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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 Activites Include:

Classes & Worksops- 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.

Vistors always welcome to our MEETINGS -- come by and join us.

ROCK N RUBIES - Future Rockhounds of America - (Click on ROCK N RUBIES.)

Bulletin Board

Walt Wright will be the speaker at the NOC meeting
April 12, 6:30 p.m.
at the La Habra Community Center.

He will speak about and share his display on Petrified Wood at the April 12 meeting.

Walt Wright is a Botanist/Ecologist/Paleontologist /Geologist and Paleobotanist. He claims his mother, who had a PHD in science & math, gave him his first piece of petrified wood at the age of 10. This opened a new fascinating world into the study of petrified wood.

Walt has worked for the U.S. Forest Service and the University of California. He has been a consultant for various government agencies. And has done extensive writing in the field of petrified woods. He wrote a chapter on the Triassic Chinle Formation on fossil woods in 2002, the "Secrets of Petrified Plants" in both English and German. When asked about his degrees, he sort of chuckled and said he had some, but that they were not that important, so we would just assume that he has quite a few.

Walt is a busy speaker and is booked for several months in advance. He is a resident of Brea, California and we are very happy to have Walt Wright as a NOC life member.

Scholarship Fund Raiser
Thursday, April 13, All day.
at the Pizza Rev in La Habra

Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
at the Community Center
Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
at the Community Center

Board/Show Meeting
Wednesday, April 19, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
at the Community Center
Wednesday, May 17, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
at the Community Center

Field Trip
April 29 - 30
Stoddard Wells
See NOC Newsletter for information

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