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NORTH ORANGE COUNTY GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY

About

The North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society (NOC) is dedicated to the advancement of the earth sciences by stimulating interest and encouraging the study of the geological and mineral science and lapidary arts.

NOC is a member of the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies (CFMS),and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS). We received the AFMS All American Club award from 1985 through 1992.


Club Activites Include:

Classes & Worksops- beading, cabbing, carving, faceting, geology, lapidary, and silversmithing - (demonstrations, and hands on).

Presentation of earth science programs to schools.

Field Trips - Monthly geological or rockhounding trips to various locations.

Vistors always welcome to our MEETINGS -- come by and joinus.

Kids Corner - Future Rockhounds of America - {Click Kids Corner.)


Bulletin Board

NOC Member John Erskine passed away shortly before Christmas. There was a private ceremony for the family. John was a good member who was a Director of the NOC and served as Treasurer for two terms. We will all miss John very much.

January Meeting
Wednesday, January 14, 7 - 9 p.m.
at the Community Center

Jan. 14 - Our speaker will be Gabriel Mosesson of Ethiopia Imports who will be giving a fine presentation on the Opals of Ethiopia. Where they are mined. Their composition. Their color. Gabriel will display rare samples and bring along enough Opals forviewing and if interested, purchasing.

Board Meeting
Wednesday, January 21, 7 - 9 p.m.
at the Community Center


Class Schedule - 2015

All classes will be at the La Habra Community Center.

Wire Wrap Class
Thursday, January 22, 6 - 9 p.m.
We will be using a large blister pearl as a pendant wrapping with gold fill wire

Three Chain Bracelet
Thursday, February 19, 6 - 9 p.m.
A beautiful 3 chain (one of which you will be making yourself) bracelet

Pearl Knotting
Thursday, March 19, 6 - 9 p.m.
Knotting one strand of pearls.


NOC Show - 2015

LA HABRA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society, joining the Curtis Fair this year at the West end of fair in the La Habra Community Center; 101 W. La Habra Blvd.; May 1 - Fri. 5-8, May 2 - Sat. 10-5, May 3 - Sun. 10-5; free admission; dealers, demonstrators, exhibits, kids' games, projects and educational programs.

Contact Don Warthen, Show Chairperson (626) 330-8974; e-mail: odwarthen@verizon.net, or Loretta Ogden, Dealer Chairperson; (909) 598-2456; e-mail fbriktr1@aol.com



Ofelia Warthen

Copyright © 2015 - Don Ogden

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