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We are a 501 (c)(7) club that consists solely of volunteers and meets monthly to discuss lapidary topics, mineral collection and geology.  We are the hosts of the annual Fall Festival of Gems at the Kitsap Fairgrounds and Events Center each November.  We have club auctions, run meeting programs, and have field trips to local collection sites.  We do not provide appraisal services, though we have some experienced members that can assist with finding resources or can give a good idea of identification.  We are also members of the Washington State Mineral Council.  Check out their website below and view field trips.  View our Facebook page for current discussions and to connect with others.  We also sponsor scholarships each year.  Scroll down to to read more.  Check out our club mentors list, and contact us with questions on specific lapidary techniques you might be interested in.

Club Mentors

Find Mentors on Many topics

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Marlaina Atkins



Danielle Foss


Flint Knapping

Woody Woodside



Del Sack

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Silver Smithing

Dan Ice

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Rock and Mineral ID

Jill Wetzel

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Cabochon Cutting

Jack Eads

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Garry Mahan


You must be a current resident of Kitsap County, Washington, or a current paid member to receive a scholarship.

Contact Kitsap Mineral and Gem Society to apply for a scholarship.  Information will be announced to local high schools.  Each year we review the applications from students who intend to work in earth science fields.  Continuing education scholarships will be available as well.  Email our scholarship committee to learn more.  View and fill out the application below. 

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