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. 
December Potluck
December 10, 2017 at 2pm
At Prairie Universalist Church (2010 Whenona Dr Madison)
Bring a dish to pass and serving utensil. Club will provide coffee. BYO if you prefer a different beverage. Please do not arrive before 2pm out of respect for other church activities.

There will be no regular Tuesday meeting in December

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.

Dues are Due!
Annual Membership 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

For current updates, please join our Facebook group

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. 

September meeting topic and summary: World Archaeology at the Logan Museum of Anthropology

The Logan Museum, founded in 1893, is one of two museums on the Beloit College campus. It houses more than 300,000 objects from 125 countries and over 600 cultural groups. Archaeological collections represent the entire span of human history. This presentation will review collections from selected parts of Africa, Europe, Asia, and North and South America. It will focus on the field expeditions that collected the objects as well as current research and educational uses of the collections.


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.

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