Welcome to FGMS

Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society is a nonprofit organization located in sunny Fallbrook, CA.


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Welcome to Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society

Our Free Museum and Gift Shop are Open Friday 11am - 3pm & Saturday 10am - 4pm.
Our membership meetings are now being held in person at the Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society meeting rroom (123 W. Alvarado Street, Fallbrook) at 7 pm on the 2nd Thursday of the month September-May

Covid-19 notice to all FGMS members & visitors

Pursuant to the County and CDC health recommendations, unvaccinated persons should wear a mask indoors;  all others are encouraged to wear masks indoors. Exceptions for certain individuals unable to wear a mask will be made as before. 

FGMS was founded in 1957. We are a group of individuals who share common interests in gems, minerals, jewelry, geology, paleontology and the related earth sciences and lapidary arts. The Society is based in Fallbrook, San Diego County, California -- just a "stone's throw" from some of the most productive gem mining areas in the United States.

You won't believe what we've been hiding in Fallbrook!

mindat.org SHOW REPORT Jolyon Ralph came to the Fair and was so impressed by the exhibits and vendors at the San Diego Fair that he posted a show report on mindat.org ... click the button below  for the full report.mindat.org - it is THE resource for mineral information on the internet. Please check them out & support them!


Dear FGMS supporters, 

First of all, my greatest thanks for volunteering for this year's Fair. Your help has made our endeavor not only a monetary success, but a PR triumph. Fair visitors LOVE us! Our little rockhounds and future FGMS members are visiting in droves. Bravo!

You have also helped us fill almost the entire volunteer schedule, but there are some days/evenings that need filling. In desperation I ask you to consider one last slot at the Fair:  

  • This Sunday - 6/19, 3:30 to 10 pm:  Meg Berry could really use another person. She also is doing 6/26 and 7/3 (Sundays) with a skeleton crew.  Help!
  • Tuesday evenings 6/23 and 6/30 3:30 to 10 pm:  Lea Barton has only one volunteer for these days. Yikes!
  • I am filling in on day shifts 6/19, 6/22, 6/29,7/2, 7/3 and 7/4. If it comes to it, I'll do evenings too, but I get brain dead after 5pm.  If they had a 3 a.m. shift I'd be perfect!  Therefore, if you can help with these crucial evening shifts, I and the team leaders would be so grateful. Give me a call, email or text (760-681-9820).

Lastly every time I go, I marvel at the wonderful job our BJ Cheathem did with our back wall acknowledging our heroes.  Incredible, BJ!  You outdid yourself this year. It's glorious. Thank you.

With warmest regards,


Want to volunteer?
  Please call or text Meline Giannini at (760) 681-9820 
or email her at phillipgiannini@yahoo.com.
Remember volunteers get a 30% discount on one item on the day they volunteer ; )

Viviana Lasley was the 2022 FGMS Scholarship recipient.
She is shown here with Mishelle Rose who awarded her
the scholarship. Viviana will be attending UC Berkeley this
Fall and majoring in the Earth Sciences. Congratulations 
to Viviana!  We wish her well! 


An additional concrete pad was poured so that FGMS can erect two more matching gazebos!
This will provide covered shade for events such as the Rough 'N Cut and other club activities.
Much thanks goes to Fred Rasp for doing such a superb job! 


Did you help FGMS at the Fair? at the Rough 'N Cut? at a work party? at the Fall Fesitval? in the Museum? making grab bags? in the Gift Shop? at a meeting?  Sorting, pricing, cleaning?

You're one of our most important assets:  a Volunteer!

The FGMS spaghetti and meatball Volunteer Appreciation Dinner is for all volunteers that have supported our mission throughout the year.  Bring your family!  Enjoy the camaraderie, swap stories, and enjoy the buffet!  It starts at 5 pm and continues until ...
It will be held at the VFW Post 1924, located at 1175 Old Stage Road in Fallbrook... mark it on your calendar!

Upcoming events

123 W. Alvarado St. Fallbrook, CA 92028
Email: info@fgms.org || Phone: (760) 728 - 1130

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