Members of the club and invited guests have access to our well outfitted rock shop.
Organized May 1949
Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Live Oak Grange Hall, 1900 17th Avenue in Santa Cruz (Live Oak).
The general meetings involve a short board meeting including public announcements and open discussions. An organized educational presentation is given after a short social break and raffle. Junior participation is encouraged and guests are always welcome.
Applications for membership may be made at the meeting. Dues are $25 for individuals, $35 for families at the same address. Dues are due October 1st of each year.
Our monthly newsletter, “The Lapidarian”, includes announcements of field trips and other club related events, shows to see, interesting and informative articles on geology, lapidary and other aspects of our hobby, upcoming presentations, committee reports and more fun than you can shake a petrified wood stick at.
In addition to our annual show, field trips, and rock shop (follow the links at the top of the page) there is available for member checkout, a variety of literature featuring Geology, Paleontology, Jewelry fabrication, Gem Encyclopedia and more.
Safety, Tools of the Trade, Cutting Techniques and Other good info on Lapidary.
The best part of being a Rockhound? Well thats when your getting dirty looking for Rocks. Check out our list of field trips and for those just looking for stones check out these other semi-local shows.