Columbia Gem & Mineral Society

The monthly meetings are held the third Monday of each month at the McKissick’s Museum Auditorium, on the University of South Carolina campus. Socializing and refreshments at 7:00pm; Meeting begins at 7:30 pm. Please enter from the Horseshoe. See map below. View McKissick Museum Map Park in the parking lot where Bull St. crosses Pendleton St. and dead ends into the school. Park in any of the spaces.Call Sue 803-261-9317 if you cannot go up the stairs. Someone will open the bottom door so you can use the elevator

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Lowcountry Gem and Mineral Society

Lowcountry Gem and Mineral Society - Charleston, South Carolina

The Lowcountry Gem and Mineral Society (LGMS) of Charleston, South Carolina is a non-profit organization.  The society was chartered on April 18, 1969 by Skiles F. Montague.  Our purpose is “to foster the interest in and to facilitate the study of gems, minerals, fossils, and other related fields of geology and earth sciences” throughout the Lowcountry.  The society is a founding member of the Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc. and an affiliate of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc. The society is also a founding member of the Southeastern Federation earth sciences. The Society is a non-profit organization whose purpose is “to foster the interest in and to facilitate the study of gems, minerals, fossils, and other related fields of geology and earth sciences.” Youth Program: We welcome all ages, however, we do not have an established Youth Program. Instead, we incorporate our younger members into our meetings. Within our community, our members often make presentations in the local schools and youth organizations about geology and fossils. For the past 2 years, we have participated in the Annual Kid’s Fair of Charleston, SC. There, we involve the children and their parents in a Question and Answer sessions about the many display items, which come from our members. We also do mini fossil digs, like the one we have at our annual gem show, for the children. Here is some information about fellow gem club organizations throughout SC and NC: http://www.amfed.org/sfms/club-nc-sc.html.

Source: Lowcountry Gem and Mineral Society – About Us

Sioux Empire Gem and Mineral Society

SEGAMS:  The Sioux Empire Gem and Mineral Society is a nonprofit, educational “family friendly” club established in 1964.  We get together to share our hobby and knowledge about the earth sciences, fossil identification, rock collecting, lapidary and other related topics.

Our activities include club outings,  educational outreach, monthly programs and other public events.  SEGAMS is a member of the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.  SEGAMS members are eligible for scholarships and other merit programs through these two societies.

Source: SEGAMS Home Page