25615 West Main Street, Barstow, California 92311, United States


Mojave Desert Gem and Mineral Society

Mojave Desert Gem and Mineral Society Mojave Desert Gem and Mineral Society Mojave Desert Gem and Mineral Society

About Us




Society Objectives 

To collect and study minerals and rocks. To disseminate a general knowledge of the science of mineralogy and allied subjects.  To provide the opportunity for the exhibition and exchange of specimens.

MDGMS Scholarships



   1.  The applicant must reside in San Bernardino County.

   2.  Must be a graduating high school senior or college, university, or graduate school student.

   3.  Must be pursuing a degree and/or career in earth sciences, lapidary arts, or other related fields at an accredited college or university.

   4.  Must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

   5.  Enroll in one class of Earth Science of their choice.

   6.  Scholarship recipients must reapply each year.


The Mojave Desert Gem and Mineral Society has a program to provide scholarships to residents of the Barstow community.  The society was established in 1940 to encourage interest in the earth sciences and lapidary arts and hopes that this program will aid in continuing these interests in future generations.  Funds for the Scholarship Program are obtained from proceeds received from our annual Gem and Mineral Show.




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Mojave Desert Gem and Mineral Society

Mojave Desert gem and mineral society po box 138 Bastow ca 92312