Field Trip:
Searching for opal at
Opal Mountain, CA
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
as Walt Wright's presentation on
Petrified Wood and fossilized plants.
Our Next Meeting:
6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Above: A seam of opal will
yield material for jewelry.

Members wind their way up
a remote desert valley.
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.
Plate tectonics are not just something for a high school
geology class.  From passive rock collecting to the massive
earthquakes that struck Napa last month, these plates are a
significant  part of our daily lives.  This month we will view a
spectacular video “Ring Of Fire” - one of the most amazing
sights on Earth - showing how the Earth was made and how a
ring of active volcanoes almost 25,000 miles long affects us
today!  Bring your family and friends.  Guests are welcome.
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.
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

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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.
"Ring Of Fire"
At the 2014 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.
Serpentine to be the  
topic of this month's
Rock Of The Month
Talk !
The ancient Romans saw the mottled green, black and
yellow color and scaly appearance of this rock and gave it
the name serpentinus, meaning "serpent rock," Today we
know it as Serpentine, the California State Rock.  At this
month’s Rock Of The Month talk Mark and Linda Nelson will
tell more about this stone and show samples they collected
last month.
What an experience at one of California's last ghost towns.   Photos of
our field trip to Cerro Gordo can be found on the Calendar page.
When we are not having fun doing lapidary activities we are having fun
doing something else!   Photos of our 2nd Annual Society Picnic can be
found on the Calendar page.
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.  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