Welcome to the Contra Costa Mineral and Gem Society!

Our general meetings are the 2nd Monday each month at Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Rd., Concord, CA 94521. Meeting hall opens at 6:30 p.m., meeting begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Next meeting Monday, March 11, 2019:

What is it about March that makes speakers disappear at the last minute?  Just like last March, our speaker disappeared.

So, let’s do a share.  Bring in your very favorite rock or collection of rocks. Think outside the box.  It could be a jade statue, a special piece you found or bought and love to look at every day. Maybe it’s a ring. Maybe it’s a collection of red or blue rocks or several different kinds of geodes. Be prepared to talk for 2-3 minutes. Tell about it and why it’s special to you. The truth is nice, but perhaps you imagine a better story.  See if we can tell! Bring a friend!

If, perchance, your favorite rock is Mt. Rushmore, bring a picture on a computer stick.  I’ll bring the computer and projector and we’ll see if we can make it work.

More news:

Learn about S.47 ‘John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act’ on our blog page

CCMGS is now on Facebook!



Monthly Display Competition

Members are eligible to enter these competitions and win recognition.  As long as there are two or more items entered in the area of competition, the winner is eligible to win a cash prize!
FACETERS: Create a new project and bring it in to share. We have a special display tray to show your work off at its beautiful best!
WEARABLE ART: Bring your original work, necklaces, earrings, rings, cuffs, etc. and hang them on our special display board for everyone to see, enjoy, and vote for!
CABBERS: We have three categories for you to compete in:
NOVICE: Any member who has not won the “Pro” designation in previous years.
PRO: Any member who has won the “Pro” designation in previous years.
SHAPE OF THE MONTH: Pros and Novices compete side-by-side to create the most eye-catching cabochon in the shape of the month.

The shapes are:
January: Irregular
February: Heart
March: Round
April: Oval
May: Pear (teardrop)
June: Rectangles & squares
July: Free-form
August: Triangle
September: Auction night – no competition
October: Marquis
November: Oval
December: Holiday party – no competition