Welcome to the Madison Gem and Mineral Club. Our purpose is to promote and encourage the study of mineralogy, lapidary arts, gemology, paleontology, and other allied fields.
The Madison Gem and Mineral Club has monthly meetings the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the AB20 Lecture Hall in Weeks Hall, UW Department of Geoscience. Meetings are free and open to all.
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Feb 2- March 12
#1750.401 5:15 - 9:15 pm
March 26-April 30
#1750.501 5:15 - 9:15 pm
To register, contact the UW Mini Course office at 262-3156, or online at http://www.union.wisc.edu/minicourses.htm
Please check the newsletter for info about the next meeting and any announcements:
Dues are $12 for an individual; $16 for a family. Thanks!
The lapidary lab Is at Harker Heating and Cooling, 87 W Beltline Hwy, Madison, WI.
High Pressure Sprayer
Next, We have an exciting new tool at the lab- A high pressure water sprayer. The spray strength and pattern are adjustable to give you the right pressure you need to clean your fossil and mineral specimens. You can carve away matrix stone on fossils, take scale off of crystals, or clean the crud out of your mineral specimens. We are currently building a spraying booth, and will be training the supervisors to use and assist others in the use of the tool. There will probably be a nominal use fee, similar to the lab use fee, and depending on demand, a sign-up sheet may be needed.
New QR code for lapidary lab location (87 W Beltline Hwy):
NOTE: open lab Thursday nights 5 - 9 pm and Saturdays 9 am - 1 pm, 1 pm - 5 pm.
Take the Rimrock road exit off the beltline and go south. Take the 1st left at the Badger Bowl, and then a quick left on Nob Hill Rd. just past the Badger Bowl. Follow this around the curve and you will see Harker Heating. Turn in their driveway, and we are the building to the left of the parking lot. Eventually we will have a sign on the building.