The Bristol Gem and Mineral Club fosters interest in the earth and geological sciences, minerals, and the lapidary arts.We hold monthly meetings that include educational presentations in these fields, organize field trips, and put on a popular annual gem and mineral show. 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... [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, March 14, 2017. Join us for a program by club member Fritz Moritz–“Beautiful Connecticut Minerals and Gems.” Fritz has become an expert mineral photographer so you know there will be some great photos to look at! We’ll begin at 7PM with a short business meeting; followed by refreshments, a silent auction, and… [Read More]
Our next meeting is Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Join us for a special program! It’s your chance to get Tucson-quality specimens at a price you can’t beat – free! Come join the fun at our first ever (as far back as I can remember) Rockhound Bingo. February’s program is certified to delight those of us who cannot… [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.