Mariposa Gem and Mineral Club

Our annual gem and mineral show is held each Spring at the Mariposa Fairgrounds.  (Unfortunately, our 2020 event was canceled in compliance with government health requirements.)  We are preparing to host a modified show to be held on October 30th and 31st, 2021. Our past shows hosted more than 36 vendors offering gems, minerals, fossils,  lapidary products, jewelry, and food.

Normally, each Fall we host a tailgate sale in the fairgrounds parking lot.  For 2021, our event is planned for June 19th instead of Fall.

The club is a member of the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies. 

Yosemite Valley waterfall
Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Valley


We normally hold meetings monthly at the California State Mining and Mineral Museum located at the Mariposa Fairgrounds.  Due to COVID-19 health restrictions this year, we will meet using Virtual Meeting tools.  In June and December (when allowed), we hold potluck dinners at designated locations.


"The Quarry" Workshop

The Quarry (for members only) is located in the basement of the Mariposa Hotel Inn at  5029 Highway 140, on Main Street in Mariposa.  Access is limited to trained and certified MGMC members, who check out a key at the Store.

Mariposa Gem and Mineral Club Store

Our Store is located at 4994 7th Street, Mariposa.  We offer items created or collected by our members.

Field Trips

Our field trips (for members only) range from the Nevada to the Pacific Coast.  Many members enjoy camping on extended trips.

Classes and Certifications

We offer a variety of classes on semi-precious stone and dichroic jewelry preparation.  Certification for equipment use is offered when needed.

Local Mining History

There are 1401 mines in Mariposa County.

Join Us

Yearly Membership fees:  $20 singles,   $30 couples,   $35 families.