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Garage Grinders
  • Founded:
  • Mailing Address:
  • PO Box 1923, Vacaville, CA 95676
  • Meeting Place:
  • Day of Meeting:
  • Held during field trips
  • Bulletin:
  • Grinders Grit
  • Juniors:
  • Membership:
  • 4
  • Phone/email
  • (707) 447-5271 / wizo@pacbell.net

    Gemological Society of San Diego
  • Founded:
  • 1964
  • Mailing Address:
  • PO Box 1611061 San Diego, CA 92176
  • Meeting Place
  • Gem and Mineral Bldg, Spanish Village, Balboa Park
  • Day of Meeting:
  • 1st Monday, 7:00 p.m.
  • Bulletin:
  • Gemological Society of San Diego Flyer
  • Juniors:
  • No
  • Membership:
  • 29
  • Phone / email:

  • Glendora Gems
  • Founded:
  • 1969
  • Mailing Address
  • 1010 E. Mt. View, Glendora, CA 91741
  • Meeting Place:
  • The Tower, 1425 E. Holt, Pomona
  • Day of Meeting:
  • Tuesdays, 5 - 9 p.m.
  • Bulletin:
  • Rock On
  • Juniors:
  • Yes
  • Membership:
  • 32 (junior club)
  • Federation:
  • Darrell Krug
  • Phone/email
  • (626) 963-4638 / larrybme2@aol.com

    Gold Country Treasure Seekers
  • Founded:
  • 1981
  • Mailing Address
  • PO Box 602, El Dorado, CA 95623-0602
  • Meeting Place
  • VFW Hall, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville
  • Day of Meeting:
  • 3rd Monday, 7:00 p.m.
  • Bulletin:
  • n/a
  • Juniors:
  • Membership:
  • 88
  • Federation:
  • Ed Vass
  • Phone/email
  • (530) 676-4525 / gcts10@comcast.net
  • Web Site:
  • www.goldcountrytreasureseekers.com/

    Hi-Desert Gold Diggers
  • Founded:
  • Mailing Address
  • PO Box 552, Apple Valley, CA 92307
  • Meeting Place
  • Sterling Inn, 17738 Francisca Ave, Victorville
  • Day of Meeting:
  • 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
  • Bulletin:
  • The Grubstake
  • Juniors:
  • Yes
  • Membership:
  • 100
  • Federation:
  • Ron Kauffman
  • Phone/email
  • (760) 951-7064 / amolineux@gmail.com

    Hi-Desert Rockhounds of Morongo Valley
  • Founded:
  • 1969
  • Mailing Address
  • 7757 Rockwood Rd. Joshua Tree, CA 92252
  • Meeting Place
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church, 56312 Onaga Tr, Yucca Valley
  • Day of Meeting:
  • 1st Monday, 7:00 p.m., Sept-May
  • Bulletin:
  • The Desert Rose
  • Juniors:
  • No
  • Membership:
  • 54
  • Federation:
  • Roger Thompson
  • Phone/email:
  • (760) 366-3980 / HiDesertRockhounds@gmail.com
  • Web Site:
  • www.hi-desertrockhounds.org

    Humbolt Gem & Mineral Society
  • Founded:
  • 1950
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 1075, Eureka, CA 95501-1075
  • Meeting Place
  • Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road, Arcata
  • Day of Meeting:
  • 3rd Friday, 7:30 p.m. (except Aug & Dec)
  • Bulletin:
  • Gems From The Redwoods
  • Juniors:
  • Yes
  • Membership:
  • 105
  • Federation:
  • Tom Sharp
  • Phone/email
  • (707) 839-2079

    Imperial Valley Gem & Mineral Society
  • Founded:
  • 1939
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 1721, El Centro, CA 92243-1721
  • Meeting Place
  • Gem & Mineral Bldg., Midwinter Fairgrounds, Imperial
  • Day of Meeting:
  • 3rd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
  • Bulletin:
  • Rock Talk
  • Juniors:
  • Yes
  • Membership:
  • 99
  • Federation:
  • Jim Castle
  • Phone/email:
  • (760) 355-4867

    Indian Wells Gem & Mineral Society
  • Founded:
  • 1945
  • Mailing Address:
  • P.O. Box 1481, Ridgecrest, CA 93556
  • Meeting Place:
  • 527 W. Upjohn Ave., Ridgecrest
  • Day of Meeting:
  • 4th Monday, 7:30 p.m. (except July, Aug., Dec.)
  • Bulletin:
  • Desert Gems
  • Juniors:
  • Yes
  • Membership:
  • 49
  • Phone/email:
  • (760) 375-7905
  • Web Site:
  • www.indianwells.weebly.com

