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 
Taught by Nevin Franke:
Fall Session 1: (9/13-10/18/17) Register by 9/14/17.
Fall Session 2: (10/25-12/6) Register by 10/26/17.
Spring Session: (2/21-4/4/18)
Class times: Wednesdays 5:30pm to 9:15PM (ending at 9 for spring).

For more information about the classes and to register, please call 608-262-3156 or visit UW Mini Courses.

Some Upcoming Area Shows for 2018 that may be of interest:
● Badger Lap Show in Janesville, Rock County Fairgrounds March 24, 25 Craig Center Building
● Kettle Moraine Show, March 10 - 11, Washington County Fair Park
● Blackhawk Show, Davenport IA, April 28, 29


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.
We are going digital! 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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