Searching for opal at
Opal Mountain, CA
|Our well-equipped workshop enables members to take advantage of
classes and equipment to create items that reflect their creativity.
|Pasadena Lapidary Society
|Renown expert Walt Wright educates
members with his hands-on display
and presentation of Petrified Wood
and fossilized plants.
|Our Next Meeting:
|6:45 PM - 8:30 PM - Doors Open at 6PM
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
|Above: A seam of opal will
yield material for jewelry.
Members wind their way up
a remote desert valley.
|Our Society is a member of
the California Federation of
and the American Federation
of Mineralogical Societies
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emblems shown above for
The Pasadena Lapidary Society serves to educate its members
and the community in mineralogy, earth sciences, and training in
the lapidary and jewelry arts – while promoting a policy of sound
mineral resource stewardship based on environmental awareness
and ethical behavior. The Society fulfills its mission year-round
which may include field trips, lapidary workshops, outreach
presentations, public mineral displays, an annual show, and our
monthly informational meetings which are open to the public.
|Marble from Carrara was used by the Romans and the sculptor
Michelangelo. At this month's program meeting Linda and
Mark Nelson will share what they learned at their visit to the
marble mines of Carrara, Italy. We will learn how marble is
mined and the stages it goes through to get to our homes.
Some of the presentation will have subtitles for the hearing
|.Become a member of the Pasadena Lapidaray Society today !
Monthly Workshops and Classes
Monthly Field Trips to Interesting Collecting Sites
Monthly Newsletter - "Rockhound Ramblings" - Full of club news,
pictures, tips and information that you can use! Read back issues of
Rockhound Ramblings here.
A monthly Program Meeting with great speakers, presentations and a
Door Prize Raffle.
Monthly activities and adventures. Check this year's calendar, maps
and photos on our Calendar Page.
Learning new skills, such as in our Beading Group.
Free admission and display case at our Annual Show: March 14-15, 2015
|Membership: Like what you see? Would you and your family enjoy
earth sciences with the Pasadena Lapidary Society? Click HERE,
complete the membership application and bring it to the next meeting!
|If you have questions about the club, call our Membership Chairman
at (909) 592-1322 or visit the Contacts page, where you can get
additional information about the Pasadena Lapidary Society, the
earth sciences relating to gem, rock and mineral collecting.
|President Marcia Goetz
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We have an active program that includes our youth that
join and are supervised by a responsible adult. Our
Junior members regularly participate in field trips, work
shops and display at our annual show.
|At the 2014 California Federation Show in Pomona our members won top
awards for their competitive displays and original written articles. The
Pasadena Lapidary Society was awarded the Sweepstakes Award for
having the most blue-ribbon awards for any single club!
Left to right: Danielle Sanchez, Tanner SooHoo, Paolo Sanchez, Linda
Nelson, Jennifer Nishimura and Mark Nelson.
|What an experience at one of California's last ghost towns! Photos of
our field trip to Cerro Gordo can be found on the Calendar page.
|When we are not having fun doing lapidary activities we are having fun
doing something else! Photos of our 2nd Annual Society Picnic can be
found on the Calendar page.
|The Pasadena Lapidary Society is a registered non-profit
educational society. We meet each month, except December,
at 6:45pm on the 3rd Tuesday in the Donald Wright Auditorium
of the Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street,
Pasadena, California. Doors open at 6:00 pm. In December
we meet for a holiday party, awards and installation dinner.
Watch for details in the club's newsletter!
|Enjoy Our Interesting Programs and Speakers at the Monthly
Program Meeting. Visitors are always welcome at our
meetings! Bring a friend, colleague or family member --
ANYONE who shares a passion for gems, minerals or fossils!
The Pasadena Lapidary Society
Earth Science Education Since 1946