    Kern County Mineral Society
  • Founded:
  • 1935
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 12305, Bakersfield, CA 93389-2305
  • Meeting Place
  • Kern County Veterans Hall, , Ridge Road at Mt Vernon Ave.
  • Day of Meeting:
  • 3rd Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
  • Bulletin:
  • Pseudomorph
  • Juniors:
  • No
  • Membership:
  • 44
  • Federation:
  • Stephen Collett,   starmstr1@bak.rr.com
  • Phone/email
  • (661) 477-9325 / starmstr1@bak.rr.com
  • Facebook (only)
  • Kern County Mineral Society


    Lake County Rockhounds
  • Founded:
  • 1950
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 1224 Clearlake Oaks, CA 95473-1224
  • Meeting Place
  • Redbud Library, 14785 Burns Valley Road, Clearlake
  • Day of Meeting:
  • 1st Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.
  • Bulletin:
  • The Slate
  • Juniors:
  • Yes
  • Membership:
  • 26
  • Federation:
  • Peg Seifert
  • Phone/email
  • (707) 998-3422 / dolphinlovr@att.net

    Lake Elsinore Gem & Mineral Society
  • Founded:
  • 1989
  • Mailing Address:
  • 33040 Dowman St., Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
  • Meeting Place
  • Lakeland Village Middle School, muti-purpose room, 18730 Grand Avenue
  • Day of Meeting:
  • 4th Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (except July and August)
  • Bulletin:
  • The Rock Hammer
  • Juniors:
  • Yes
  • Membership:
  • 33
  • Federation:
  • John Frey
  • Phone/email
  • (951) 678-3106 / rocklady@dslextreme.com

    Lemoore Gem & Mineral Club
  • Founded:
  • 2006
  • Mailing Address
  • PO Box 453, Lemoore, CA 93245
  • Meeting Place
  • Veterans Hall, 411 D Street, Lemoore
  • Day of Meeting:
  • 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
  • Bulletin:
  • Juniors:
  • No
  • Membership:
  • 30
  • Federation
  • George Silva
  • Phone/email
  • Web Site:

  • Livermore Valley Lithophiles
  • Founded:
  • 1957
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 626, Livermore, CA 94551-0626
  • Meeting Place:
  • Livermore Public Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave.
  • Day of Meeting:
  • 2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
  • Bulletin:
  • Lithogram
  • Juniors:
  • Yes
  • Membership:
  • 50
  • Federation:
  • Lee Davisson
  • Phone/email
  • info@lithophiles.com
  • Web Site:
  • www.lithophiles.com

    Lodi Gem & Mineral Society
  • Founded:
  • 1949
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 572, Lodi, CA 95241-0572
  • Meeting Place
  • Quonset Hut, 320 N. Stockton Street, Lodi
  • Day of Meeting:
  • 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. (except June, July & Aug)
  • Bulletin:
  • Lodi Chips
  • Juniors:
  • Yes
  • Membership:
  • 13
  • Federation:
  • Phyllis Kyle
  • Phone/email
  • (209) 333-7247 / conmaria@lodinet.com

    Lone Pine Gem & Mineral Society
  • Founded:
  • 1997
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 977, Lone Pine, CA 93454
  • Meeting Place
  • Lo-Inyo Elementary, Room 7 Lone Pine
  • Day of Meeting:
  • 1st Monday, 7:00 p.m.
  • Bulletin:
  • The Roadrunner
  • Juniors:
  • Yes
  • Membership:
  • 59
  • Phone/email
  • (760) 876-4319
  • Web Site:
    http://lpgms.org/

    Long Beach Mineral & Gem Society
  • Founded:
  • 1937
  • Mailing Address
  • PO Box 4082, Long Beach, CA 90804
  • Meeting Place
  • Senior Citizen Center, Room 207, 1150 E. 4th St., Long Beach
  • Day of Meeting:
  • 2nd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.(except December)
  • Bulletin:
  • The Pick and Shovel
  • Juniors:
  • Yes
  • Membership:
  • 22
  • Federation:
  • Marylou Wencloff
  • Phone/email
  • (714) 719-1890 / Marylou.fc@gmail.com
  • Web Site:

