Location & Hours
Open Shop Hours:
- Tuesday afternoons 1 to 4 pm
- Tuesday evening 6:30 to 9 pm
- Thursday afternoons 1 to 4 pm
- 1st & Third Saturdays of the month 10 am to 2 pm
Open Shop observes the Covid health order attendance limits. Any club member may attend an Open Shop but attendance is on a "first come, first served" basis, meaning when the facility capacity is reached, no further admittance is allowed.
- During Covid Level Yellow - 1 Shop Steward + 4 Paying Participants
- During Covid Level Blue - 1 Shop Steward + 6 Paying Participants
- During Covid Level Green - 1 Shop Steward + 6 Paying Participants
Daily shop fees are $5. The shop is fully equipment for you lapidary and metalsmith needs, with slabbing saws, trim saws, grinders, polishing wheels, as well as a fully equipped and supplied jewelry production area where you can saw, drill, bend, shape and solder metals.
Members and Visitors are welcome to visit the Club during Open Shop Hours. Find our hours on the Club's event calendar.
Shop Stewards are member volunteers who oversee the operation of each Open Shop session. They make sure equipment is operated properly and safely, greet visitors, collect fees, and provide information to participants. Shop Stewards are trained to monitor safe operation of all shop equipment. They have different and varying levels of expertise, and are not expected to be proficient at operating every tool. It is at the discretion of the Shop Steward whether or not a piece of equipment can be used. If the Steward is not comfortable with a participant's level of experience or training, the Steward has the authority to prohibit use of certain equipment and tools.
New Member Orientation
Every 3rd Saturday of the month a new member orientation is offered for anyone who wants to learn more about using shop equipment. This orientation is free and is strongly encouraged for all new members.
Members are also encouraged to attend, discuss club business, and vote at the monthly business meeting, first Monday of month at 6:30 pm. These meetings are conducted to discuss the annual gem and mineral show, upkeep and purchases of new equipment, the future of the club, and clubhouse, finances, election of the board and officers, and arranging for field trips, classes and other events.
Watch for program meetings, demonstrations, field trips, and classes, announced on the Calendar of Events. Also get all of the club news delivered to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter and announcememts. You must register your email address to receive the Club Newsletter
Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
P.O. Box 955
Durango, CO 81302