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Feather River Rocks

This hobby club was founded in 2008 in Oroville, CA to promote and encourage all aspects of collecting and studying rocks, minerals, and fossils, and the pursuit of all types of lapidary and jewelry art. The club's goals are to educate members through field trips, lectures, classes, and hands-on experience about rocks and lapidary techniques. The club has a top-rated rock cutting and polishing shop where members can learn to cut, shape and polish rocks for jewelry and objects of art. Other classes and jewelry making techniques are available. Members also conduct outreach programs to schools to increase knowledge and interest to students and teachers in the local communities.

The club hosts an annual show every September in Chico which includes dealers, jewelry, rough rock, equipment, a raffle, and much more for families and children. The show has grown throughout the years attracting thousands of attendees, and gives our members a chance to show off their artwork. Learn more.

The club is as a non-profit organization affiliated with the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies (CFMS) and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS).

In Memory

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Carl Osborne, member and previous club vice-president, passed away in May 2014 from complications from cancer. Learn more.


Latest Club Information

Updated Rock of the Month! Check it out!

Updated Photos from Taylorsville Field Trip and misc club photos. Check it out!

Updated President's Corner! Check it out!

The club is in need of glass baby food containers with lids.

SAND NEEDED: The club is collecting sand from lakes/oceans around the globe. Know anyone that lives near a beach or are you traveling this summer? This is for a project for the show. Collect at least 1 cup worth.

Preparation for the Show is coming along! Join us at the shop to help prepare!

Coming Events

Tue Sep 02 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Board Meeting
Tue Sep 16 @ 6:30PM -
Club Meeting
Sat Sep 20 @ 9:30AM - 05:00PM
2014 Rock, Gem & Jewelry Show
Sun Sep 21 @ 9:30AM - 05:00PM
2014 Rock, Gem & Jewelry Show
Tue Oct 07 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Field Trip

Contact Info

Feather River Lapidary & Mineral Society
PO Box 2645
Oroville, CA 95965-2645


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