North Seattle Lapidary and Mineral Club

Dedicated to the joy of learning about, finding, collecting,
sharing, identifying, polishing and using rocks and minerals
to create things of interest and beauty.

Club Meetings

The club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

The meetings start at 7:30 PM and typically feature club business, members' show-n-tell, and a presentation. All ages and levels of interest are welcome!

Next Meeting: August 13th, 2024

Time: 7:30 PM
Juniors Program: 6:45 PM
Chris Stearns
Chris Stearns has been a member since 2020. He was fascinated with rocks as a child, curating a nice collection over time. Only recently did he rekindle his interest in the subject and has been a regular member along with his wife, Katherine, and daughter, Ellie. His favorite rocks are thundereggs and meteorites.

The topic of the August presentation will be the Mystery of Meteorites. Meteorites are extraterrestrial rocks that hold secrets to the universe and other worlds. In this presentation, I will describe where meteorites come from, what they are composed of, where you can find them on Earth, and much more information. Join me while we explore the field of otherworldly geology, including a show-and-tell of some of my favorite specimens as we try to unlock... the mysteries of meteorites!

Future Meeting Dates

 9/10/2024, 10/8/2024, 11/12/2024, 12/10/2024


United Evangelical Free Church:
1420 NW 80th St, Seattle, WA  98117

Limited parking is available on site, along with street parking (particularly south of 80th) and a lot at the nearby HomeStreet bank, Bus service on the D-line and Route 15  is one block away, or a 5 minute walk to the 45. 

Contact Us


Attend two consecutive club meetings to qualify for membership.

Shows and Events

We hold an annual Rock and Gem Show in the spring  and a Summer Rock Sale in August. See our Shows and Events page for details on this and other events.

Field Trips

Our summers are full of field trips. Most are day trips but a few involve overnight stays.  All trips are child-friendly.


Useful websites, videos, and other info for the casual and serious rockhound and lapidary artist.


If you have wonderful rocks that need a new home, their donation to our club will ensure that they find the perfect place. Contact us at