Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society

Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society The museum is located at 123 W. Alvarado Street, Fallbrook, California 92028 (760) 723-1130. Our museum is CLOSED until further notice.
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We are so excited!  The Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society has been offered a free booth in the new virtual Tucson show.  S...
12/13/2020

We are so excited! The Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society has been offered a free booth in the new virtual Tucson show. Since none of us can actually go to Tucson because of the pandemic, this will be a way to participate with the rest of the mineral community. Here's the notice about the show:

"After months of preparation, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new virtual platform: TheRock.show. A new virtual gem show experience, TheRock.show encompasses all aspects of the gem, mineral, and fossil community to create a nicely organized, easily searchable marketplace that you can explore from the comfort and safety of your own home. Hop from tent to tent as you chat with vendors, peruse inventory, and watch live sales. With the TheFineMineral.show, TheFossil.show, TheGem.show, TheMeteorite.show and more, this online event will encompass all aspects of the natural sciences!

Pre-registration is open for vendors and customers; just go to TheRock.show. Registration is quick and easy, allowing you to log in using your Facebook or Google accounts. Vendors will be sent an information packet and no commitment is required."

WINNERSOf The Precious Treasures Raffle1. Pyrite & Sphalerite on Quartz - Lori Lyons2. Pink Tourmaline & Gold Pendant - ...
12/11/2020

WINNERS
Of The Precious Treasures Raffle

1. Pyrite & Sphalerite on Quartz - Lori Lyons
2. Pink Tourmaline & Gold Pendant - Mary Fong Walker
3. Autographed Gem & Crystal Treasures by Peter Bancroft - Jessica Robertson
4. Turquoise Sterling Silver Pendant - Michael MacLachlan-Brown
5. Dendritic Gold Specimen - Troy Schmidt
6. Jadite & Pearl Jewelry Set - Lis Ratnavira
7. Jadite in 14k Gold Pendant - Pen Katz
8. Aquamarine Carved & Faceted Gem - Valerie A Vetter Tate
9. Petrified Wood - Lynn Moore

A HUGE thank you to all of our donors and to everyone who bought tickets for this raffle. You are ALL winners for supporting our non-profit. Thank you!

I will be contacting all of our winners tomorrow to see how they want to receive their treasures.

We hope you join us for tonight's meeting! We have an incredible speaker and we will be drawing our raffle. Email us at ...
12/10/2020

We hope you join us for tonight's meeting! We have an incredible speaker and we will be drawing our raffle. Email us at [email protected] to get a zoom invite code.

For only $5 a ticket or 5 tickets for $20, you could win one of these fantastic prizes. Buy tickets online: https://bit....
12/09/2020

For only $5 a ticket or 5 tickets for $20, you could win one of these fantastic prizes. Buy tickets online: https://bit.ly/2IrLfGy

Ticket sales go until noon PST on December 10th. We will pull the winning tickets at our December 10th membership meeting.

Time is running out to buy tickets for the precious treasures raffle! For only $5 a ticket or 5 tickets for $20, you cou...
12/08/2020

Time is running out to buy tickets for the precious treasures raffle! For only $5 a ticket or 5 tickets for $20, you could win one of these fantastic prizes. Buy tickets online: https://bit.ly/2IrLfGy

Ticket sales go until noon PST on December 10th. We will pull the winning tickets at our December 10th membership meeting.

Everyone is welcome to our December 10th Membership meeting at 7pm! Email us at info@fgms.org to get the zoom code. We w...
12/07/2020

Everyone is welcome to our December 10th Membership meeting at 7pm! Email us at [email protected] to get the zoom code.

We will be announcing the raffle winners at this meeting! All winners will be posted publicly here on Facebook and individually contacted on December 11th. All winnings will be shipped free or available for local pickup at the museum. All tickets must be bought by noon on December 10th. Buy tickets here: https://bit.ly/2IrLfGy

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you at the meeting!

