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Kitsap Mineral and Gem Society Welcomes You

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Kitsap Mineral and Gem Society

The Kitsap Mineral and Gem Society was founded in 1939.  A long-standing community of artists and "rockhounds" have been gathering together to share in the joy and the adventure that comes along with collecting gems and minerals.  We love exploring the outdoors, which often includes digging in the dirt!  Once we've found these treasures, then we shape our finds into beautiful art pieces.  For over 80 years, our club has been a part of the community.  Our annual Fall Festival of Gems is well known in the area and gathers thousands together.  Join us for one of our monthly meetings, learn about field trips and collecting sites, watch demonstrations from experts, and simply enjoy the community that embodies rock collecting.  Email us at the contact link above or find us on Facebook.  Go to our "Pay Dues or Donate" tab for our membership application and payment.

Fall Festival of Gems
November 18th and 19th, 2023

Mark your calendars for the annual Fall Festival of Gems!  We are one of the largest shows in the Pacific Northwest, complete with family fun, vendors, demonstrators, and more!

More details below about the event, and additional info on our Festival of Gems tab.

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Upcoming Events

  • February Monthly Meeting
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Feb 10
    Bremerton
    Feb 10, 7:00 PM – 8:40 PM
    Bremerton, 3670 Chico Way NW, Bremerton, WA 98312, USA
    Meet the club! Meetings are a great time to connect with other rockhounds and lapidary enthusiasts.
  • July Club Pic-Nic
    Sat, Jul 08
    Poulsbo
    Jul 08, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Poulsbo, 18349 Caldart Ave NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370, USA
    Our Annual pic-nic is always a blast! Potluck side dishes, burgers and dogs provided!
  • Kitsap Fair and Stampede club booth
    Aug 23, 10:00 AM – Aug 27, 5:00 PM
    Bremerton, 1250 Fairgrounds Rd NW, Bremerton, WA 98311, USA
    Join the club at the Kitsap Fair! We host a booth in the Presidents' Hall for outreach into the community.
  • Fall Festival of Gems 2023!
    Sat, Nov 18
    Bremerton
    Nov 18, 10:00 AM – Nov 19, 5:00 PM
    Bremerton, 1250 Fairgrounds Rd NW, Bremerton, WA 98311, USA
    Our annual Fall Festival of Gems is the rock-lover's event of the year!
  • Field Trips
    Check with the club for the latest info
    Location is TBD
    Check with the club for the latest info
    Location is TBD
    Sometimes club members will volunteer to lead field trips to local dig sites. The Washington State Mineral Council also has regular monthly field trips. You must be a member of KMGS to participate in field trips and to be covered by club insurance.
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Take Action

In our hobby, we must remain active in talking about the use of our lands and the access to our dig sites.  Share your thoughts with legislators about our public lands and resources here:

After you customize your letter, email our representatives here:

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