Resources

Resources

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Clubs, Associations, Societies

USA – National 

American Opal Society
An international organization of professional mineralogists, gemologists, amateur collectors, and others who study, collect, and cut precious opal. http://www.opalsociety.org

Mineralogical Society of America Mineralogy
Society for the advancement of mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, and petrology, and promotion of their uses in other sciences, industry, and the arts. http://www.minsocam.org

USA – STATE

Arizona

Sedona Gem & Mineral Club
Member of Rocky Mountain and American Federation of Mineralogical Societies http://www.sedonagemandmineral.org

Sunsites Gem and Mineral Club
Cochise County, Az – Arizona’s Oldest Rock Club http://www.cochisecountyrock.org

 

California

Orcutt Mineral Society, Inc.
Purpose: The collection and lapidary treatment of minerals and to stimulate interest in rocks and minerals. To gain knowledge of the methods and procedures for collecting, identification, classification, cut. http://www.omsinc.org

San Francisco Gem and Mineral Society
The San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and enjoyment of it’s members and the community at large with respect to rocks, minerals, gemstones, lapidary arts and all things related. http://sfgms.org

Sierra Pelona Rock Club
The Sierra Pelona Rock Club was formed in 1958, for the enjoyment of rockhounds in our area. The objectives of the Club are: to sponsor activities and promote interest and education in mineralogy, lapidary, geology, paleontology, and related subjects. www.sierrapelona.com

Colorado

Colorado Prospector
Where the small scale gold miner finds access to public land, open to gold prospecting in and around Colorado’s gold belt. http://www.coloradoprospector.com

Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club  
We provide opportunities for members to study earth sciences and the lapidary arts. We have workshops, speaker programs, field trips and host the Gem & Mineral Show at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. http://www.durangorocks.org

The Colorado Mineral Society
Colorado Mineral Society, founded 1936. Welcome: http://www.coloradomineralsociety.org

The Denver Gem and Mineral Guild (DGMG)
The Denver Gem and Mineral Guild is a club for rockhounds, collectors, fasceters, and lapidary enthuisaists. http://home.comcast.net/~DenverGem

Georgia

The Georgia Mineral Society, Inc
Georgia’s Oldest Gem and Mineral Society – Founded in 1935. http://www.gamineral.org

Nevada

GOLD SEARCHERS OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
The Gold Searchers of Southern Nevada is a non-profit organization based in the Henderson, Nevada area. Our club conducts monthly meetings as well as monthly outings as weather permits. http://www.goldsearcher.com

Oklahoma

Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society
P.O. Box 2292, Tulsa, OK 74101 Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society Serving Tulsa since 1958 http://www.ttownrockhound.org

Oregon

Willamette Agate and Mineral Society, Inc
Willamette Agate and Mineral Society, Inc. in Salem, Oregon – organized to stimulate interest in the study and collection of agates, minerals, gems and fossils, and support lapidary work, education, scientific study of natural earth sciences. http://www.wamsi.net/

Pennsylvania

Central Pennsylvania Rock and Mineral Club, Inc.
Established 1958 Thank you to all who attended our annual show!! Come join our club. Welcome. http://www.rockandmineral.org

Tuscarora Lapidary Society
The Tuscarora Lapidary Society is a non-profit educational corporation, and Pennsylvania Purely Public Charity, organized to encourage and teach the science and art of lapidary (the cutting and polishing of gemstones), as well as the arts and sciences associated with lapidary interests. http://www.lapidary.org

Texas

Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society
We are a non-profit rock-hound club In Abilene Texas.We enjoy all aspects of the lapidary hobby. http://rockclub.txol.net/

Virginia

Gem & Mineral Hunters of Virginia
Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of each month. You can find information about our club on our website. http://www.gmhonline.org

Northern Virginia Relic Hunters Association 
The oldest organized relic hunting club. Member of the HistoryChannel.com Network. http://www.nvrha.com

Wyoming

Wyoming Prospectors Association
Joining the WPA is a great way to learn about gold mining and prospecting. Whether you are a veteran (sourdough), or new to gold mining (tinhorn) our club has something for everyone. We have outings and participate in conventions and shows to further promote our club and prospecting and small mining as a whole. Our club is a great place to learn the basics. We also have access to claims which even veteran prospectors would appreciate. So whether you are a tinhorn or a sourdough we welcome you with open arms. http://www.wpagold.com

CANADA

Canadian Gemmological Association
Welcome to the Canadian Gemmological Association, a Canada-wide professional organization setting the standards for excellence in the practice of gemmology. http://www.canadiangemmological.com/

The Central Canadian Federation of Mineralogical Societies (CCFMS)
CCFMS is an umbrella organization for mineral and lapidary clubs in Ontario and Quebec and rockhounding hobbyists. http://www.ccfms.ca

Gem and Mineral Federation of Canada
Gem & Mineral Federation of Canada La federation Canadienne des gemmes et des Welcome to our website! We hope that your visit will inform you about who we are, what we are about. http://www.gmfc.ca

INTERNATIONAL

International Gem Society
On line Gemology Course, learn how to grade and identify gemstones, diamonds and colored stones. Get hands on experience using real gems. http://www.gemsociety.org