San Luis Obispo Gem and Mineral Club


As members of the Central Coast community we are bound together by our common interests and strive to serve our community through a variety of means. One of our projects has been to promote earth Sciences education through a club funded scholarship.

We also hold a gem, mineral, and jewelry show each year in order to better serve our community by providing a venue to view and purchase the mineralogical wonders of the Earth and ask questions of knowledgeable people.

The club has a small library of relevant material available for members to check out.  In addition, the club has tools and lapidary equipment for members' use.  Some of the smaller items are stored at the meeting location.  Larger items such as the faceting machine, tumblers and rock saw are stored by club members and require advance notice to be made available.

This club is a member of the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies (CFMS) and by extension affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS).


Officers for 2021

President:  Kim Noyes

Vice President:  Jim Walsh

Secretary / Newsletter:  Dhyana Coburn

Treasurer / Show Chair:  Mary Rafferty

Membership / Hospitality:  Virginia Rogers

Field Trip Coordinator:  Kim Noyes

CFMS Director:  Dan Manion

Past President:  Millie Chalk


Annual membership dues is $15.00 for an individual or $25.00 for a family. $7.00 per person of that membership fee goes to membership and insurance with the CFMS. If you would like to join us, you can download a membership application here: Membership application (PDF format). Mail your check with the form to our address shown on the form. Or, if you wish, we can use PayPal to invoice you for the membership so you can use PayPal or a credit card to pay the dues. In that case, just send us an email with your information including the type of membership desired (single or family).


Constitution and Bylaws

Equipment Inventory