Welcome To

Des Moines Lapidary Society (DMLS)
2023 Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, & Fossil Show
Saturday Oct 21st
9 am - 5 pm
Sunday Oct 22nd
10 am - 4 pm
Gemstones   ❖   Beads   ❖   Jewelry   ❖   Silver   ❖   Crystals   ❖   Cabochons
Slabs   ❖   Rough   ❖   Mineral Specimens   ❖   Fossils   ❖   Tools   ❖   Findings
Children Activities   ❖   Demonstrations   ❖   Displays   ❖   Speakers
Members Lapidary Work
 
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

Board Meeting

Sat Oct 7 @11am

Membership Meeting

Sat Oct 7 @1pm
Member Meetings Open to Public
 

Upcoming Meetings

Sat Nov 4 @1pm
Sat Dec 2 - Holiday Party
Sat Jan 6, 2023@1pm

Weekly Events

<< Week 38 of Sunday, September 17, 2023 >>
 Sun
9/17/2023
Mon
9/18/2023
Tue
9/19/2023
Wed
9/20/2023
Thu
9/21/2023
Fri
9/22/2023
Sat
9/23/2023
10:00 AM         Member's Work Shop 
12:00 PM       Member's Work Shop   
3:30 PM     Member's Work Shop    
4:00 PM     
7:30 PM       
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Dugway Geode

Utah (USA) - The most common mineral found within them is quartz in various crystals clear, amethyst, and pink.

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Septarian Geode

Utah (USA) - Is a combination of yellow calcite, brown aragonite, grey limestone and white/clear barite.

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Las Choyas Geode

Chihuahua (Mexico) - The most common mineral found within them is quartz in various crystals clear, smokey, and if you are lucky amethyst.