Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild, Inc.

Organized: 1954
Joined EFMLS: 1960

Board Members:

Lauren Kairalla
Vice President:
Breigel Leiva
Suzanna Banas
Dianne Mielke
EFMLS Liaison:
Sandy Mielke
Suzanna Banas
Breigel Leiva
The Geode

Public Contact Information:

Region 8
Meetings: Varies – Earliest available Sunday each month
6723 SW 81st Street, Miami FL 33143
TBD 2024
2023 – Westchester Cultural Arts Center, 7930 SW 40th Street, Miami FL 33155
Additional Show/Swap Details:
December 2023 Winter Show The MIAMI MINERALOGICAL AND LAPIDARY GUILD (MMLG) is holding a Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, and Fossil Show on Saturday and Sunday Dec 2 & 3, 2023, at the Westchester Cultural Arts Center, 7930 SW 40 Street, Miami, FL 33155. Saturday show hours are 10 AM to 6 PM, and Sunday hours are from 10 AM to 5 PM. Admission is $6 – children under 12 admitted free (with paid adult admission). There will be mineral and artisan jewelry exhibits and displays, as well as vendors showcasing mineral & fossil specimens, gemstones, fine jewelry, and artisan-crafted collectibles. Children’s activities include jewelry-making sessions, surprise grab-bags, gem mining, geode splitting and scavenger hunts. (Media inquiries – call Sandy Mielke at 305.460.2244)

Additional Info:

The Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild was formed here in South Florida in 1954 and had been an affiliate of and co-located with the Museum of Science at the old Vizcaya site.

Our mission and purpose are to promote interest and education in the various sciences and arts of Geology, Mineralogy, Gemology, Lapidary Crafts, and other related subjects, and to sponsor and provide means of coordinating the work and efforts of all interested persons and groups.

We formally incorporated and received 501 (c) (3) status in 1972.

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