Thanks to Jon Tooth for photo

Welcome to Southern Nevada Gem & Mineral Society, a nonprofit educational community service organization, sharing our love of the lapidary arts, rocks, and minerals.

Based in Las Vegas Nevada and governed by a Board of Directors our club started in 1930 as the Prospector's Club and is one of the oldest recorded clubs of its kind in the United States.

The purpose of the club is to promote interest and education in the various earth sciences, mineralogy, gemology, and to foster the exchange of knowledge in the lapidary arts. We are a non-profit, community service organization.

We are members of American Federation of Mineralogical Societies and Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies.


Our meetings are held at the Eagles Lodge in Las Vegas Nevada on the first Monday of each month at 6 PM. This occasionally changes, so check the Meetings page for more information. Visitors are welcomed at all our meetings.

We maintain a lapidary shop in Las Vegas where we hold all our classes and some events such as rock swaps.

SNGMS hosts an annual Show in Boulder City Nevada.

What we do


  • Lapidary Arts

  • Mineralogy

  • Junior Club

  • Classes - Beading, Wire Wrapping, Metal Smithing, Faceting

Community Outreach

  • Shows

  • Youth Events

  • School, Scout & Community Presentations

  • Public Access Mining Claim

  • Scholarship Donation


  • Field Trips and Outings

  • Meetings

  • Events

  • Rock Swaps

Rocks R Us

Join us!​ Come to a meeting or drop in at the Shop for a tour. You are always welcome! 

Contact Southern Nevada Gem & Mineral Society

Get in touch with Southern Nevada Gem & Mineral Society to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

Activities are subject to changes

The SNGMS Shop is reopening with procedures & guidelines to ensure your safety during this difficult time. Additional information is on the shop page of the website 

Check your emails, facebook, and this site to confirm activities and dates. 


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