stromatelite collected by borrego rock and gem club  BRAG
Borrego Rock & Gem Club (BRAG)

Meetings are the 4th Wednesday of the month and field trips are the 2nd Wednesday of the month. 

Find out about the educational programs, trips, activities, and meetings for the upcoming months. Meets at the ABDNHA Activity Room, 652 Palm Canyon Drive.  BRAG membership applications available online and at the ABDNHA Borrego Desert Nature Center, 760-767-3098. If you are interested in joining the rock and gem club, we encourage you to attend. New members welcome! 

For more information about BRAG:

If You Are Big on Rocks, Minerals and Geology, then the BRAG Club Should be Big with You.

Got rock? The Borrego Rock and Gem (BRAG) Club is for people who want to learn about rocks and minerals, general geology and participate in geology related field trips and lectures. The club has been rocking since February 2003.

BRAG club membership is obtained through joining two organizations - ABDNHA (Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association) and CFMS (California Federation of Mineralogical Societies).

ABDNHA membership allows the club to use ABDNHA's facilities, office equipment, display and web space. Additional information regarding ABDNHA can be found at their website:

CFMS membership allows the club to have liability insurance, take part in CFMS-sponsored field trips, and have access to CFMS videos, books and other teaching tools. Further information regarding CFMS can be found at their website:

Cost breakdown of BRAG Membership fees

ABDNHA Basic Membership - $35.00* / year

*You can also join ABDNHA at a higher level if you wish to support desert education. 
BRAG club dues - $16

Additional members of the same family $10

BRAG fees include CFMS Membership and insurance.
TOTAL: $51.00 per year

How do I Join?


For online membership, download the BRAG membership packet.  Fill out the BRAG Membership Application Form in the packet, and send the application, together with payment, to the address on the form.
borrego rock and gem club members on field trip