Welcome to the Contra Costa Mineral and Gem Society!


Next meeting:

Monday, November 9, 2020
Meetings are currently being held on ZOOM

Rick Kennedy is our presenter with a new program on Opals!
Rick Kennedy has been interested in gems and minerals since he was seven years old. He graduated with a BS in Earth Sciences from UC Santa Cruz in 1991. He has remained an avid field collector and miner. He owns Earth’s Treasures, a company that sells minerals and gemstones and is a partner at Hallelujah Junction and at Jackson’s Crossroads Amethyst mine. He is currently the Secretary of the Santa Clara Valley Gem and Mineral Society, a member of the Crystal Gazers and is a member and past president of the Bay Area Mineralogists.

Program starts at 7pm.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81147040208?pwd=bGUzQ1pnckdxVUxhSTdTUk55dVBXZz09
Meeting ID: 811 4704 0208
Passcode: 289084

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.
NOTE: In person meetings and other gatherings of the Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Society are suspended for an indeterminate time because of the coronavirus pandemic. 


Our Club show for 2020 has been canceled.
Please put us on your calendar for
November 6-7, 2021.

See you then.


CCMGS is now on Facebook!
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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