Searchers Monthly Meetings

Sphere Making with Jim Peterson (presentation video)
March 8, 2022, 7 p.m.
Argentina Agates vs. U.S. Agates, by Luis de Los Santos
Our March speaker is Luis de Los Santos. He will be speaking on Argentina agates vs. U.S. agates; formation, features, familiarity, i.e. Condor, Puma, and Crater agates. Luis was born in Argentina and began collecting rocks, crystals and gold at 6 years old. He attended the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art in Buenos Aires and became well known as an actor in theater, radio and television. However, rocks drew him back. After attending the Denver Gem and Mineral Show in 1989 with a bag full of petrified pinecones and selling them all within 5 minutes, he was hooked! He moved to Ontario, CA and has since returned to Argentina several times a year to explore and dig. His travels to remote, inhospitable areas in Patagonia make Sperry Wash look like Sunday in the park. During his travels he found and named Condor agate in 1992, Puma agate in 1993, and Crater agate in 1997.Articles regarding these finds have been published in Rock & Gem and Lapidary Journal.

General meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at 7PM at the 

Downtown Anaheim Community Center

250 East Center Street, Anaheim, CA 92805


The April meeting is normally rescheduled as the Center is

closed for Maintenance.

Non-members are welcome at the General meetings, in fact we are glad to have an opportunity to show you a little bit of what the Searchers is about.


Standard meeting format is an overview of club activities followed by an educational presentation.  See below for a schedule of presenters.