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 The Gem Stone Connection by Louis Dezeran (first President of the Columbia Gem & Mineral Society), published in South Carolina Wildlife Magazine January/February 1978


Club Lapidary Workshop Classes:


Glass Fusing Class taught by Sue Shrader 



To sign up for classes contact Sue Shrader at (803)736-9317 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You MUST have paid your 2012 dues to take classes. In addition, there is the $2.00 per hour workshop use fee. 




Diane Mason is offering classes at her studio

Contact Diane at 843-634-6497 (home) or 843-621-0003 and e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for directions and additional information.





To use the rock saws or cabochon Gary Hert 794-9362.  Please provide as much advance notice as possible. Gary’s work schedule varies from week to week.

Refer to the checklist prior to using the equipment at the workshop. The checklist has reminders about important aspects of equipment operation in order to keep them in good operating condition.

$2.00 per hour workshop user fee for all use of the workshop including classes. You must have paid your 2012 dues in order to use the workshop.




Faceting Guild

For more information call Fred Meetze at 803 -360-7114

Meetings the second Monday of the month at Fred Meetze's workshop, please call Fred if you plan to attend.


Area Shows


November 23-25—Mobile, AL:

Mobile Rock & Gem Society; Abba Temple Shrine;

7701 Hitt Rd.; Jim Patterson, (251) 510-8528; jinandde@


Nov. 23-25—SalemRoanoke, VA: Annual show;

Roanoke Valley Mineral & Gem Society; Salem

Civic Center; 1001 Boulevard;


March 8-10, 2013 Augusta, GA,  Aiken Gem, Mineral and Fossil Society & Augusta Gem and Mineral Society
25th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show .. Julian Smith Casino  2200 Broad St. Augusta, GA. Herman. Kunis (706) 855-7357   or





25th Annual Aiken

Augusta Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

For more information: 

Aiken Gem, Mineral & Fossil Society

Augusta Gem & Mineral Society 

  Graves Mountain 2012-2013

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