About Us

Our purpose is to sponsor, stimulate and encourage group activities which in any way may develop knowledge and understanding of the earth sciences.


    The history of the Shadow Mountain Gem and Mineral Society goes back to 1951 and a group of rockhounds meeting in a small village known as Palm Desert. By 1954 the club was incorporated and a member of the Federation.
    Today the Shadow Mountain Gem and Mineral Society is an
energetic and active rockhounding club. With multiple field trips being led most months, the S.M.G.M.S. has something to offer all rockhounds. The Desert Hobbyist is our official bulletin mailed monthly to all members.
    Contact Us or Come join us at our Monthly Meetings.