The Bristol Gem & Mineral Club fosters interest in the earth and geological sciences, minerals, and the lapidary arts.Our members include mineral collectors, jewelry makers, gem cutters and faceters, and nature enthusiasts. Anyone interested in rocks, gems, and minerals is welcome to join! We also encourages the spread of the hobby with the general public, schools, and other organized groups, and we are a member of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical Lapidary Societies. [Read More...]
The Bristol Gem and Mineral Club fosters interest in the earth and geological sciences, minerals, and the lapidary arts.
We’re located in Bristol, CT, where we hold monthly educational meetings, field trips, and our Annual Gem and Mineral Show.
Interested in rocks, minerals, lapidary work, fossils, or any other aspect of earth sciences? Then we’re the club for you!
Come join us at one of our meetings and share your interests with a group of enthusiastic, friendly people.
Our next meeting is Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Join us for a program by Kevin Downey about minerals from Namibia. There are SO many classic mineral localities in this country.....Tsumeb, Erongo, and … [Read More...]
Our next meeting is Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Join us for a program by Scott Maier about minerals and gemstones from Tasmania. If you don't know where that is, come to the meeting! We’ll begin at 7PM … [Read More...]
Lapidary CenterThe club has a Lapidary Center where members can cut and polish stones that can be used to create jewelry. The center is equipped with trimming saws, a drill press, and a variety of grinding and polishing machines. [Read More...]
LibraryNew acquisitions and highly popular books are now available! These special items can be borrowed one at a time for one month. Other books may be borrowed for up to two months. A selection of books and DVDs may also be available for your perusal and loan at each meeting. [Read More...]
The Not-So-Small Print
The Bristol Gem & Mineral Club encourages rockhounding and the geological sciences as a hobby with the general public, schools, and other organized groups.
The club is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and maintains financial independence to be able to establish a continuing and adequate meeting place, cooperate with similar organizations, and support expenses. The club is insured and a member of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical Lapidary Societies, Inc.
Annual Gem & Mineral Show
Every year the club holds a Gem & Mineral Show showcasing gems, jewelry, fossils, crystals, educational exhibits and children’s games.
Find out more about this not-to-be-missed event…