The Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society is a non-profit organization that has the following objectives:

  •  To promote the study of mineralogy, geology, and fossils.

  • To encourage the collection of minerals and gems.

  • To foster the study and practice of the lapidary arts.

  • To provide field trips to mineral localities.

  • To promote good fellowship, education and recreation.

Community Service

The Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society is an active organization within the community:

  • We are a member of the local Chamber of Commerce.

  • Every year we give a sizable donation to the Earth Science Department of Sierra College.  The donation is for promoting earth science through needed equipment and supplies.

  • We also have gem and mineral displays throughout the community.

  • Annual magazine subscriptions are given to local libraries to promote our hobby.

  • We also donate to the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies’ Endowment Fund.