Want to learn more about gems, rocks and minerals?

Visit the Orange Belt Mineralogy Society

on this segment of INLAND EMPIRE ALIVE!


Next field trip will be Sunday, March 15, at Stoddard Wells! 

 Meet at the shop early to fill out waivers and we'll  leave by 7am.  
This is a very good tailgate.

Go to field trips and rocks page 

The next BBQ/meeting is March 14.
We will have a speaker on Lost Wax Casting!


Monthly meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month at the workshop. 
Plan to enjoy a potluck BBQ lunch and the workshop is open!
We welcome you to bring a dish and join us!

Orange Belt Mineralogical Society (OBMS) - established in 1933.  A non-profit club of rock enthusiasts who hunt for rocks, develop their lapidary skills, and fabricate jewelry and rock artifacts in a workshop in San Bernardino, California.  We organize hunts for rocks and teach lapidary, wire wrapping, silversmithing, and lost wax casting skills.  You can make a cabachon on your first visit.

 

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There will be two local OBMS Rock & Gem Tailgate Shows in 2015.  

Please check back here often as we'll publish event information
as soon as it becomes available!

Thank you!

Contact:  kengard@roadrunner.com

OBMS Phone:  (909) 381 - 0089

 Field Trips

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Receive E-mails when trips are planned.

Tailgate show-
Great deals!

Come join us at our workshop in
San Bernardino, California
 

205 Benedict St. #8
San Bernardino, California

(909) 381 - 0089

 Shop Hours:

Monday, 4 p.m. - 8 pm
Tuesday, 4 p.m. - 8 pm
Saturday, 10 - 3 pm 



You'll learn where
to look for rocks and:

  • How to make spheres and cabochons
  • Carve stone
  • Jewelry wire wrapping
  • Silver smithing and lost wax casting 
  • and more!



Directions to OBMS shop
in San Bernardino, California:



From the 10 FWY to 215 North.

Exit Orange Show Rd. turn East.

Turn  left onto Arrowhead Ave.

Turn right onto Benedict St.
(You'll see a carpet store are on the corner.)

Turn into the second driveway on the right.

Look for the OBMS sign, stall #8

We look forward to seeing you!



 

         

         Looking for information about
         rocks, jewelry-making videos,
         and project ideas?

          Art Jewelry Magazine

          Lapidary Journal/Jewely Artist

          Rock & Gem





Looking for supplies
:

    
     Riogrande

     Indian Jewelry Supply

     Monsterslayer

     Johnson Brothers - 
     1452 N Batavia St, Orange 
     CA 92867
     (714) 771-7007  We carry full line
     of lapidary supplies, jewelry displays
     & jewelry Tools.

    
     Covington Engineering

        (in Redlands)

     Diamond Pacific

         (in Barstow)


  

    Want to check out OBMS?

We invite you to join us
at the workshop for our MONTHLY
POT-LUCK BBQ/MEMBERSHIP MEETING
!

    OBMS members have a BBQ on the 2nd Saturday of every month. This is a good time to come on down and tour the workshop.  You can start working with stone, on a nice piece of jewelry or that rock you've been meaning to cut while enjoying some good food with good people. 

    Bring a favorite dish that you know everyone will like.  Bring a friend.  Enjoy the warm and friendly atmosphere of fellow rock hounds. Like always, donations are welcome. 

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