The Nassau Mineral Club was founded about 70 years ago by employees of Sperry corporation who were interested in the study of mineralogy. The club was expanded to include non-Sperry employees and people interested in other fields of geology, such as preparing minerals for jewelry (lapidary). The purpose of our organization is to further and promote interest in all phases of geology, mineralogy, gemology, paleontology, and the lapidary arts by means of meetings, lectures, exhibitions and field trips.
Over the Years, an impressive array of machines and equipment has been purchased. Social bonds were formed, as members worked together to mount exhibitions, take field trips, lecture to school and adult audiences and share exciting specimen discoveries.
Today, the club has over 80 multi-talented members coming from all walks of life and ranging in age from 18 to 96! We have open workshops every Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Garvies Point Museum in Glen Cove. Our Lapidary Workshop is fully equipped with tools and machinery to cut and polish rock slabs and cabochons, facet gems, make chains, cast in silver, enamel metals, cut, form and solder metal, as well as other processes.