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Welcome to the Clallam County Gem and Mineral Association [CCGMA]. The CCGMA is a nonprofit corporation organized for the purpose of creating, developing, and encouraging interest in the rock, gem, and mineral hobbies as well as locating and identifying various material through field trips.Our club is one of the few gem and mineral clubs to have its very own workshop, where our members have the use of many types of equipment to practice and perfect their lapidary skills. It also allows us to teach those skills to many newcomers to the hobby. In addition our club has classes on wire wrapping, faceting, chain making and silversmithing. We have creative learning activities for all ages. Each Fall, we sponsor a Gem and Mineral show here in Sequim, Washington.

Current Event Reminders:

Next Monthly Luncheon - Monday September 1 at the 101 Diner in Sequim at 12:30 (for the entire year’s dates and locations go to the bottom of the Events Tab).

Next Monthly Meeting  -  Tuesday,  August 19  at 7:00 p.m.  in The Fifth Avenue, at 500 Hendrickson Road near North 5th Ave in Sequim, Washington.  Visitors are welcome!

Our  FALL OPEN HOUSE will be held on Saturday, August 23 from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Club’s Shop located at 81 Hooker Road, Unit 5, Sequim, WA.  If you have rocks you would like to identify; if you would like to see and know how to cut rocks; if you would like to see and know how to polish stones for use in jewelry or for display, come to the Open House.  Club members will be available to show you the shop and its facilities as well as answer your questions.  Stop in, have a cup of coffee and a cookie! For more information click on Open House.

Representatives will be at the Sequim Farmer’s Market on August 16 and September 6 to share information about the Club.  For more information please click on Farmer’s Market.

We are pleased to announce that STEVE GUSTAFSON, a Sequim native and class of 1965 graduate, will be displaying his American Federation of Mineralogical Society (AFMS) award-winning show cases at our Show on September 13 and 14.   One case will display a combination of Willow Creek and Bruneau jasper from Idaho.  Willow Creek and Bruneau jaspers are generally considered to be two of the world’s finest porcelain jaspers. The second case will consist of petrified wood cabochons from northwest USA locations and several international locations.   For more information, and to view photos of these beautiful cases, please click on:  AFMS Show Cases.   Be sure to stop by the Show in September to see the actual displays – they are very special!

To see the list of all the vendors who will be at our September Show please click on VENDORS.  See the schedule below for wire wrap, glass enamel bead making, and chain maille demonstration times: Demo Schedule .