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aos_logo.gif (5154 bytes)The American Opal Society is an non-profit organization, educational in nature, whose primary purpose is promoting interest and knowledge of this precious gem. If you are an Opalholic (i.e. passionate opal lover), the American Opal Society is for you!!! We pursue the study and sharing of information about OPAL.

Our members include artisans, craftspeople, designers, educators and laymen whose vocation and/or avocation is opal.  One-time initiation fee and annual dues are used to pay for the operations of the Society.

If you share our love of opal, we welcome you to join our society. Together we will gain both pleasure and knowledge while furthering the Society's goals.

Here are some of the attributes of our organization:

  • Monthly Newsletter, The Opal Express, With Great Articles On Opal and Related Topics. The Opal Express Archives are for AOS members only.  If you are a member, a password is needed to enter the members-only protected area.  To get a password, request one by e-mailing the webmaster or check the latest issue of your Opal Express.

  • Monthly Meeting In Orange County, California, With Guest Speakers, Refreshments And Club Activities.

  • The 51th Annual Opal, Gem & Jewelry Show will be at the Business Expo Center, on 1960 S. Anaheim WayAnaheim,CA 92805, on November 3 & 4, 2018.  The most opal dealers under one roof in the USA!  With Demonstrators,  refreshments And Club Activities.

  • Field Trips In The California/Nevada/Arizona Area For Opal And Mineral Collecting. Other areas in the Western USA are occasionally visited also.

  • Extensive Library On Opals And Gems, With Many Out Of Print And Rare Opal Books.  Library items are available only to our Southern Californian members.

  • The OpalSociety Yahoo Group is a public bulletin board to that the Society uses for announcements of activities at the American Opal Society.  It is also used to discuss with other opal and gem enthusiasts questions, ideas, etc., about opals and related topics. It is accessible to anyone to read, but only those who join the groip can contribute.  Please join it and ask you opal questions and comments.

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The American Opal Society
P.O. Box 4875
Garden Grove, CA 92842-4875

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The American Opal Society is a member of the following organizations:

California Federation of Mineralogical Societies

American Federation of Mineralogical Societies

Special Congress Representing Involved Bulletin Editors (S.C.R.I.B.E.)