You are about to enter the fabulous world of rock hounding, silver smithing, faceting, lapidary and friendships with others who enjoy gem and mineral education and excitement.
The Quartzsite Roadrunners Gem & Mineral Club (QRGMC) is a premier gem and mineral club in the US. We are perhaps the largest club in both membership and in the availablility of equipment for learning all about the various methods of turning rocks and gemstones into jewelry. Our location in Quartzsite Arizona gives us access to some of the best rock hounding territory in the country.
The club has dozens of instructors and staff to assist you in your pursuit of skills in many areas of jewelry making and lapidary interests. All of our instructors and staff are volunteers with sincere dedication and skills in their particular areas of participation in the club. Rock hounding trips are scheduled every week to ensure members have a collection of raw material to work with.
A mandatory orientation for new members is held every Thursday at 8:00 AM in the multi-purpose room, 65 Ironwood. In addition, each major shop area sponsors an orientation class so you will be familiar with the tools and machinery associated with that shop. For the lapidary shop, the silver shop and the faceting shop, this orientation is required before a new member may use the shop. We also recommend that anyone who has not used a shop area for more than two years retake the orientation.
So, take a virtual web tour of our club and then, for the real fun, come join us as a member.