The purpose of the Richland Lithic & Lapidary Society, Mansfield, Ohio, is to create an interest in the study of the earth sciences and all lapidary arts. We also strive to afford the opportunity to share knowledge and working techniques with others.
General society meetings are held on the first Monday of each month, at 7:00 pm, at the Gorman Nature Center. Gorman Nature Center is located at 2295 Lexington Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio 44904. If the first Monday of the month falls on a holiday, then the society meets on the following Monday (1 week after).
Special interest group (class) meetings are typically held September through May, at 7:00 p.m., on the second Monday of the month. Workshops may be about lapidary work, metal craft and other interests, if there is a demand. There are usually a limited amount of available spaces and there is usually a very small fee to attend.
The society also has a tool workshop where members may use the club's machinery, such as grinding wheels, cutting wheels, saws, etc.
The RL&LS conducts a variety of field trips, which are planned throughout the year, to various locations across the state and country. A few of the locations the club has visited include: Duff Quarry - Huntsville, Ohio; Penn Dixie, New York; the Upper Peninsula of Michigan; Flint Ridge, Ohio; and the Herkimer Diamond digs in New York.
Dues to become a club member are as follows:
Adults - $15.00 annually
Children under 16 - $5.00 annually
Family - $20.00 annually
Society dues are due January 1st of each year.
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