Welcome to the Southern Alberta Rockhounds Association!!

The Shop

There are many things that can be achieved in the studio. Projects include cutting and polishing cabochons, geodes and nodues, slabs, slices, and precious stones


We have a selection of Genie Gem Makers, Polishers, trim saws, poly arbours and more.


SARHA follows all Covid-19 AHS requirments. Our tools are inspected and kept up to date. Members are trained on tool use safety and proper PPE usage during orientation

About Us

We are a non-profit hobby organization founded on March 31, 1983 interested in all aspects of the Earth Sciences and Arts. This includes geology, mineral identification and collecting, paleontology, fossil identification and collecting, archaeological stone-age work, field trips related to these things, lapidary shaping and faceting of display and gemstone quality items, tumble polishing, jewelry settings, metal forming, and more. Located in Lethbridge Alberta at 3620-9th Ave N.

Membership Registration


Our SARHA Studio is a ground level facility that contains workspace, tables and a variety of rock cutting, grinding and polishing machines.

General membership gives you access to our club activities including quarterly meetings, presentations, socials, classes, field trips, committees, SARHA library, and drop-in sessions. Membership in the Southern Alberta Rock Hounds Association automatically gives you membership in and access to events held by member clubs of the Alberta Federation of Rock Clubs and Gem and Mineral Federation of Canada.

For General Members, the studio and equipment can also be used for $5 per hour during open sessions. Drop-in sessions are generally held throughout the week. Check the calendar on the side before you come.