The AOS monthly club meetings are normally held every fourth
Wednesday at 7:00 pm. Guests are always welcome.
Meetings are held at the Garden Grove Masonic Lodge, located at 11270 Acacia Pkwy, Garden Grove, CA 92840.
For directions, click on this
Google Maps link.
Typical meetings start with a social half hour, then a business
session, followed by a coffee/social break, and then our evening's
speaker. Some of our recent topics have included:
- Opal Mining in Coober Pedy
- Gem carving
- Gold casting
Once a year we hold a
Opal and Gem Show where dealers from around the world sell opal
rough, finished stones, jewelry, gems, and supplies. In addition,
a number of symposia are held.
The Society maintains an extensive library of books, some of which
are one of a kind, videotapes of speakers such as opal expert Len Kram,
and misc. newsletters and journals. These are available for
loan to members at each meeting.
For more information please contact: Jim Pisani e-mail at
opalsociety _dot_ org