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:
Summer session: (7/18/2018-8/22/2018) Register by 7/19/18.
Fall Session 1: (9/19-10/24/2018) Register by 9/20/2018
Fall Session 2: (10/31-12/12/2018) Register by 11/1/2018

Class times: Wednesdays 5:30pm to 9PM

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


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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