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, October 11, 2016. Join us and hear a program by club member Fritz Moritz…..topic of the program to be announced. 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 of the Bristol Senior… [Read More]
Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Join us and hear a program by Ken Feder, who has been conducting an archaeological dig at an ancient soapstone quarry in Peoples State Forest in Barkhamsted. The soapstone was used to make bowls until that material was replaced by clay. Dr. Feder is a Professor of Anthropology at… [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.