About Us

A little about our club

Conejo Gem and Mineral club was founded in 1971, and is a member of both the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies

We all work together on our annual Gem and Mineral show, Pageant of a Thousand Gems and participate in the Gem and Mineral Department exhibits at the Ventura County Fair, We actively support other Gem and Mineral Clubs by displaying when we are invited.

We are members of the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley, the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies (regional) and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (national).

We serve; Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Moorpark,Simi Valley and neighboring communities in and near the Conejo Valley area of Ventura County in Southern California

NOTE: "Conejo" pronounced 'kon-a-ho (n) is the Spanish word for "rabbit", hence the logo design, and was the name given by the early Spanish explorers in the early 1700's when they came through the valley and noticed the thousands of jack rabbits that lived here, thus designating this area the "Conejo Valley"

The Conejo Gem and Mineral Club (CGMC) is a non-profit organization run by volunteers.

The Club promotes and extends the knowledge of minerals, geology, fossils, lapidary arts and associated fields.

Operating funds are generated from membership fees and proceeds from our annual show held in April called the Pageant of a Thousand Gems

We are on Facebook!
Please check out our page, feel free to "Like us". We have a FANs of Page on Facebook for CGAMC. Any members that are on Facebook can become a fan and send the link to all of their friends on FB and so on... Any fan can then post whatever to the page that might be of interest.

Here is the link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Conejo-Gem-and-Mineral-Club/359006179163?ref=ts