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 crafts-persons. A small use fee is collected for each session. Please check our Classes/Workshops page or our 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. The workshop is closed when classes are being held.

$25 One Adult (18 or older)
$35 One Parent + Children (aged 8-17)
$40 Family (2 adults + children aged 8-17)

Monthly Meetings:
Third Thursday | 7:00pm
Escondido Masonic Center | 1331 S. Escondido Blvd. | Escondido, CA 92025

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.