Madison Gem and Mineral Club

Rockhounding, Lapidary, Geology, Fossils, Paleontology, Metalsmithing...
Welcome to the Madison Gem & Mineral Club. Our purpose is to promote & encourage the study of mineralogy, lapidary, gemology, paleontology, & other allied fields. 
Introduction to Lapidary 
Taught by Nevin Franke:
Fall Session 1: (9/13-10/18) Register by 9/14/17.
Fall Session 2: (10/25-12/6) Register by 10/26/17.
Class times: Wednesdays 5:30pm to 9:15PM.

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

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.


Dues are Due!
Membership rates:
Dues are $15 for an individual; $20 for family; and $5 for junior up to age 17.

We are going digital! The club is moving to free digital newsletters via email, the club site, and 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

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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