Site: www.fossilsforfun.org

Fresno Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
•  Founded: 1951
•   Mailing Address: 340 W. Olive, Fresno, CA 93728
•   Meeting Place: 340 W. Olive, Fresno
•   Day of Meeting: 4th Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
•   Bulletin: Chips / editor@fgms.us
•   Juniors: Yes
 •   Membership: 118
•   Federation: Mark Freeman
•   Phone / email: (559) 486-7280 / info@fgms.us or president@fgms
•   Web Site: www.fgms.us

Friends of Mineralogy - Southern CA Chapter
•  Founded:
•   Mailing Address: 210 S. Catalina Ave. #3, Pasadena, CA 91106-3242
•   Meeting Place: Various museums, no regular schedule
•   Day of Meeting: No regular schedule. Contact for information
•   Bulletin:
•   Juniors: No
•   Membership: 32
•   Federation: Jo Anna Ritchey
•   Phone / email: (626) 449-6454 / rhousley@caltech.edu