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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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: