Who is the Maricopa Lapidary Society?

Established in 1948, the Maricopa Lapidary Society is devoted to educating its members and the general public about the Lapidary Arts. We share knowledge about rocks, gemstones and minerals, along with the creative skills necessary for cutting and polishing these materials to reveal their natural beauty.

What is the Maricopa Lapidary Society?

The Maricopa Lapidary Society is a group of people with varied backgrounds and ages, who share a passion for Lapidary. Rewarding club experiences are made possible by the efforts of an all-volunteer organization which relies on the time and talents of our members. We encourage everyone to get involved in helping with activities, such as classes, field trips, displays, or our booth at gem shows.

Upcoming Events

Lapidary Classes
Lapidary Classes, taught by Doug Duffy, take place at the North Mountain Visitor Center and are held for 4 consecutive Wednesdays from 9:00 am till Noon. Price is $60 for 12 hours of Instruction. Classes are held in Doug's classroom at the Visitor Center. There are four grinding/sanding units and at least one brand new trim saw for your use. Once completed, you will be certified by Doug on all of the lapidary equipment in the classroom and will be eligible to participate in Open Studio on Thursdays. Call Doug for more info at 602.973.4291. This class fills fast since there is only room for four students at a time, so call Doug as soon as you know you want to take his class to get on the wait list.

Regular Club Meetings
Our meetings are scheduled to take place at 7:00PM on the third Tuesday of each month (excluding July), and are held at the North Mountain Visitor Center, 12950 N 7th Street, Phoenix AZ. Each month, we feature educational presentations by guest speakers or skill demonstration by local artisans, some of which are our own members, and may include some hands-on activities. There are door prizes and refreshments. Visitors are welcome! Attend 3 meetings or MLS functions to be eligible to join the club.
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Field Trips

No plans for field trips at this time.

Upcoming Gem Shows

Prescott Gem and Mineral Club 16th Annual Show and Sale
August 2-3-4 at Findlay Toyota Center
Adult Admission $5.00
Seniors, Veterans and Students $4.00
Children 12 & Under Free (with paid Adult)
Free parking.
Map & Directions
Starts: 08/02/2024 12:00 PM
Ends: 08/04/2024 4:00 PM

Clarkdale Rocks Gem & Mineral Show "53rd Show"
Sponsored by the Mingus Gem & Mineral Club
September 27-29, 2024
Clark Memorial Clubhouse Auditorium
Fri & Sat 9am - 5pm, Sun 9am - 4pm
Free Admission
Map & Directions
Starts: 09/27/2024 9:00 AM
Ends: 09/29/2024 4:00 PM

Other Resources

Rock and Gem Magazine has a website with listings of all official shows in the U.S. Their website is: http://www.rockngem.com. You can pick a state at the top of the page for Arizona.