FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  About Us

No. We promote the study and practices of the lapidary arts. We do have a swap Saturday the 3rd Saturday of the month from 11am to 2pm where members can sell/swap with other members or the public.

No.  We also can not recommend people or businesses that do appraisals.

No.  We can not make recommendations like this because it could appear we favor one business or person over the other. We encourage individuals to join the club and learn how to do these things themselves with the shared knowledge of our members.


Stop by our clubhouse during one of our monthly meetings or any day we have open workshop hours. Fill out a membership form and pay your annual dues. (cash or check) You can print and fill out the membership form ahead of your visit by downloading this form DMLS Membership Form.

Same process as joining or download and fill out the form (DMLS Membership Form) and mail it to our post office box.

Not at this time, but we are looking into this option in the future.

Our membership year runs from January to December annually. Active memberships have these benefits:

DMLS Monthly Newsletter (Emailed to you)
Access to DMLS private Facebook forum
Access to DMLS library
Equipment training
Workshop accessibility
Participation in classes
Membership in American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS)
Membership in Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies (MWF)
and... A GREAT social atmosphere to learn and share your creative ideas!!!

  Clubhouse & Equipment


Rock Workshop:
  Wet Grinders [2]
  Trim Saws (Oil) [3]
  Trim Saw (Water) [1]
  10" Slab Saws (Oil) [2]
  16" Slab Saw (Oil) [1]
  20" Slab Saw (Oil) [1]
  24" Slab Saw (Oil) [1]
  Cabbing Machines (Water) [5]
  24" Flat Lap
  6" Flat Lap
  Small Drill Press
  Dual High Polish Lap
Silver Workshop:
  4 workstations with Tools
  Fume filters
  Metal Tumblers
  Metal Polishers
Other Equipment:
  Facetrons [2]


  DMLS Annual Show

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