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Tuscarora Lapidary Society, Inc.
24 Upland Road, Brookhaven, PA 19015

The Tuscarora Lapidary Society is a non-profit educational corporation, and Pennsylvania Purely Public Charity, organized to encourage and teach the science and art of lapidary (the cutting and polishing of gemstones), as well as the arts and sciences associated with lapidary interests.

Come explore gem cutting, jewelry making, and related arts and sciences with us.

We teach the journey from rocks to gems to jewelry.



Public Welcome

Regular meetings of the Tuscarora Lapidary Society are held at 8PM on the second Wednesday of each month (except June, July, and August) at the Springfield Township Municipal Building, 50 Powell Road, Springfield, PA 19064.

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Visitors are always welcome -- just walk in and introduce yourself. A special program, an auction, or presentation on lapidary or related topics follows a brief business meeting.

The Society holds a dinner meeting and awards presentation once per year in June at a local restaurant. There are no meetings in July and August.

If a meeting has to be cancelled due to the weather, a message to that effect should be available on 610-490-5252 by 4 PM on the meeting date.

Program suggestions or comments are welcome.  Click here to send an email to our program chair.


January 11, 2017: NOVA documentary "Quest for Solomon's Mines."

February 8, 2017: Rick Hellman "Fossil sites in the Canadian Rockies." In coming president Hellman will discuss the various sites and their contribution to paleontology.

March 8, 2017: Spring Silent Auction. Everyone is urged to donate unneeded equipment, slabs, rough, and mineral specimens.

April 12, 2017: Metalsmithing Techniques: Casting--Linda Green and Don Schwarzkop

Linda Green will discuss a brief history of metal casting and the various casting techniques employed by the art jeweler including cuttlebone casting, broom casting, tufa casting, ice water casting and salt casting. Don Schwarzkopf will discuss the techniques of wax carving and lost wax casting. Samples of various casting techniques and tools will be on display.

May 10, 2017:  Metalsmithing Techniques: Fabrication--Marthe Roberts-Shea

The title says it all. Marthe will discuss the in and outs of creating settings for gems and stone work.

June 14, 2017: Annual Awards Dinner