The Palomar Gem and Mineral Club, a non-profit corporation open to all adults and young people, was organized to promote the study of rocks, minerals, gems, fossils and related subjects, such purpose to be developed through regular meetings with educational programs, field trips for the collection of geological specimens, and classes for teaching lapidary arts. The Palomar Gem and Mineral Club shares its knowledge of the earth sciences by sponsoring Gem and Mineral shows featuring exhibits, displays and demonstrations. The Club was founded March 20, 1954.

The Palomar Gem and Mineral Club operates a fully equipped Lapidary Workshop for the exclusive use of our club members. The shop is well equipped and is supervised by experienced lapidary craftsmen and women. A small fee is collected for each session. Please check our website or newsletter for the latest open workshop days and times. This is also where  we hold our special classes in lapidary arts and jewelry making activities. These include silversmithing, faceting, wire wrapping and many others. Please refer to our website or newsletter for a list of upcoming classes and fees. The workshop is closed when classes are being held.

Big thank you to Wild Bill for his presentation on Jade!

March and April Meeting: Cancelled due to Coronavirus Precautions

Attention: Club memberships are due.

$25 Individual (18 or older)
$40 Family (2 adults & children 8-17)
$35 Single-parent & children 8-17)

Important message from our club President:
I want to inform our membership that we have been having discussions regarding our upcoming meetings and the Coronavirus.   We have just been contacted by Redwood Terrace, where we conduct our meetings,  and they have informed us that they will be closing their meeting room to all meetings through the end of April.

We are following their guidelines and will be canceling out monthly meetings for the next 2 months.  As this health concern progresses we will keep our membership informed as to our plans for May.

At this time we are keeping our shop open.  We are stressing to our members that if you feel sick DO NOT come to our shop.   We are authorizing our supervisors that if they feel someone has come to the shop ill, to ask them to leave.  We hope our membership understands this position,  as we have to protect all of our members.  We will continue to monitor this situation and if we feel that we must close our shop, we will keep you informed.

We will still be hosting our annual club show in June.  There has are no public gathering restrictions in place past may as of now.  However, the situation may change and if it does we will inform everyone at that time.

As always, we ultimately want our members safe and healthy.  Please take caution, wash your hands, and let’s stay safe through this health crisis.

Monthly Meetings: Third Wednesday | 7:00pm
Dittus Hall | Redwood Terrace | 710 West 13th Avenue | Escondido