Long Beach Mineral and Gem Society

Long Beach Mineral and Gem Society

1150 E 4th St, Rm 207
Long Beach
, CA 90802

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The LBGMS has been a nonprofit 501(c)7 educational society since 1937, encouraging the study of mineralogy, the collecting of specimens and the cutting and polishing of rock and gem material known as lapidary.

Our group is filled with many enthusiastic members involved with many skills from geology to lapidary. We are part of this group because we want to seek and share our knowledge and experience with new gem and mineral enthusiast and interested members of the community.

We publish a monthly newsletter called The Pick and Shovel and we host monthly meetings filled with guest speakers and discussion about rocks, minerals, geology, fossils and lapidary. As a group, we can make presentations to local schools on a variety of topics relating to the various fields of interests.

Throughout the year, the LBGMS conducts fieldtrips that range from rock hounding to geological and paleontological interests.

We host a lapidary workshop that is available to members and guests where they can cut and polish rocks and minerals. 16 and up, under 16 permitted with adult supervision. This is heavy equipment, so you need to make sure that your youth is responsible....

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