Member websites:

Leslie Nelson: Raea Jewelry

Mary Rafferty: Faceted Gemstones

Tamar Carmona: Joy Discovers

Mark Moyes:

Online Resources:

Gemology Online

US Faceters Guild


American Federation of Mineralogical SocietiesParent Organization for the CFMS

California Federation of Minerological Societies (rockhounding club umbrella group)

Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society (representing the Monterey area and Northern Monterey County)

Orcutt Mineral Society (representing the Santa Maria Valley & Northern Santa Barbara County)

Salinas Valley Rock & Gem Club (representing the Salinas Valley & Monterey County)

Santa Lucia Rockhounds (representing Northern San Luis Obispo County & Southern Monterey County)

Santa Cruz Gem & Mineral Society (representing Santa Cruz County)

Ventura Gem & Mineral Society (representing Ventura County)

Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society (representing Oxnard, Ventura County)


Buena Vista Museum of Natural History (in Bakersfield)

California State Mineral & Mining Museum (in Mariposa)

Exploratorium (San Francisco)

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Natural History Museum of Santa Maria

Page Museum (La Brea Tarpits)

Paso Robles Pioneer Museum

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History