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The Sacramento Mineral Society (SMS) was organized in 1936 to promote the study of mineralogy, lapidary arts and crafts as well as other geologic sciences.

To this end we conduct a variety of activities such as educational presentations in our monthly meetings, field trips, a club house / lapidary shop run by our members.

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.



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Events News & Events : June 9th Educational Meeting: Show & Tell and Rock Identification
Posted by Alyssa on Thursday, June 09, 2016 (20:25:41) (21 reads)

This month members will be bringing in a special rock from their collection to show us all and then tell us a little about it! Then Mike Honodel has offered to help members identify rocks that they might not know what they are, so if you have a rock you have questions about, tonight is a good night to bring it in!

This is a potluck as usual followed by the Monthly Challenge (any cabochon that you made that has purple 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 : NOTICE: SMS Shop Closed Sunday May 22
Posted by Alyssa on Sunday, May 22, 2016 (07:57:15) (64 reads)

The SMS Shop will be closed on Sunday May 22nd due to no stewards available to be there to open.

We will open again on Tuesday from 6pm-9pm.


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Events News & Events : May 12th Educational Meeting: Stories in Stones DVD
Posted by Alyssa on Thursday, May 12, 2016 (01:44:57) (67 reads)

May's presentation will be a DVD - "Stories in Stones: Earth in a nutshell."

This is a potluck as usual followed by the Monthly Challenge (anything you made with a rock that looks like a flower) - 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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Events News & Events : SMS Work Weekend: April 23 & 24 - Sorting Rocks
Posted by Alyssa on Monday, April 04, 2016 (03:07:03) (110 reads)

SMS members: a Work Weekend has been scheduled for April 23 & 24 from 9am to 1pm to get the rock pile sorted for inventory. We can use all the help that we can get, so please do come out and help us! Or perhaps you can help clean the shop!

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Lapidary Shop CLOSED Apr. 3rd (Sun)
Posted by Alyssa on Sunday, April 03, 2016 (02:55:30) (105 reads)

We are having a work day so members if you can help us come on down and help us sort rock!

5 gallon buckets and pots and milk crates needed, so bring them if you can!

We will just be doing basic sorting of the rocks into piles so we can have an easier time to do inventory so that we can document it and be able to sell it.

Please be at the shop 12pm and it will run until 5pm.


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