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Scottish Mineral & Lapidary Club – Open Saturday

10 September @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

- Free

Lapidary is the art and craft of cutting, shaping and polishing rough stones or minerals and turning them into beautiful creations that can be used as jewellery or ornaments.
Founded in 1958, in the oldest Club of its type in Britain, our aim is to ‘encourage an interest in natural minerals and the craftsmanship related to them, on a non-commercial basis’.
Visitors can view these skills as Members work on stones, facet gemstones or do silverwork during the normal working hours.
Display areas also show photographs of Scottish locations with examples of Members’ finished work, particularly Scottish agate, and with over 5000 specimens in the collection, large examples are shown and an A to Z of many Scottish minerals. Currently, a general theme for this year relates to materials from North America and an ongoing programme (bimonthly) highlights metal compound minerals from the Club collection.
Books on a wide range of related topics are available to Members for reference or borrowing from a comprehensive Library.

Members range from !0 to 90+ years – suited to family groups – general interest, students to specialist professionals.
Access – all on ground level suitable for wheelchair, pram.
Toilets – Male, female and disabled.
Parking – limited, possible in in local streets or by Leith Links (c 5 minute walk).
Nearest buses – Junction Street, foot of Easter Road/ Leith Walk, or Commercial Street, Leith (all 10 to 15 minute walk)


Accessible for wheelchair usersSuitable for familiesLevel of prior knowledge - beginnerLocation - indoorsSubject Area - Volcanoes and Igneous RocksSubject Area - Metamorphic Rocks


An event in the Scottish Geology Festival 2022, organised by the Scottish Geology Trust. Please support us: Discover – Support – Join.

Details

Date:
10 September
Time:
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Scottish Mineral & Lapidary Club
Quality Yard, 20 Maritime Lane off Constitution Street, Leith
Edinburgh, EH6 6RZ United Kingdom
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Phone:
0131 554 0004
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Organiser

Scottish Mineral & Lapidary Club
Phone:
0131 554 0004
Email:
ian.nixon.marshall @icloud.com
View Organiser Website

Details

Date:
10 September
Time:
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Event Tags:

Venue

Scottish Mineral & Lapidary Club
Quality Yard, 20 Maritime Lane off Constitution Street, Leith
Edinburgh, EH6 6RZ United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Phone:
0131 554 0004
View Venue Website

Organiser

Scottish Mineral & Lapidary Club
Phone:
0131 554 0004
Email:
ian.nixon.marshall @icloud.com
View Organiser Website
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