In 2009 the Club opened a lapidary shop at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street on the East side of Madison. At last, a public rock-cutting lab is available in Madison again. The lab is open to the public. We ask a small fee, and have a certification process. For Spring 2010, the lab is open Saturdays 9-1, and 1-5 pm (two four-hour sessions.) The lab will will also host the spring Lapidary mini-courses offered in conjunction with the UW Memorial Union.
The fee is $5 for Club members and $7 for non-members. Certification is achieved by (a) Having completed the MATC lapidary course offered a few years ago. (b) Completing one of the courses currently offered by the Madison Gem and Mineral Club (c) Taking a "crash course" offered periodically, or on demand, by the Lab Education Coordinator (d) by demonstrating knowledge of lapidary equipment to the Lab Manager.