Welcome to the Contra Costa Mineral and Gem Society!

Next meeting:
Monday, September 13, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

As summer turns to fall and rockhounding season turns to show season, we’re fortunate that we’re able to continue to meet in person, because September is one of my very favorite meetings

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It’s time to go through your stuff. What would you like to share with other members? (rough, slabs, specimens) What do you just have more of than you’ll ever use? What equipment do you have that you no longer use and are tired of looking at? (working equipment only, please!) We welcome jewelry you design and make, but please be aware it may not generate as large a bid as you hope. On the other hand, some pieces have done very well over the years. Get your stuff together and bring it to our Sept. 13 meeting at 7 pm and we’ll auction it off for the benefit of the club.

Members who have paid their 2021 dues can write a check.  Everyone else, cash. Bring a rock-loving friend (cash).

This is always a fun meeting and a great opportunity to find new treasures.

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 7:00 p.m.

 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