SDMG's Mission

The San Diego Mineral and Gem Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational and scientific organization.  It exists to help people increase their understanding and appreciation of gems, minerals, fossils and the lapidary arts.  In order to fulfill that mission, the Society offers classes, field trips, lectures and special programs for a variety of interests.  The Society also sponsors a Scholarship Fund and operates a gem, mineral and fossil museum, which is located in the Spanish Village Art Center at Balboa Park, San Diego, California.  The Museum features fine specimens collected through purchases and donations.  The SDMG Museum is open 7 days a week and is free to the public.  For more information about it, please visit the SDMG Museum page.

2020 – 2022


  • President:  Dave Smith
  • Secretary:  Ellen Riceman
    Treasurer:  Anne Schafer

Board of Directors

  • Andy Anderson
    LuAnn Benton
    Bob Hancock
  • Wayne Moorhead
    Jim Parrish
    Sally Parrish
  • Doug Peeler
    Nita Sani
    Jennifer Stapp
  • Denny Turner
    Paul Williams
    Jill Williamson

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