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, November 8, 2016, when we will have a program by club member Bob Martinchek. Bob, who was recently featured in the Mineralogical Record supplement on Northeast Mineral Collections, chooses his specimens on the basis of color and uniqueness. Join us to see photographs of his collection that represent the whole spectrum of… [Read More]
From The Bristol Press – Oct 16, 2016 by Erica Schmitt BRISTOL — Rock hounds, gem enthusiasts, students and space buffs flocked to the Beals Community Center this weekend to share in a common passion. The Bristol Gem & Mineral Club’s 44th annual Gem and Mineral Show saw a record turnout Saturday and Sunday, according to… [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.