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. Parking and admission are free. Museum open 11-3 Thur-Sat.
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Gail Kerry, Toni Carpenter, Phil Carpenter, and John Merier volunteering at the FGMS booth at San Diego County Fair 1 July 2017.

Mission: The Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society promotes the study and appreciation of gems, minerals, jewelry, geology, paleontology, and the related earth sciences and lapidary arts.

The SD Fair is a big deal to us, but we understand that safety always comes first. FGMS is staying strong during these h...
04/15/2020
San Diego Fair - Canceled

The SD Fair is a big deal to us, but we understand that safety always comes first. FGMS is staying strong during these hard times, so worry not!

The Texture of Igneous Rocks
04/02/2020
The Texture of Igneous Rocks

The Texture of Igneous Rocks

Igneous textures include the rock textures occurring in igneous rocks. Igneous textures are used by geologists in determining the mode of origin igneous rocks and are used in rock classification.

03/20/2020

As a reminder: The Rough N' Cut tomorrow has been cancelled.

We hope to reschedule it for the feature. We will post it when we know the dates. The museum and other events are also closed/cancelled until further notice.

Stay safe you there,
FGMS

03/15/2020

Dear Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society:
We are deeply saddened that the world is dealing with the COVIC-19 pandemic and our hearts go out to all who have been affected by the outbreak.
We wanted to assure you that our Society believes that, during these trying times, the most important thing is the health and well being of our members. To that end:
• We will be canceling our monthly meetings until further notice. When County guidelines allow us to resume meetings, we will do so and will send out notices about them.
• We will also be canceling our Rough 'N Cut event, which had been scheduled for next weekend. It will be rescheduled for a future date.
• The Museum & Gift Shop will be closed through the end of March. We will send out notices about reopening.
• The instructors will schedule Lapidary classes. Please contact them if you have any questions.
• Additionally, we wanted to let you know that the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce has canceled the Avocado Festival.
We are vigilant and are heeding all federal, state and local health advisories. We have been cleaning and sanitizing our facilities, and will continually do so. We will follow the guidelines of maintaining a 6-foot distance between each other as we continue to work on various projects at the club. We pledge to be continually diligent with ongoing, frequent cleaning and sanitizing of the washrooms, as well as wiping down high touch and communal areas.
We hope you all are healthy and feeling well and we look forward to seeing you soon. For those of you who continue to volunteer and assist the club in it's various endeavors, we say thank you. We would kindly ask, for the well being of everyone, if you are feeling under the weather, to stay home take good care of yourselves first.
Thank you very much for your understanding and patience. We will continue to do what is right for our community.
Regards,
Mary Fong/Walker
FGMS President

03/12/2020

Per San Diego directives, we are going to have to cancel tonight's meeting since we won't be able to maintain a 6 foot distance between each person.

We apologize for this inconvenience,
FGMS Board of Directors

01/13/2020
Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society - Join

*Members Only*

Rough N' Cut Work Party
January 16th, 11am - 3pm

Join Lea Barton as we prepare for the FGMS's annual Rough 'N Cut!
Learn about minerals, how to identify rough stone, and how to value rocks while you help out our non-profit organization!

This learning and volunteering experience is for members only. Become a member today in person at our museum while we are open or online at https://fallbrookgemandmineralsociety.wildapricot.org/join

Becoming a member opens you to a world of opportunities, field trips and volunteering.Be the first to know about our upcoming events, be insured on our rock hounding field trips, get a discount in the gift shop and join our community. 

It was a full house last night at our meeting! Robert Weldon's presentation was absolutely wonderful. A big thank you to...
01/10/2020

It was a full house last night at our meeting! Robert Weldon's presentation was absolutely wonderful.

A big thank you to Robert and to all those who came to the meeting!

01/10/2020

*Members Only*

Docent Training Day
January 11th, 10 am - 11am or so

Learn how to docent at our famous little museum! Mike Evans will be teaching us how to do a tour and facts about the displays you can share with future guests.
We will also go over things like how to welcome guests, how to do sales, and more! We recommend all members interested in volunteering and members that have done it in the past to come!

12/30/2019

We wish you all a happy new year!

The museum will be closed on Thursday the 2nd.
Normal hours will resume (11am - 3pm) on Friday the 3rd and Saturday the 4th.

12/23/2019

We wish you all a very warm and jolly holidays. ☃️

The museum will be closed on Thursday the 26th.
Normal hours (11am - 3pm) on Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th.

Relatives in town and you want something fun to do in town? Visit the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Museum! Our museum may b...
12/19/2019

Relatives in town and you want something fun to do in town? Visit the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Museum! Our museum may be small, but it is filled with earth science treasures.

Free admission, gift shop, non-profit.
The museum is open Thursday - Saturday, 11am - 4pm.

12/09/2019

Our last meeting of the year is this Thursday at 7pm! Join in on all the festive fun.

Our Museum will be open at 6pm. We encourage everyone to come to the meeting early so you can see our latest acquisitions and have a tour with our very own curator.
Remember, members get 10% off everything in the museum's gift shop!

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The Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society has a selection of gift-ready items in the gift shop! Jewelry, fossils, educationa...
12/05/2019

The Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society has a selection of gift-ready items in the gift shop! Jewelry, fossils, educational books, posters, beautiful stones and more.

Shop small this holiday season and support your local non-profits!

The gift shop and museum is open Thursday - Saturday 11am - 3m.

While shopping for those great black friday deals on Amazon, you can be helping out our non-profit for free! You this li...
11/29/2019

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Happy shopping!

11/28/2019

The Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society will be closed today for Thanksgiving.

Hope you all have a wonderful day 🦃

November Newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/4dcf48250632/november-newsletter-2533631
11/21/2019
November Newsletter

November Newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/4dcf48250632/november-newsletter-2533631

10:20 AM 11/19/19: Like you to meet 9 yr old Chandler. He's an AVID rock hound who's fighting cancer. Things are pretty tough. Last night after another hospital treatment he visited us. We all had great time. As he was leaving his mom said "let me carry you up the stairs". Chandler answered "no mom....

Last night's meeting was fantastic! Thank you to everyone who came.
11/15/2019

Last night's meeting was fantastic! Thank you to everyone who came.

*Members Only*All members are invited to our annual trip to Jewel Tunnel Imports! Jewel Tunnel is a gem, mineral, and cr...
11/07/2019

*Members Only*

All members are invited to our annual trip to Jewel Tunnel Imports! Jewel Tunnel is a gem, mineral, and crystal warehouse filled to the brim with fabulous deals! Have a wonderful shopping spree this Saturday in Baldwin Park. Contact your fellow members to carpool.

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Address

123 W. Alvarado Street
Fallbrook, CA
92028

Opening Hours

Thursday 11:00 - 15:00
Friday 11:00 - 15:00
Saturday 11:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(760) 728-1130

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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