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:
NOTE CORRECTION ON DATE: The Club Picnic is Saturday July 26th at 12:00 at Dean & Mary’s house – 192 Starry Road. The food is always great and the conversation is even better! Members whose last names start with A-M are encouraged to bring a side dish to share; those with N-Z last names are encouraged to bring a dessert. Dean and Mary will furnish BBQ chicken, hamburgers, and sausage. Please bring your own chairs, plates, silverware, and beverage. It should be lots of fun – hope to see you there!
Next Monthly Luncheon - Monday August 4 at the Cornerstone Restaurant in Port Angeles at 12:30 (for the entire year’s dates and locations go to the bottom of the Events Tab).
Next Monthly Meeting – (There is no meeting in July) 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!
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!