We are a non-profit hobby organization interested in all aspects of the Earth Sciences and Arts. This includes geology, mineral identification and collecting, paleontology, fossil identification and collecting, archaeological stone-age work, field trips related to these things, lapidary shaping and faceting of display and gemstone quality items, tumble polishing, jewellery settings, metal forming, and more.
Founded in 1959, the CRLC is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in close proximity to many world-class fossil treasures and fossil-fuel sources. Our Studio space and club activities are mainly funded through our operation of our annual CRLC Gem, Mineral & Fossil show.
Please check our club event Calendar to keep up to date with special programs, monthly meetings, classes, our workshop, and field trips. New members are always welcome! Please check our Membership page for full details and instructions.
CRLC Jewelry Studio
Our jewelry studio contains equipment for silversmithing such as:
- Rolling Mill
CRLC Lapidary Studio
Our lapidary Studio contains equipment for sawing and polishing rocks into cabachons such as:
- Pixie grinders
- 10″ to 24″ saws
- Polishing wheels
Use of the Jewelry and Lapidary Studios are available for any member on drop-in nights for a small charge, or is available at any other time for Studio members.