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Robert Brown,
Tel. 604-794-7296
E mail:
Robert Brown


Karen Archibald
E mail:
Karen Archibald


Executive Secretary:
Georgina Selinger,
P.O. Box 254, Station A
Abbotsford, BC V2T 6Z6
Tel. 604-852-1307
E mail:
Georgina Selinger

The British Columbia Lapidary Society

Welcome to the official web site of the umbrella association for the rockhounding clubs of British Columbia, Canada

2017 BCLS Calendar now on Sale; only $10.
View 2017 Winners | Order Form | 2018 Contest

General Meeting
April 2, 2017 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Abbotsford Senior Association
2631 Cyril Street, Abbotsford BC
Door prize draw.
Presentation by: Harley Waterson
"Stone with Optical Phenomena"
(tiger-eye, opal, star stones)
You are encouraged to bring specimens
relating to the topic for show & tell.

Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday of the May long weekend at Rendezvous. Visit Rendezvous for more information.

Fall meeting will be held the first or second Sunday of October, whichever is not the Thanksgiving weekend.

The BCLS is a non-profit organization founded to encourage and promote the lapidary hobby in British Columbia. The organization consists of thirty charter member clubs, with a membership of approximately 1,500 people who collect rocks, minerals, crystals and fossils. The BCLS is a member of the Gem and Mineral Federation of Canada (GMFC) that offers a scholarship.
The Society presents an annual BC Gem & Mineral Show in April, which is well supported by clubs from across the province, plus numerous dealers from across North America.

Demonstrator at the Show

The Society organizes two major field trips -- the Annual Rockhound's Rendezvous in May each year to one of the affiliated clubs' areas, and the Summer Camp to explore a more remote region of the province.

Fossiliferous chalk, Rendezvous 1999

Join us by becoming a member of an affiliated club and experience a new way of looking at the Earth, and our place on it. Explore stunning backcountry areas, hunt rocks and minerals, learn to work and set gemstones. Expand your horizons, open your mind. It's an exciting place out there!

Massive sediments, Rocky Mtns

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