We need your help! We are a non-profit organization that runs on volunteers and your donations. We have been financially...
11/28/2020

We need your help! We are a non-profit organization that runs on volunteers and your donations. We have been financially burdened this year as we had to cancel our biggest fundraiser of the year: our booth at the San Diego County Fair. All funds raised by this raffle go to keeping our museum running, even if we can't open our doors just yet.

Buy Tickets Online: https://bit.ly/2IrLfGy
Thank you for your continued support.

Meg Berry's stunning Cat's Eye Tourmaline from the Himalaya Mine in 14kGF. This beautiful 35.85ct cabochon was carved an...
11/27/2020

Meg Berry's stunning Cat's Eye Tourmaline from the Himalaya Mine in 14kGF. This beautiful 35.85ct cabochon was carved and graciously donated by our very talented lapidary instructor: Meg Berry.

You could win this pendant for only five dollars a ticket! Buy tickets here: https://bit.ly/2IrLfGy

All winnings will be shipped for free!
Buy Tickets Here: https://bit.ly/2IrLfGy

This beautiful display piece is petrified wood from Nevada. 13" x 5.2" x 2.5". Donated by Richard Lung.You could win thi...
11/26/2020

This beautiful display piece is petrified wood from Nevada. 13" x 5.2" x 2.5". Donated by Richard Lung.
You could win this one of a kind treasure for only $5 a ticket! All funds from the raffle goes directly towards the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society.
All winnings will be shipped for free!
Buy Tickets Here: https://bit.ly/2IrLfGy

This spatacular 3.78ct Tanzania aquamarine was carved, faceted, and donated by the talented Meg Berry. This gem is 12.2m...
11/25/2020

This spatacular 3.78ct Tanzania aquamarine was carved, faceted, and donated by the talented Meg Berry. This gem is 12.2mm x 9.3mm.

This gemstone can be yours for only $5 a ticket! All funds from the raffle goes directly towards the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society.

Buy Tickets Here: https://bit.ly/2IrLfGy

This stunning cinnamon jadeite statement pendant is 4.5" by 2.25"!  Set in 24k Gold and donated by the Estate of Miriam ...
11/24/2020

This stunning cinnamon jadeite statement pendant is 4.5" by 2.25"! Set in 24k Gold and donated by the Estate of Miriam Roston.

You could win this one of a kind pendant for only $5 a ticket! All funds from the raffle goes directly towards the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society.

Buy Tickets Here: https://bit.ly/2IrLfGy

Jadeite and pearl jewelry set made and donated by Meline Giannini. This set has sterling silver findings and the necklac...
11/23/2020

Jadeite and pearl jewelry set made and donated by Meline Giannini. This set has sterling silver findings and the necklace length is 18".

You could win this lovely jewelry set for only $5 a ticket! All funds from the raffle goes directly towards the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society.

Buy Tickets Here: https://bit.ly/2IrLfGy

Dendritic Gold Specimen from the Ten Mile District, Nevada. Donated by Richard Lung. You could win this stunning piece o...
11/22/2020

Dendritic Gold Specimen from the Ten Mile District, Nevada. Donated by Richard Lung.

You could win this stunning piece of gold for only $5 a ticket! All funds from the raffle goes directly towards the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society where our mission is to promote the study of the earth sciences.

Buy Tickets Here: https://bit.ly/2IrLfGy

Handmade Turquoise Sterling Silver Pendant on a 20" sterling silver chain. The turquoise is from Royston, Nevada. You co...
11/21/2020

Handmade Turquoise Sterling Silver Pendant on a 20" sterling silver chain. The turquoise is from Royston, Nevada.

You could win this beautiful necklace for only $5 a ticket! All funds from the raffle goes directly towards the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society where our mission is to promote the study of the earth sciences.
Buy Tickets Here: https://bit.ly/2IrLfGy

Autographed Gem & Crystal Treasures by Peter Bancroft.You could win this amazing book for only $5 a ticket! All funds fr...
11/20/2020

Autographed Gem & Crystal Treasures by Peter Bancroft.

You could win this amazing book for only $5 a ticket! All funds from the raffle goes directly towards the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society where our mission is to promote the study of the earth sciences.

