President’s Welcome

Welcome To Our Club

We at the Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Society are eagerly looking forward to an exciting year for our members and guests! Our monthly meetings feature extraordinary programs. In the past year, we’ve enjoyed lively, educational programs that included everything from opal hunters who search throughout the world for remarkable gems in their natural state to a geologist-led pictorial exploration of the geothermal and environmental landscape of the Lassen Volcanic National Park to everything you ever wanted to know about Jade and how it varies around the world.

CCM&GS; members enjoy field trips to areas where they can collect a wide range of minerals and gems. Our classes this last year taught members everything from mineral identification, to hands-on cabochon making, to field trip etiquette, and even a class on using basic carving tools. Many of our members love to bead and we have introductory through expert level courses during the year.

Our major event for the year is our Show held at Centre Concord. We have vendors who offer mineral and gem specimens, jewelry, and tools. It’s a great place to ask a geologist just what the heck that pretty rock you have is and study the beautiful and educational cases prepared by members. The terrific mix of experts and vendors makes this the must-see show for people throughout the region.

Whether you are already a member or a someone who is curious about the rocks, minerals and gems of our world, I hope to see you at a meeting soon! Visitors are always welcome at no charge and may even win the monthly door prize selected just for them! Membership is only $10 per year.

If you have any questions, please email me.

Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Society