|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, October 20, 2015
|Our Society is a member of
the California Federation of
and the American Federation
of Mineralogical Societies
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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 !
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 9-10, 2016
|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
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.
| ROCK OF THE MONTH
Lisa Griffy, one of our Beading Group instructors, will talk
about her favorite subject - Beading!
|Above: 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
|Rock Of The Month Talk
Dottie Jacobs finds a large
chalcedony rose on the road
to the Thulite collecting area.
A horned toad among
the jasper at Lavic
A colorful start to our
field trip at Lavic Siding
Jennifer Jang's Lavic
jasper was covered with
|Lapis and Rubies in California! Over the past one hundred years, the
Cascade Canyon lapis-lazuli and corundum deposits in the San Gabriel
Mountains in California have become well known and almost legendary,
yet not many collectors have been able to find the mineral deposits. Our
speaker this month is Patrick Keegan is a well-known prospector for
Lapis Lazuli in Cascade Canyon. He will introduce us to the wonderful
minerals to be found in San Antonio and Cascade Canyons, including
corundum, serpentine, graphite, black marble, epidote, rhodenite,
scheelite, actinolite, and flourite. Cascade Canyon Lapis comes in
many beautiful varieties, and some are said to be among the finest in
the world. The “Cascade Canyon Rubies” (corundum), can literally
blaze under UV light. Patrick will bring and show many examples of the
stones he has mined or picked up on his exploration of Cascade
Canyon and nearby areas.
Patrick Keegan is the co-founder of Lapis Minor, a silver/lapis company,
based in California and the organizer of the Lapis Lazuli festival near
Mt. Baldy. Some lapis lazuli materials will be available for purchase.
You can watch Patrick on a trek up Cascade canyon as he hunts for
Come early at 6pm and meet the friendly club members, bring your
mystery mineral for identification and enjoy coffee and light
refreshments Trudy Krose and the refreshments committee! Free
admission. Free street parking after 6pm. 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 travels.
|Minerals of the San Gabriel Mountains