Gem Club Workshop

PGMC is reopening the lapidary workshop on Tuesday, June 2  and welcoming members to use the shop following these procedures:

1.  Use is by appointment only.  To make an appointment, send an email to Steve Dudar at at least 24 hours in advance.  (If you do not have email, you may call Steve at (201) 873-9645). We will host just two members and a foreman in the shop at a time. The available shop hours will be as before—1 to 4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.   We will follow the CDC recommendations on social distancing.

2.  We require that you wear a face mask.  Please bring your own as we will not be providing them.  On entering shop, you will be asked to use hand sanitizer.

The foreman will be cleaning shop machines and surfaces per CDC guidelines.
Let’s rock and stay safe!

Come be a member of our club and enjoy our workshop.  Go to the To Join Our Club page and join. There is a membership application and the liability release form to be filled out and submitted first and then the moon and stars are yours!


Days of usage are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 1pm to 4pm. Tuesday evening is open by appointment only. Please contact Dana Ramsey for availability.

Come by and make use of your club’s fully equipped lapidary shop located at:

430 S. Montezuma (actually on S. Granite)
Suite B, in Prescott.

(When parking at the shop, if there is a member’s car already there (with the yellow club sticker in the window), please park behind them if there is room. Parking is limited and there are other tenants we need to be respectful of.  Thanks…)

Below is a map for directions.

The workshop does have a hot water heater for both the sink and all grinding equipment. No frozen fingers in the winter months!!!

We thank all of you who have donated time, equipment, and supplies to continue to improve and help make our workshop a success for all members to enjoy. A very special thanks to all the Foremen who dedicate their time so we all can enjoy the use of the equipment available and continue to develop our lapidary skills, new and old alike.

Lead Foreman: Steve Dudar

Foremen: Jeff Walker, Paul Greminger, Mark Wenden,  Steve Fox, and Mike McDevitt

If you have not yet begun your journey in learning the art of Lapidary, are eager to learn, and you are a member of Prescott Gem and Mineral Club, we do offer training in safety and how to use all the equipment (excluding the large slab saws). Either contact Steve Dudar or you may sign up at any General Meeting to be scheduled to learn and experience the excitement of turning a raw piece of stone into a work of art!

For more information contact Steve Dudar at 201-873-9645 or email at

Steve Dudar