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P.O. Box 254, Station A
Abbotsford, BC V2T 6Z6
The British Columbia Lapidary Society
Welcome to the official
web site of the umbrella association for the rockhounding clubs of British
2017 BCLS Calendar
now on Sale; only $10.
View 2017 Winners
| Order Form
April 2, 2017 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Abbotsford Senior Association
2631 Cyril Street, Abbotsford
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.
| 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
| 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!