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
Tuesday,
May 17th, 2016
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Our Society is a member of
the California Federation of
Mineralogical Societies
(CFMS)








and the American Federation
of Mineralogical Societies
(AFMS).






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more information!
OUR MISSION - Since 1946:
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.
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.Become a member of the Pasadena Lapidaray Society today !
Members Enjoy:
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!
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!
Prospective members are required to attend three (3) Society events,
including and a tour of the workshop, prior to being accepted as a
member.
If you have questions about the club, call our Membership Chairman
at (909) 996-1784 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.   
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Society President
Ellen Ferrell












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Our Youth:
Our youth are the future of our Society! We have an
active program that includes our youth in all of our
activities during which they are trained supervised by a
responsible adult.  Our Junior members regularly
participate in field trips, work shops, displays at our
annual show and presentations at meetings and
community events!.
ROCK OF THE MONTH
PRESENTATION
Above:  At the statewide 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 S, Tanner S, Paolo S, Linda Nelson, Jennifer N 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
park.
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!
Welcome!
The Pasadena Lapidary Society
Earth Science Education Since 1946
— To be scheduled for a presentation at an upcoming
Program Meeting, please email the Society at
pasadenalapidary@aol.com.
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
Siding
Field Trip:
A colorful start to our
field trip at Lavic Siding
Field Trip:
Jennifer Jang's Lavic
jasper was covered with
tiny crystals.
Walt Wright on Petrified Wood !
70th Anniversary 1946-2016 !
This year the
Pasadena Lapidary Society
was named the #1 BEST lapidary club in North
America !
This site was last
updated on:
4/13/16
What to you think of when you hear of Petrified Wood?  How large are
the fragments?  What color is it?  How was it made?


Walt Wright is one of the world's foremost experts in petrified wood,
and he will be our guest speaker at
this month’s Program Meeting!

Walt's collection of rare and unusual wood specimens is valued at
nearly $10 million and he will have select pieces of this collection to
show us at the Program Meeting!  
Alyson, one of our group of active  
Junior
Members, will talk about those
unusual specimens known as
ThunderEggs! She will have
information about the upcoming AFMS
field trip to collect thundereggs
!
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