Madison Gem and Mineral Club

Rockhounding, Lapidary, Geology, Fossils, Paleontology, Metalsmithing...
Welcome to the Madison Gem & Mineral Club. Purpose: to promote & encourage the study of mineralogy, lapidary, gemology, paleontology, & other allied fields. 
Monthly Meetings
The Madison Gem and Mineral Club has monthly meetings the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the AB20 Lecture Hall in Weeks Hall, UW Department of Geoscience. Meetings are free and open to  all.

Please check the Newsletters and Facebook for info about the next meeting and announcements. 


Introduction to Lapidary 
The club sponsored lapidary class wrapped up on April 28. Feedback from students was positive and the weekly rotation of instructors worked well for them. The next class will be held starting on Wednesday, July 10 for 6 weeks. Class will be half from 5:30 to 9 pm. Registration is available through the Wheelhouse Studios registration pageCourse fee is $149.50. 

Open Lab
Typically open lab is on Saturdays, broken into 2 shifts (per 4 hours: it is $5 for certified club members and $10 for non-members), 9AM to 1PM, & 1PM to 5PM. Please check our Facebook Page for cancellations, etc.

Membership Dues
Annual Rates: 
$15 for individual; $20 for family; $5 for junior up to age 17.
The club has digital newsletters via email, the club site, & Facebook. If you require a hard copy, there is a $6 annual mailing fee. 
 
Send dues to Treasurer (Rick Maske) at meetings or club address: 
Madison Gem & Mineral Club, 
P.O. Box 8882
Madison, Wi. 53708

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Save the Date: Summer Picnic on August 11
Club members are reminded to save Sunday, August 11 for the annual Summer Picnic – 11:30 am to 4 pm. We will be located in the same place as last year. Shelter #1 at Lake Farm County Park. In addition to food and fellowship, materials from the club’s inventory will be for sale. Last year, sales were brisk, so remember to bring cash or check. If anyone would like to help with the picnic, contact a board member.