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DMLS - Des Moines Lapidary Society
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2018 Gem, Jewelry, Mineral & Fossil Show
Saturday Oct 20th
9 am - 5 pm
Sunday Oct 21st
10 am - 4 pm
Gemstones   ❖   Beads   ❖   Jewelry   ❖   Silver   ❖   Crystals   ❖   Cabochons
Slabs   ❖   Rough   ❖   Mineral Specimums   ❖   Fossils   ❖   Tools   ❖   Findings
Children's Activites   ❖   Demonstrations   ❖   Displays   ❖   Speakers
What We Do...
We offer many ways to expand your lapidary experiences...

Welcome to Des Moines Lapidary Society (DMLS)

Formed in 1955, the Des Moines Lapidary Society's mission is to promote, enjoy, and develop the study and practices of the Lapidary arts.  Our lapidary club promotes popular interest and education in lapidary, the craft of carving, shaping and polishing stone, minerals, and gemstones.  Our club sponsors and provides means for our members to engage in cutting, cabochon shaping, faceting, carving, basic metal work and more.


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Welcome to Des Moines Lapidary Society (DMLS)

The Des Moines Lapidary Society (DMLS) was formed in 1955. The mission of DMLS is to promote, enjoy, and develop the study and practices of the lapidary arts.   We are proud to be one of the very few such organizations in the United States to own the building where we have meetings and a full lapidary workshop.  

The lapidary workshop has a full range of lapidary equipment including trim saws, rock saws, grinders, and cab machines.   Members of the club are welcome to use the equipment after they have been trained to use it safely.  

Next Meeting

No Meetings
July & August

Clubhouse Address
2608 24th St.
Des Moines IA 50310

Upcoming Meetings

Sat Sep 8, 2018
Sat Oct 6, 2018
Oct 20 & 21 DMLS Show

Events for the Week

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7/20/2018
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7/21/2018
10:00 AM         DMLS - Monthly Swap (Events Calendars)   Open Shop (Events Calendars) 
12:00 PM       Open Shop (Events Calendars)   
1:00 PM  Open Shop (Events Calendars)      
3:30 PM    Open Shop (Events Calendars)     
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Dugway

GEODE

Septarian

GEODE

Choyas (Coconut)

GEODE

Strip of polished rocks