Buy Tickets Here: https://bit.ly/2IrLfGy

Pyrite & Sphalerite on Quartz with Lepidocrocite from Huaron Pesco Department, Peru. 5" x 2.5" x 3.5".You could win this...
11/19/2020

Pyrite & Sphalerite on Quartz with Lepidocrocite from Huaron Pesco Department, Peru. 5" x 2.5" x 3.5".

You could win this lovely mineral for only $5 a ticket! All funds from the raffle goes directly towards the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society where our mission is to promote the study of the earth sciences.

Buy Tickets Here: https://bit.ly/2IrLfGy

11/16/2020

Here is a video Michelle Shearer over at Wire Moon Jewelry made of her wrapping up Meg Berry's stunning Cat's Eye Tourmaline from the Himalaya Mine in 14kGF. This beautiful 35.85ct cabochon was carved and graciously donated by our very talented lapidary instructor: Meg Berry.

You could win this pendant for only five dollars a ticket! Buy tickets here: https://bit.ly/2IrLfGy

We are excited to give everyone a live tour of our little museum tomorrow at 4pm PST over at the Covid Home Gem Show Fac...
11/15/2020

We are excited to give everyone a live tour of our little museum tomorrow at 4pm PST over at the Covid Home Gem Show Facebook Group!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3624778587595231

We will record the video and share it here after, so don't fret if you can't see it live!

Our Precious Treasures Raffle started at our Fall Festival of Gems in October and features 9 fabulous prizes worth thous...
11/13/2020

Our Precious Treasures Raffle started at our Fall Festival of Gems in October and features 9 fabulous prizes worth thousands of dollars!

We need your help! We are a non-profit organization that runs on volunteers and your donations. We have been financially burdened this year as we had to cancel our biggest fundraiser of the year: our booth at the San Diego County Fair. All funds raised by this raffle go to keeping our museum running, even if we can't open our doors just yet.

Buy Tickets Online: https://bit.ly/2IrLfGy

Thank you for your continued support.

11/11/2020

Our Museum will be open Friday, November 13th but then will be closed after for at least 3 weeks due to county guidelines. Thank you all for understanding!

We hope to see you all tomorrow at our virtual meeting! Everyone is invited, email info@fgms.org for the code and we wil...
11/11/2020

We hope to see you all tomorrow at our virtual meeting! Everyone is invited, email [email protected] for the code and we will send it to everyone tomorrow afternoon.

We haven't seen each other in such a long time, so there will be asocial hour starting at 6 pm, and then the meeting wil...
11/09/2020

We haven't seen each other in such a long time, so there will be a
social hour starting at 6 pm, and then the meeting will start at 7 pm. Contact [email protected] to be invited to the meeting.

Edit: Our Museum will be open Friday, November 13th but then will be closed after for at least 3 weeks due to county gui...
11/05/2020

Edit: Our Museum will be open Friday, November 13th but then will be closed after for at least 3 weeks due to county guidelines. Thank you all for understanding!

The gift shop  committee is working hard to get the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Museum all ready for our reopening! We wil...
11/04/2020

The gift shop committee is working hard to get the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Museum all ready for our reopening! We will be open on Fridays and Saturdays 11am - 3pm. Please wear a mask.

Expect to see some new goodies in the gift shop!

An absolutely beautiful collection of photos from yesterday's Fall Festival of Gems.
10/12/2020
Fallbrook | Gem Show 2020

An absolutely beautiful collection of photos from yesterday's Fall Festival of Gems.

Louie the Lens

10/10/2020
Wire Moon Jewelry

One of our vendors, Wire Moon Jewelry, has donated this pumpkin pendant for tomorrow's raffle! This pendant and 4 other prizes will be awarded at 4pm tomorrow. Raffle tickets are only $3 each and are on sale from 9am - 4pm during tomorrow's Fall Festival of Gems.

