President’s Message


The Prescott Gem and Mineral Club was founded in 2001 by a group of like-minded mineral collectors and lapidary artists. Since beginning with a few dozen people 22 years ago, our club has grown to over 300 current members. We all love our beautiful rock and mineral specimens and enjoy seeing those brought to life with careful cutting, shaping and polishing.

The club holds monthly meetings that discuss planned field trips, special events like our June “Spring Fling,” August Gem and Mineral Show, expert guest speakers and a monthly raffle of interesting specimens donated by our members.

Our field trips explore various locations within Arizona as well as a few places out of state. Many of these locations are well known in the lapidary community.

Our Club’s workshop includes various diamond saws, polishing laps and cabochon machines. We have instructors at the workshop that are eager to help new members with all aspects of working with the equipment to create beautiful stones for jewelry. We also have experts who will show you how to wire wrap your finished stones. Silversmithing classes are held at nearby Yavapai Community College.

If you have ever picked up a really nice rock and wondered what to do with it, join our club and we’ll work with you to bring out the beauty of the piece! It is really satisfying to trim and polish up a stone that you found yourself! You will enjoy making new friends in the Prescott Gem and Mineral Club!

Thank you and hope to see you at our next meeting!
Joel S. Pomerene, P.G.
PGMC President

The club can be contacted at:

Prescott Gem and Mineral Club
P.O. Box 3923
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
or via email at
or attend our monthly meeting at 9:30 A.M, first Saturday of each month, at the Chino Valley Community Center.