The collection and lapidary treatment of and to stimulate interest in rocks and minerals. To gain knowledge of the methods and procedures for collecting, identification, classification, cutting, polishing and mounting of rocks and minerals for display. To promote good fellowship and proper ethics in the pursuit of the Lapidary arts.

Orcutt Mineral Society of Santa Maria Valley, Inc., P.O. Box 106, Santa Maria, CA 93456, is a public benefit, non-profit corporation founded in 1958.

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General 7 PM on the 2nd Tuesday each month except June and December at the Luis Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave. Orcutt, CA. Visitors are always welcome! Executive Board7 PM on the first Tuesday of each month at the Nipomo Chamber of Commerce, 239 W Tefft St. All members are welcome to this meeting. BreakfastOn the fourth Saturday of each month the OMS has a social get-together at 9AM. Check the calendar on the menu above.
Orcutt Mineral Society is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies and the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies

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