|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 17th, 2016
|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
|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.
|.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!
|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
|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.
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
|ROCK OF THE MONTH
|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
|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
|Walt Lombardo on Meteorites
|This year the
Pasadena Lapidary Society
was named the #1 BEST lapidary club
in North America !
|This site was last
|Walt Lombardo’s got 100-million-year-old teeth from a
Spinosaurus dinosaur, meteorite chunks from the Canyon
Diablo crater in Arizona and fulgurite pieces formed when
lightning struck the Sahara Desert in Egypt.
Originally from Connecticut, Lombardo is a geologist who
worked for 35 years in the mining industry in Nevada. He
explored gold, uranium, gallium and germanium mines for
companies. For a period, he also worked at the Nevada Bureau
of Mines and Geology run by the University of Nevada.
This month Walt will explain how meteorites survive the trip
through our atmosphere and the various types that are to be
|Jared Nishimura, our 2016 Junior Rockhound Of The
Year, will present a short view into one of his favorite
rocks and minerals!
To be scheduled to present a talk at the meeting please
contact Mona Ross.
Her contact information is in the bulletin.