A site for information on rock,mineral and fossil collecting as well as lapidary information for those around the Washington State area
The Washington Agate and Mineral Society (WAMS) is one of the oldest clubs in the state of Washington (founded 1937). Members share a common interest in rocks, minerals and activities such as collecting and Jewelry making.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in rocks and minerals. WAMS has a separate junior branch for youngsters. Regular meetings are the first Tuesday of the month in the First Baptist Church of Lacy at College St. and 22nd (see directions). Meeting time is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for both juniors and adults. (Except the first Tuesday of August when the meeting is a potluck picnic at Priest point park in Olympia).
Club meetings include demonstrations and informative presentations on rock and minerals, a silent auction and a "show-and-tell" segment for members to exhibit their favorite rocks and lapidary work. In Addition WAMS sponsors rock collecting field trips in summer and "how-to-do-it" lessons in jewelry making and related activities in the winter.
WAMS is affiliated with the Washington state mineral council and The Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies.