our 2018 Rockhounds of the Year, Kathy and Craig Polliard

-founded in 1948-

Mission Statement: “This society was formed to collect and study minerals; to teach lapidary arts, to disseminate knowledge of mineralogy, lapidary work, and related activities; to exhibit specimens for public education; and to exchange information related to the earth sciences.”



Club Experts:

Cady Mountain Agate pendant crafted by member Terry Vasseur.

We have experts in our club specializing in fossil preparation, fused glass, opal cutting, lapidary and beads, cuttle bone casting, silver fabrication, tumbling, inlay, Zeolite minerals, lost wax casting, Suiseki (stone appreciation), workshop design and construction, sphere making, and silver fabrication.

Monthly Meetings: 

Meetings are scheduled on the First Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m., in the meeting room of the Torrance Public Library, 3301, Torrance Blvd.. Visitors and guests are always welcomed at all club events. Our meetings include an educational presentation by a guest speaker or in house expert, refreshments, fellowship, show and tell, and a raffle drawing.


Stoddard 2016 picField Trips

Club members are also invited to attend regularly scheduled field trips that take place within driving distance of the South Bay. Field trips include rockhounding, visiting other rock shows and lapidary venues, museum trips, and our annual trips to Stoddard Wells and Quartzite!



California Federation of Mineralogical Societies and American Federation of Mineralogical Societies