The Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Society is a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the Secretary of State of the state of California, whose mission it is to…. When you’re ready, you will probably want to read the official Mission Statement. It’s pretty interesting. In the meantime, here’s the real deal :
All members of CC M&G; have one thing in common; we love rocks: rocks, stones, agates, jasper, even granite, rhyolite, and andesite.
Some of us are gemologists, some are geologists. Many have interests in both the structure of the earth and the cleavage of a crystal. Some are very specialized in a single field. Our members include amateurs, professionals, PhD’s, rockhounds, and even scrubby rockhounds. We even have some scrubby PhD rockhounds.
The one thing we all appreciate is the beauty of the earth and the beauty of the earth’s bounty. Call it crystallography, rockhounding, geology, or earth science. In a word, we love rocks! It’s rockology…
CCM GS; members enjoy a bountiful array of educational classes in the lapidary arts, geology, and mineralogy; educational lectures, and nearly unlimited access to geologic and rockhounding field trips throughout California. Explore more of what CCM GS; provides by clicking on the menu items on the navigation bar.
And CCM GS; gives back. CCM GS; has targeted programs for young rockhounders and provides speakers to local schools at every grade level. Educators and students, check the Kid’s Corner.
We meet the second Monday of each month at 7:30 pm in east Concord. Our meetings highlight renown speakers, expert in the fields of the earth sciences. And, our monthly programs are considered by many to be the premier earth science lectures in the bay area.
Joining CCM GS; is affordable and fun. If you like rocks, you’ll love M&MS;