    Mariposa Gem & Mineral Club
  • Founded:
  • 1990
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 753, Mariposa, CA 95338-0753
  • Meeting Place
  • California State Mining and Mineral Museum, Mariposa
  • Day of Meeting:
  • 2nd Sunday, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Bulletin:
  • Matrix
  • Juniors
  • No
  • Membership:
  • 110
  • Federation:
  • Randy Bolt  /  (209) 742-7720
  • Phone/email:
  • (559) 868-3535  /  mgmc@sti.net
  • Web Site:
  • http://mariposagemclub.org/

    Mendocino Coast Gem & Mineral Society
  • Founded:
  • 1962
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 868, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-0868
  • Meeting Place
  • Simpson Lane Clubhouse, 17300 Franklin Rd., Fort Bragg
  • Day of Meeting:
  • 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
  • Bulletin:
  • Mendo Coast Gems
  • Juniors:
  • Membership
    21
  • Federation:
  • Jerry Sommer
  • Phone/email
  • ejwebb@mcn.org

    Mineral & Gem Society of Castro Valley
  • Founded:
  • 1948
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 2145, Castro Valley, CA 94546-2145
  • Meeting Place
  • Church of Christ, 22307 Montgmery St., Hayward
  • Day of Meeting:
  • 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. (Except July and August)
  • Bulletin:
  • Petrograph
  • Juniors:
  • Yes
  • Membership:
  • 172
  • Federation:
  • Mike McBride
  • Phone/email:
  • (510) 887-9007 / info@mgscv.org
  • Web Site:
    www.mgscv.org

    Mineralogical Society of Southern California
  • Founded:
  • 1931
  • Mailing Address
  • 1855 Idlewood Rd., Glendale, CA 91202-1053
  • Meeting Place
  • Geology Department, E-Building, Room E-200, Pasadena City College, 1570 E.Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
  • Day of Meeting:
  • 2nd Friday (except Jan, Feb, and Aug) at 7:30 p.m.
  • Bulletin:
  • The Bulletin of the Mineralogical Society of Southern California bulletin@mineralsocal
  • Juniors:
  • Yes
  • Membership:
  • 89
  • Federation:
  • Jo Anna Ritchey
  • Phone/email:
    (818) 679-0315  /  treasurer@mineralsocal.org
  • Web Site:
  • www.mineralsocal.org

    Mojave Desert Gem & Mineral Society
  • Founded:
  • 1942
  • Mailing Address
  • Box 138, Barstow, CA 92312-0138
  • Meeting Place
  • 26547 W. Main St., Barstow (Lenwood)
  • Day of Meeting:
  • 1st Friday, 7:00 p.m.
  • Bulletin:
  • Desert Diggins
  • Juniors:
  • Yes
  • Membership
    89
  • Federation:
  • Danny Watts
  • Phone/email:
  • (760) 275-7014 / (email@mdgms.org)
  • Web Site
    www.mdgms.org

    Mojave Mineralogical Society
  • Founded:
  • 1940
  • Mailing Address
  • 12131 Boron Ave., Boron, CA 93596-0511
  • Meeting Place
  • Twenty Mule Team Museum, Boron
  • Day of Meeting:
  • 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
  • Bulletin:
  • Juniors:
  • Yes
  • Membership:
  • 15
  • Federation:
  • Phone/email:
  • (760) 762-6861 / david_eyre@mail.com
  • Web Site:
  • www.mdgms.net

    Monrovia Rockhounds, Inc.
  • Founded:
  • 1957
  • Mailing Address:
  • P.O. Box 553, Monrovia, CA 91017
  • Meeting Place:
  • United Methodist Church of Monrovia, 140 E. Palm Ave., Monrovia (west door downstairs)
  • Day of Meeting:
  • 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
  • Bulletin:
  • Moroks Newsletter
  • Juniors:
  • Yes
  • Membership
  • 35
  • Federation:
  • Jo Anna Ritchey
  • Phone/email:
  • (626) 359-4957 / joannaritchey@gmail.com
  • Web Site:
  • www.moroks.com

    Mother Lode Mineral Society
  • Founded:
  • 1936
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 1263, Modesto, CA 95353
  • Meeting Place
  • Empire Community Center, Empire
  • Day of Meeting:
  • 1st Sunday, 2:00 p.m. (except July & Aug)
  • Bulletin:
  • Ghost Sheet, / bray3709@gmail.com
  • Juniors:
  • Yes
  • Membership
    268
  • Federation:
  • Terry McMillin
  • Phone/email:
  • (209) 524-3494 / webmaster@motherlodemineralsociety.com
  • Web Site:
  • www.motherlodemineralsociety.com