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The Sacramento Mineral Society (SMS) is a lapidary club located in Sacramento, CA which was organized in 1936 dedicated to increasing interest and knowledge of mineralogy, lapidary arts and crafts, and a variety of jewelry arts as well as other geologic sciences.

To this end we conduct a variety of activities such as educational presentations in our monthly meetings, promoting and organizing field trips (to collect specimens, study geology, as well as learn about minerals as they occur in nature), a club house / lapidary shop run by our members. We provide the Sacramento community a resource by offeirng on-going education and practice in lapidary techniques and the related arts.

Our Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show attracts vendors from all over the western United States.

We also award geological scholarships each year to individuals from local colleges.

Members volunteer their time throughout the year for community service-related events, gem shows, and other activities.

Posted on Saturday, November 19


Don't forget!
Membership dues for 2017 are
due by January 7, 2017!

Posted on Wednesday, August 24

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Events News & Events : February 8th Educational Meeting: Branching out into Petrified Wood
Posted by Alyssa on Thursday, January 26, 2017 (12:03:29) (13 reads)

February's presentation "Branching out into Petrified Wood" will be given by one of our field trip cooridinators and stewards, Gina Malcolm.

This is a potluck as usual followed by the Monthly Challenge (anything in the shape of a heart or that has a heart shape in it! ) - the live rockhound auction and more!

This is a great night to come to the clubhouse and see what the club is like if you are thinking about joining SMS and if you like it, you can join right there! Hope to see everyone there! :)

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News & Announcements News & Events : New Location for the SMS Educational Meetings!!
Posted by Alyssa on Saturday, December 31, 2016 (19:59:28) (56 reads)

Starting in January 2017, the SMS Educational meetings that are held on the second Thursday of every month will no longer be held at the SMS clubhouse, but at a new location!

Our clubhouse is nice, but because it is in an industrial warehouse, it lacks any sort of insulation and there is no way to warm the interior in the frigid, icy cold winter evenings and no way to cool during the blazing, fiery hot summer evenings.

One of our members, Bobbie Littlefield, found a wonderful place that we can use to hold our meetings and even do classes that will cost us nothing and meet all of our needs!

So starting in January 2017, our monthly educational meetings will be held at the following location:

Sacramento County Cooperative Building
4145 Branch Center Rd.
Sacramento, CA 95827

To learn more about our educational meetings, click HERE.

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News & Announcements News & Events : Special Hours for the SMS Workshop!
Posted by Alyssa on Monday, December 12, 2016 (22:52:35) (62 reads)

The SMS workshop will be closed from Dec 24th to Jan 1st.

We will have more stewards this coming year, so please forgive this time of closure while we work on administrative things for the ending of old year and beginning of the new year.

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Events 2016 SMS Holiday Dinner!
Posted by Alyssa on Thursday, December 01, 2016 (06:31:14) (102 reads)

Please RVSP via the Facebook Event page!

NOTE: The lapidary shop WILL BE CLOSED today! See you all at the dinner! :)

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News & Announcements Nov. 19th & 24th - Shop Opens at 12pm not 11am
Posted by Alyssa on Saturday, November 19, 2016 (01:13:37) (122 reads)

Will be opening up an hour later the next two Saturdays, so be aware that we will not be open at 11am those mornings!

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