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, May 9, 2017. Join us for a program by Rob Rosenblatt (aka Rocko) on collecting localities in New York State for fluorite and quartz. We’ll begin at 7PM with a short business meeting; followed by refreshments, a silent auction, and socializing; and then our program. We meet in the dining room… [Read More]
Our next meeting is Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Join us for a program by club member Dave Korzendorfer on gold. Entitled “Gold Fever,” the program will cover everything you wanted to know about gold, including properties, occurrences, uses, and history. Come and learn about this most precious of metals! There will be a small number of… [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.