The North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society (NOC) is dedicated to the advancement of the earth sciences by stimulating interest and encouraging the study of the geological and mineral science and lapidary arts. NOC is a member of the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies (CFMS),and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS). We received the AFMS All American Club award from 1985 through 1992.
Club activities include:
Classes & Workshops- beading, cabbing, carving, faceting, geology, lapidary, and silversmithing - (demonstrations, and hands on).
Presentation of earth science programs to schools.
Field Trips - Monthly geological or rockhounding trips to various locations.
Future Rockhounds of America (kids' program).
Annual Jubilee of Gems gem & mineral show.
Visitors are always welcome to our meetings, held at the La Habra Community Center; come and join us!