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    Welcome to LEGMS  

    The Lake Elsinore Gem and Mineral Society was organized in 1989. LEGMS is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS) and the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies (CFMS).  

    The LEGMS is a non-profit organization.  The purpose of our group is to promote the collection and study of  minerals and allied earth sciences and to share information on lapidary arts and jewelry techniques.   We do all of this in good fellowship and a spirit of fun.  At LEGMS children are always welcome, their parents and grandparents too.  You can never be too old or too young to enjoy the beauty and mystery of rocks and fossils.

    To fulfill the above stated goals the LEGMS meets 10 times a year.  At these meeting a program is presented.  It may be on beading, sphere making, fossils, mining or any number of  topics of interest to Rockhounds. The club tries to organize as many trips to museums, shows or out into the wild geological areas as possible.  In these activities we all learn more about our earth sciences, our art and ourselves.

    LEGMS also has a lecturer who presents programs to schools and other interested groups.  These are not classes but short presentations designed to add a little information and a little WOW! to an Earth Science section or to an organization's speaker presentation for the month.


      "Bob The Rock Puppy"  presents Black Light Shows and Lectures, programs on fluorescent rocks and minerals.  For more information or to set up an date and time contact Bob at (951) 672-6595.

      LEGMS also sponsors a writing contest for children under 18 years of age.  To encourage the children's participation in the earth sciences and lapidary arts we offer $50 U.S. Savings Bonds and a cool custom mineral specimen trophy for the top 3 winners in each of two age groups, plus everyone who enters is invited to our picnic in June.  This contest is for anyone under 18, you do not have to be a rock hound or member of LEGMS to enter.

      Please, if you have an interest in mineralogy or lapidary, come to one of our meetings.  If you have a more immediate question, use the contact page.

      Coming up soon:

      January Quartzsite, Arizona. Various shows all month.  See http://www.desertusa.com/Cities/az/quartzsite.html

      February 12-21, 2010, Indio, CA, San Gorgonio Mineral & Gem Society, Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, Gem & Mineral Building Bldg #1, 46-350 Arabia Street, Hours: 10 am - 10 pm, Bert Grisham: (915) 849-1674, Email: bert67@verizon.net

      February 26-27 2010, Northridge, CA, Del Air Rockhounds Club, United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. (at Superior St.), Hours: Fri. 3 p.m. -9:30 p.m. - Sat. 10-5, Julie Marin (818) 886-7190, Website: http://delairrockhounds.blogspot.com


      The North Orange County Gem and Mineral Society will be hosting the 2010 AFMS/CFMS Show on June 18 through June 20.  Additional info will follow; mark your 2010 calendars!  To find out more now, go to:    http://www.networkingwave.com/afms2010/general-information.html#general.

      Lots of fun for everyone!  Hope to see you there!