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DMLS - Des Moines Lapidary Society
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2017 Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, & Fossil Show
Saturday Oct 21th
9am - 5pm
Sunday Oct 22th
10am - 4pm
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

Saturday Oct 7, 2017
Board Meeting:   6:00 pm
Club Gathering:   7:00 pm

Clubhouse Address
2608 24th St.
Des Moines IA 50310

Upcoming Meetings

Sat Nov 4, 2017

Events for the Week

<< Week 42 of Sunday, October 15, 2017 >>
 Sun
10/15/2017
Mon
10/16/2017
Tue
10/17/2017
Wed
10/18/2017
Thu
10/19/2017
Fri
10/20/2017
Sat
10/21/2017
9:00 AM         DMLS - Gem & Mineral Show (Events Calendars) 
10:00 AM        Show Load - DMLS 2017 Oct Show (Events Calendars) 
11:00 AM      
12:00 PM        Setup - DMLS 2017 Oct Show (Events Calendars) 
3:30 PM     Open Shop (Events Calendars)    
4:00 PM     Show Pre-load - DMLS 2017 Oct Show (Events Calendars)   
5:00 PM    
7:00 PM      
7:30 PM       

Dugway

GEODE

Septarian

GEODE

Choyas (Coconut)

GEODE

Strip of polished rocks