Welcome to Mountain Gems

 


MOUNTAIN GEMS WILL BE CLOSED FEBRUARY 7 & 8 for Family Day.
 
Mountain Gem`s annual Tucson Trip!!
Last Day in Tucson. It's a little bitter sweet, but here's what Bruce and Jamie dug up:
Amethyst Cathedrals, Turquoise beads and & Tourmaline Crystals. Can't wait to see these in person!
 
Faceters: we have some new supply of bright, clean Rose de France Amethyst on the way!
 
We`ll soon have an improved selection of Herkimer Diamonds. (Double- terminated quartz crystals from Herkimer, New York.) These make great jewellery stones for those with metalsmithing skills. (And if you need to learn these skills, just click over to our classes page.)
Warning! There's a gorgeous strands of graduated Rubellite beads on their way to the store!
 
 
Another Tucson teaser... Pinolith!
Bruce and Jamie report that they've found a small supply of this beautifully patterned magnesite/dolomite/graphite rock. Look for slabs at Mountain Gems in the weeks following their return fronm Tucson.
Here's a feature for fossil fanciers! We'll have some cool oyster fossils in the shop by mid February:
"Arctostrea" from the late cretaceous, found in Madagascar. Paired shell specimens will be available at $24.95; single shells at $9.95.
 
Ruby in Fuchsite- Bruce and Jamie have found a couple of nice chunks of this pretty material in Tucson. Look for slabs and cabs in the store in late Feruary.
 
Fordite! (Google it.) We found some more! Come & get it.
 
Bruce and Jamie have found some beautiful cave onyx formations on their annual Tuscon trip. These stalactites were formerly decorating the ceilings of limestone caverns in Chihuahua, Mexico. They'll be just the thing for your man cave! Or woman cave! Look for them in the store in mid February.
We'll also soon have some new-to-us lapidary material: a richly-toned rock from Australia called Autumn Jasper, some ghost agate from Mexico, a deep denim blue Dumortierite from Africa, and something called Cherry Blossom Jasper. Cutters will find slabs available in the shop in late February.


February 2016

 

Sales for the month of February:

BEADS
CUT STONES

Beads- Under- the - Glass
- Sale

( Yes those exciting ones in the front cabinet! )

25% Off

(on top of any previous discounts)

February's Birthstone:

AMETHYST

25% Off

(on top of any previous discounts)



Current and Upcoming
Classes

 

Workshops 2016

 Jade Ring*(FULL)

Weekend Beginner Silversmithing*(FULL)

Advanced Stone Setting(FULL)

Surface Techniques

Beginner Silversmithing- with Cori*

Tension Set Ring*

Beginner Silversmithing- with Kelly*

Beyond the Basics

Weekend Beginner Silversmithing

Beginner Silversmithing- with Cori*

Beyond the Basics

Beginner Silversmithing- with Kelly*

Feb 6

Feb 20 & 21 

Feb 27 & 28

Mar 5 & 6

Mar 10- Apr 28

Mar 12

Mar 22- May 10

Mar 23- May 11

April 23 & 24

May 12- June 30

May 24- July12

May 25- July 13

10:30- 4:30pm

10:30- 4:30pm

10:30- 4:30pm

10:30- 4:30pm

6:30- 9:30pm

10:30- 4:30pm

6:30- 9:30pm

6:30- 9:30pm

10:30-4:30pm

6:30- 9:30pm

6:30-9:30pm

6:30-9:30pm

$145 + GST

$195 + GST

$195 + GST

$195 + GST

$249 + GST

$120 + GST

$249 +GST

$249 + GST

$195 + GST

$249 + GST

$249 + GST

$249 + GST

Beginner classes are marked with an asterisk *.

 

For our full list of classes please see the class page.

 

 

Most of our classes have a maximum of 6 to 8 students & they can fill up fast!

Please give us a call @ 604-298-5883 if you would like to sign up or be put on the interested list for any of our classes.

Or sign up in person at the store:

 

4611 Hastings St

Burnaby, BC

V5C 2K6

 

 

See the BC Lapidary Society Website for Club Shows & Information

 

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