The Mother Lode Mineral Society
Our Club

We are a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization.
Established 1936

Our club is devoted to educating, enlightening and educating its members and the public in many areas evolving from its mission in the earth sciences and lapidary arts. The club participates in, teaches and promotes classes at the Modesto Junior College in beginning and advanced lapidary, beginning and advanced jewelry making, lost wax casting, stone setting, wire wrapping, beading, gem carving, intarsia and faceting.

Additionally we have programs at our club meetings on fossils, geology and florescent minerals for our junior and regular members as well as participating in regularly scheduled field trips to seek out and collect rocks, minerals and fossils.

Club Meetings

Annual Holiday Potluck - 1pm

Hello everyone, it's time for our Annual Holiday Potluck Dinner again.

Gift Exchange - After the Potluck we have a Gift Exchange where everyone brings a gift and everyone receives a gift. Please be sure to mark your gift as Junior girl or Junior boy. Adult gifts should be marked as Man or Woman.

Come join the fun, make friends, and get to know other members.
Please bring desserts and side dishes. Turkey and Mashed Potatoes will be provided by the club

Next Meeting TBA Board Meeting

3500 Oakdale Rd, Modesto

December 4th General Meeting
SeeAnnouncement above
General Meeting Location
Tuolumne River Lodge
2429 River Rd., Modesto, CA 95351

The Mother Lode Mineral Society is one of the premier gem and mineral clubs in Central California with a prize winning monthly publication called the Ghost Sheet and one of the largest annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil shows in the state.

What we do as a part of our club.

Annual Show


Junior Rockhounds



Shows & Events

Rockhounding can take you places.
awesome rock towers
star trek?
ancient petroglyphs
Where you can make amazing finds.
clear obsidian
priday plume
oregon rocks!