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, serving the Southern Nevada area, 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 (except December) at 6 PM. If the first Monday is a holiday the meeting is on the second Monday. This occasionally changes, so check the Meetings page for more information. Visitors are welcomed at all our meetings.

NOTICE:  The October meeting is Monday, October 3rd

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

The Vendor Packet for the 2023 Spring Jamboree Show is now available!

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.

Email us at: sngmsnews@gmail.com or fill out the form below and press Submit to send a message to us.

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SNGMS General Meeting are being held as scheduled


The SNGMS Shop is open with procedures & guidelines to ensure your safety.  Classes continue to meet at the shop. Additional information is on the shop & class pages of the website