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Dec 4, 2021
THE ANTELOPE VALLEY GEM AND MINERAL CLUB
The Antelope Valley is located in the Mojave Desert of Southern California. Located in the high desert, it is an area known for our amazing bright orange poppies that sprout up in the spring time as well as our Joshua trees, as reflected in our club patch.
At the moment, we are not having any in person meeting due to the restrictions in Los Angeles county, but we invite new guests to attend any social meeting held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 42521 20th Street West, Lancaster.
The programs offered are:
- Educational films and speakers
- Auctions of lapidary material
- Lapidary and jewelry classes
- Kids' Program
The club holds a summer picnic at our end of the year party. We also provide scholarships to local college students.
A field trip to study geology and to gather mineral and lapidary materials is offered each month during cooler months. Club lapidary equipment (saws, grinders, and polishers) is available for members to use to work up material found on these trips.
The Antelope Valley Gem and Mineral Club sponsors a free gem and mineral show in the Spring (usually April or May). We are also active in the Antelope Valley Fair held at the end of August.
WE ARE AN ACTIVE CLUB, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE COME TO OUR ZOOM MEETINGS. The map below shows where we usually are located for meetings, but at the moment, we are limited to Zoom meetings for now.
The club is affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies and California Federation Mineralogical Societies.