Our well-equipped workshop enables members to take advantage of
classes and equipment to create items that reflect their creativity.
Pasadena Lapidary Society
Pasadena Lapidary Society
Pasadena Lapidary Society
Pasadena Lapidary Society
Pasadena Lapidary Society
Pasadena Lapidary Society
Pasadena Lapidary Society
Pasadena Lapidary Society
Pasadena, California
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
September 15, 2015
Our Society is a member of
the California Federation of
Mineralogical Societies

and the American Federation
of Mineralogical Societies

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emblems shown above for
more information!
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.
.Become a member of the Pasadena Lapidaray Society today !
Members Enjoy:
Monthly Workshops and Classes
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
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 9-10, 2016
Membership: Like what you see?  Would you and your family enjoy
earth sciences with the Pasadena Lapidary Society?  Click
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

Contact our
Our Youth:
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.
Come early at 6pm and enjoy coffee and refreshments by Trudy Krose’s
refreshments committee

Bring rocks and   minerals for identification! The display table is for
members to show items they have collected at recent field trips or in their
At the 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.
Field Trip to Cerro Gordo. What an experience at one of California's last
ghost towns!  The Society regularly seeks out areas of historic interest.
When we are not having fun doing lapidary activities we are having fun
doing something else!   Each year we have a family picnic in a local
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
— To be scheduled to tell the members about one of your favorite
minerals please call or email Martha Wilson or the Society at
Rock Of The Month Talk
Field Trip:
Dottie Jacobs finds a large
chalcedony rose on the road
to the Thulite collecting area.
Field Trip:
A horned toad among
the jasper at Lavic
Field Trip:
colorful start to our
field trip
at Lavic Siding
Field Trip:
Jennifer Jang's Lavic
jasper was covered with
tiny crystals.
Can you find the Rare
Earth minerals that were
the topic of the August
monthly bulletin?
As an introduction to
Tom Traeger's Program,
Linda Nelson will give us
a fun introduction to the
Tom Traeger is a La Cañada High School
geology and earth-science teacher and member
of the Pasadena Lapidary Society.  He often gets
asked by his students why he doesn’t move next
door to work at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. What
the teens don’t realize is that they are the answer
to that question. “I say, ‘I do what I do because I
usually get a few of the students I work with each
year that go on to work in the field of studies I
teach them,’” said Traeger, who has taught at
LCHS for 15 years.

At our September meeting, Tom will show us how
easy it can be to identify minerals by observing a
few characteristics that set them into clear
  • His classes are quite difficult
    and his exams are hard.
  • You got to study a lot to do well
  • One of the few teachers who
    you can tell is truly passionate
    about his subjects.
  • This guy got me through all my
    science classes.
  • He makes learning fun.
  • I didn't like science at all until I
    had him.
  • He actually makes you want to
    learn more about geology.
Mr. Traeger’s students have these comments:
  • I took both earth science and
    Geology and because of him,
    I'm still doing well in higher
    level science classes.
  • Has very good labs and
    demonstrations that make it
    easy to understand the
  • The subject is easy because
    he teaches it in a fun way and
    he also knows so much about