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.

Its Show Time!

2022 Madsion Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show is back!


Saturday Nov 19th, 930a-5p

Sunday Nov 20th, 10a-5p


Exhibition Hall @

Alliant Energy Center

1919 Alliant Energy Center Way

Madison WI

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. NOTICE: The pandemic has limted availablity greatly. The Facebook page is your best resource for updates.

Introduction to Lapidary

Registration through the Wheelhouse Studios registration page.

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.

For current updates, please join our Facebook group!

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.

Please email for the most up to date application

Send dues to Treasurer (Rick Maske) at meetings or club address:

Madison Gem & Mineral Club,

P.O. Box 8882

Madison, Wi. 53708