The Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1961. The goals of the club are to enrich the lives of the community and the surrounding areas by promoting popular interest and knowledge in geology, mineralogy, lapidary and similar sciences. We are affiliated with the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies, and the national American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.Our activities include: A meeting the first Wednesday of the month; Our Gem & Mineral Show occurs in November; Through the City of Oxnard, Department of Recreation, we offer classes for our members and the public; We arrange field trips to hunt for rocks.
Currently, the three Ventura County Gem and Mineral Societies are working together to build and collect rocks for over 300 “Earth Science Education Kits”. These kits will be distributed to Ventura County Public Schools and the Ventura County Library. The Rock Boxes will be used by county educators to teach and get students interested in Earth Science.