Tomorrow is the big day! I've donated this sweet pumpkin to the drawing tomorrow at the Fall Festival of Gems in Fallbrook CA. 🎃 You could win this pendant for only $3! Worth a shot, right?! All funds go to the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society, a non-profit with a mission to promote the study of Earth Sciences. 🌎

Check out the official event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/3334418179973482/

I will have a booth at this adorable event tomorrow. Booths will be spaced out by at least 10ft to allow for social distancing. Everyone is asked to wear a mask at all times. It should be a safe and fun swat meet! Hope to see you then!

Our vendors, including the geode family, are getting ready for tomorrow's Fall Festival of Gems! Get ready to see tons o...
10/10/2020

Our vendors, including the geode family, are getting ready for tomorrow's Fall Festival of Gems! Get ready to see tons of treasure tomorrow!

A closer look at the raffle for the Fall Festival of Gems!
10/09/2020

A closer look at the raffle for the Fall Festival of Gems!

Five beautiful treasures are ready to be won at next week's Fall Festival of Gems! The only way to buy tickets & to win ...
10/04/2020

Five beautiful treasures are ready to be won at next week's Fall Festival of Gems!

The only way to buy tickets & to win is by being there.

Make sure to sign up at our official event to get more updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/3334418179973482/

See you there!

The Fall Festival of Gems is a week away! Make sure to share this post and to mark your calendars! Check out the officia...
10/04/2020

The Fall Festival of Gems is a week away! Make sure to share this post and to mark your calendars!

Check out the official event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/3334418179973482/

Everyone is invited to our free annual event. Please wear a mask and get ready to play with some gems!

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123 W. Alvarado Street
Fallbrook, CA
92028

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Please join South Orange County Gem and Mineral Society for tonight's Virtual General Meeting with guest speaker Walt Lombardo of the Nevada Mineral & Book Company ALL ARE WELCOME - FREE TO ATTEND! The South Orange County Gem and Mineral Society General Meetings via Zoom are a great was to share your love of gems and minerals with friends and family far and near!!! . Join us this month for 'Rare and Unusual Gemstone of California' with our special guest speaker, Nevada Mineral & Book Company owner Walter S. Lombardo . Meeting are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ... ___________________________________________________________ SOCGEMS is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: SOCGEMS General Meeting June 2020 Time: Jun 17, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86528718119… Meeting ID: 865 2871 8119 Password: 729900 One tap mobile +16699009128,,86528718119#,,1#,729900# US (San Jose) +13462487799,,86528718119#,,1#,729900# US (Houston) Dial by your location +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) Meeting ID: 865 2871 8119 Password: 729900 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcfkZ93H40
FRIENDS NEAR AND FAR - tonight will be first South Orange County Gem and Mineral Society online General Meeting - and we are so excited!!! As with all meetings, it is FREE TO ATTEND and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! We highly encourage you to share to registration link with friends! REMINDER: you must have a zoom account (they are free) and register for the meeting. Register here: You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: May 20, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZwkd-CurT0jHtU3GJY0lup0NGCYjxz1a… After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Looking forward to seeing to how many and how far this evening's offering can go! Meeting ID 889 0963 6941 Meeting Password 149676
Hey....thanks for the invite.Do people share specimen pictures or just events?
Where can I get my geodes polished?
Where can I go to get some geodes polished?
Hello, are you open on July 4th?
Thanks Michelle Shearer. Look forward to putting together photos of lapidary students , present and past.
Anyone out there have an old standard style jewelers bench for sale or you want to get rid of, I'm looking for several of them. Please let me know. Thank you, Michael
I had a wonderful visit to your club and museum today. Thanks to Meg Berry, Joyce O’Connell and Lea Barton for their enthusiasm and hospitality. Please see the photos I posted about my visit on our South Orange County Gem and Mineral (SOCGEMS) page. Many thanks for showing me around and answering questions!
I'm looking for a raw chunk of Honey Calcite or Orange Calcite for a sphere making class on July 14th. Does anyone know where I could get one big enough to cut a 4" square? Thank you!
Is Deanna Martinez I miss you