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.

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

While shopping for those great black friday deals on Amazon, you can be helping out our non-profit for free! You this link as you shop: smile.amazon.com/ch/95-6093419

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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The Fall Festival of Gems was an amazing success! If you have any photos of the event, put them in the comments!
10/14/2019

The Fall Festival of Gems was an amazing success! If you have any photos of the event, put them in the comments!

The Fall Festival of Gems is open! Come and join the fun.9am - 4pm. Free admission, free parking. 124 W. Alvarado street...
10/13/2019

The Fall Festival of Gems is open! Come and join the fun.

9am - 4pm. Free admission, free parking.
124 W. Alvarado street. Fallbrook, CA

Vista Gem and Mineral Society
09/20/2019

Vista Gem and Mineral Society

It’s that time of year again- the VGMS October Gem and Mineral Show! Come out and join us for a fun weekend with lots of vendors, raffle prizes and more. #gemandmineralshow #VGMS #cabsforsale #slabsforsale #roughrocksforsale #rocks #crystals #minerals #gemandmineralsociety #volunteer #october🍁 sale #weekendoffun #club #gemandminerals

Support our neighbor gem and mineral society!
09/19/2019

Support our neighbor gem and mineral society!

American Gem Trade Association (AGTA)
08/29/2019

American Gem Trade Association (AGTA)

Continuing #AGTASpectrum19 winning showcase with the Carving Category of the Cutting Edge™ Division of the AGTA Spectrum Awards™ competition. Congratulation to all of the winners!

🥇1st Place: Meg Berry, Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society - 69.0 ct. carved rubellite Tourmaline, titled "Himalaya Rose."

🥈2nd Place: Nick Alexander, Alexanders Jewelers - 42.05 ct. Oregon Sunstone carving.

Alexanders Jewelers, Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society #AGTA #AddMoreColorToYourLife #LooseGemstone #LooseGemstones #Gemstones #ColoredGemstones #ColoredGemstone #GemstoneJewelry #GemstoneJewellery #GemstoneLover #Gems #Carved #CarvedGemstones #Tourmaline #Tourmalines #Rubellite #RubelliteTourmaline #Sunstone #OregonSunstone

08/27/2019

This page just hit 800 likes! Thank you to everyone for being a part of our gemmy community!

I would love to know how you heard of us. Was it from a friend? Did you just wander into the museum one day? Did you meet us at the fair or the fall festival of gems? I would love to know!

A huge congratulations to our Meg Berry!
08/13/2019

A huge congratulations to our Meg Berry!

Congratulations to Meg Berry of Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society for winning 1st Place in Carving with this 69.0 ct. carved rubellite Tourmaline, titled "Himalaya Rose.". #AGTA #AGTASpectrum19 #AddMoreColorToYourLife Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society
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#AGTAMember #BuyAGTA #Gems #Gemstones #ColoredStones #ColoredGemstones #LooseGemstone #LiveColorfully #FineGems #GemstoneLover #Tourmaline #RubelliteTourmaline #Rose #Carving #PinkTourmaline #GemArt

One of our very best, Meline Giannini, restocking the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society booth at the #SDfair We have a g...
06/17/2019

One of our very best, Meline Giannini, restocking the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society booth at the #SDfair

We have a great selection of jewelry. Ranging from fun $2 rings to hundred dollar pearl necklaces! Stop by to see more.

"AWARD WINNING CASE AT SAN DIEGO COUNTY FAIR! The case I and my assistant, Gina, put into the Gem and Mineral Building f...
06/16/2019

"AWARD WINNING CASE AT SAN DIEGO COUNTY FAIR! The case I and my assistant, Gina, put into the Gem and Mineral Building for the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Museum won two of the four major trophies that are given out each year. One of the Trophies, named for the late Josephine Scripps, a famous mineral collector of her day, was for the best San Diego County mineral. That mineral is a fine spessartine garnet that we acquired a few years ago. The second trophy honors Gregory and Eve Anderson, The late Greg Anderson was in charge of the Gem & Minerals at the Fair for many years and a dealer in fluorescent minerals. That trophy was for Best Exhibit. Now what about the exhibit? It was about the gems and minerals of the Ramona mining district- with the most famous mines being the Little Three Mine and the Hercules mine. We had an array of minerals, some of them gem species on display from the district. Included are spessartine garnet, topaz with a natural blue color, danburite (the largest one found from the district), elbaite tourmaline, schorl tourmaline, axinite-Mn, smoky quartz, apatite-Fl, albite, microcline, lepidolite, boromuscovite and smoky quartz. It is an on-going work to add to our collection of San Diego County minerals, gems, fossils and the like and our collection from the Ramona district has gotten to be rather good. We have items that came from the collections or were donated by Josie Scripps, Jeffrey and Lindsey Kent, Garth Bricker, Jessie Fisher and more. I'd like to thank especially Assistant Curator Gina Palculich for making labels and signage and for helping put in the display. For President Mary Fong Walker for her suggestions, to our donors and supporters and to the volunteers of the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society who work hard all year to raise funds, some of which goes into the Museum's acquisition fund! Two major trophies was quite an accomplishment and I am a very proud curator!" - Michael Evans, Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Soceity's Curator

Amazing collection of treasures for only $3.00!Our grab bags contain a small collection of minerals or fossils. Each min...
06/15/2019

Amazing collection of treasures for only $3.00!

Our grab bags contain a small collection of minerals or fossils. Each mineral/fossil will come with an information card of what it is, where it is from, and how it was made. Kids love them!

You can purchase these at our gift shop in the museum. Open Thursday - Friday, 11am - 3pm
Or at our booth at the San Diego County Fair! Open everday but Monday and Tuesday, 11am to 10pm.

The #SDfair is in full swing! The booth changes every year and we always try to add something fun and new! We have the W...
06/14/2019

The #SDfair is in full swing! The booth changes every year and we always try to add something fun and new! We have the Wizard of Oz tornado in our fluorescent mineral box, new jewelry to try on, and our back shelf is all about over the rainbow!

Can you tell that this year's theme is the Wizard of Oz?

We have over 60 volunteers at the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society booth helping us out this year! A huge thank you to ...
06/13/2019

We have over 60 volunteers at the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society booth helping us out this year! A huge thank you to every single one of these hard-working, passionate people that make FGMS what it is!

We are educating the world about geology one stone at a time.

06/12/2019

The 9th International Symposium on Granite Pegmatites are coming to visit our museum on Friday, June 14th at 1:30 pm.
And we need your help to greet them!

This is an amazing opportunity to interact with mineralogists from around the world who study granitic pegmatites (think tourmaline, kunzite, morganite, etc. etc.), please come by the club to greet them. We will be giving them a tour of our museum and our facilities as well as providing light refreshments. They will at the museum from approximately 1:30 to 3:00 pm.

For more information on the Symposium, see: http://peg2019.com/about.html.

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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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