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Welcome to the Arlington Gem and Mineral Club. We are a 300+ member institute dedicated to encouraging the study of earth sciences, lapidary arts, and other related fields, and to promoting the sharing of knowledge and skills with others. We are located in Arlington, Texas, in the heart of the Dallas / Ft. Worth metroplex. We also offer, upon request, speakers and displays on rockhounding and related topics for schools, libraries and other nonprofits. Submit articles to the Hounds-Tail Editor HERE Chrysocolla Just a reminder to renew your membership. You can download and print out your membership renewal form here. The Arlington Gem and Mineral Club is an affiliate of: The South Central Federation of the Mineral Societies and
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Austin Gem & Mineral Society Fun, Education, and Resources for Professionals, Enthusiasts, and Central Texans AGMS facility located at 6719 Burnet Lane, Austin Texas 512-458-9546 HomeNewsletterCalendarActivitiesLibraryAnnual ShowEducationGalleryContactsLinks Welcome to The Austin Gem and Mineral Society Where our motto is “Each One Teach One”, and Visitors are always welcome. (Refresh this page often to see the various specimens displayed to the right hand side.) THE HOBBY OF THE ROCKHOUND has many different aspects. We are collectors of minerals and fossils and craftsmen in many types of lapidary arts. Knowledge, skill, and areas of interest are the rock hound’s choice. Some of us are purists, who insist on doing all of our collecting and work in specialized fields; others go for variety and buy or trade for much of our collections. Some of us also enjoy showing our collections; competing with others or just showing for the pleasure it gives others or ourselves. Perhaps we can help you determine or expand your interest in rocks and the earth sciences. AGMS was formed in the mid to late 1950’s just for this reason. Austin Gem & Mineral Society (AGMS) AGMS is organized within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Membership Application for an example of club activities please view New Members Information for current functions please visit a club meeting. ByLaws Operating Procedures Please join us on April 9, 2016 for our 2016 ROCK SWAP click here for more info. Check out our field trips on the activities page. AGMS meets on the 4th Thursday of every month (except November and December) at 7:00 pm at our clubhouse located at 6719 Burnet Lane, Austin Texas. For more meeting information please click on the activities link located at the top and bottom of this page. A map is located on the contacts page for your convenience. Program information for each meeting may be found in our StoneChipper located under the newsletter tab at the top and bottom of this page. Visitors are always welcome to any of our meetings. Interested in learning more about our upcoming Gem Capers event? Please email dealer chairman with your questions. You can also visit the Annual Show page or Gem Capers on FACEBOOK page for more details. Please visit us on FACEBOOK.
Club members you can click on this logo for a printable copy to use in your display case. Affiliated with South Central Federation of Mineral Societies Welcome!! come in and sit a spell who we are: We are a non-profit rock hound club in Abilene, Texas. We enjoy all aspects of the lapidary hobby. We would like to have you to join our club and enjoy the hobby with us. We meet the first Monday night of each month except holidays. Our workshop is available to club members every Monday night except meeting nights. We meet at 7:00pm in a yellow building at Caps, TX, Hwy 277, 4.7 miles Southwest of Abilene. Come on out and enjoy! Visitors are Welcome any time. Note: If you don’t have experience with lapidary, but would like to learn, someone at the club will be glad to teach you. Read more about us: More About Us You can download an application for membership by clicking on the following link: Membership Application Map to Club House Contact us by postal mail at: Central Texas Gem and Mineral Society PO Box 7343 Abilene, TX 79608 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chihuahuan Desert Gem & Mineral Club Message Now http://cdgmc.org/ MORE INFO About The Far West Texas Rock Club offers a way to find people who love rocks in the wonderful Big Bend area of Texas, share knowledge, and attend the April show General Information President: Paul Graybeal V.P.: Maria Lejeune Secretary: Carla Cavness Treasurer: Mary Brogan STORY Our club is a member of the South Central Federation, which is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. This association is organized to promote education and share our interest in the various earth sciences. We hold an annual gem & mineral show the third weekend in April in Alpine, Texas.
WELCOME TO CLGMS The official site for the Clear Lake Gem and Mineral Society (CLGMS) located in Houston, Texas. PO BOX 891533, Houston, TX, 77289 This site is intended to give those individuals interested in rocks, minerals, faceting and lapidary, a source for information on the earth sciences and supporting organizations. The CLGMS is an active member of the greater Houston Community supporting local libraries, colleges and other educational institutions. September Meeting Next Meeting: November 21, 2016 Time: 7:30 PM Location: Clear Lake Park Bld. 5001 NASA ROAD ONE Seabrook, Texas Map of General Meeting Facility Field Trip Info Apply for a CLGMS Scholarship Web ring This site is a member of The Gems, Minerals and Fossils Web Ring. Previous 5 Sites | Skip Previous | Previous | Next | Skip Next | Next 5 Sites | Random Site | List Sites | Add your site ] Copyright Information The CLGMS logo at the top of page© 1978 that appears in the different publications each month is a trademark for the Clear Lake Gem and Mineral Society Membership Information Membership Dues: Adult $15.00, Junior $5.00 Family $20.00 [All at the same address]; Send Dues to: CLGMS, PO BOX 891533, Houston, TX, 77289
Dallas Gem and Mineral Society Dallas Gem and Mineral Society Rocks! SearchMain menu Skip to primary content WELCOME! About us History LOCATION MEMBERSHIP CONTACT US Newsletters Annual Gem & Mineral Show OFFICERS Photo Gallery Shop Agreement Semi-Annual Rock Swap Bench Tips 2015 Colorado Field Trip Equipment Manuals Links DGMS Scholarship FIELD TRIPS – (Do it yourself) Noteworthy Individuals CALENDAR Where can I sell my stuff? All Events WELCOME! LIKE us on Facebook Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 MEETINGS: 3RD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH 7:00pm-9:00pm VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME! Visitors are strongly encouraged to visit the monthly meetings and to visit the Workshop during normal Shop hours! DGMS Workshop 10205 Plano Rd. Suite 105 Dallas, TX 75238 Click here for a map of our workshop & meeting location
Welcome to the Dallas Paleo Website The Dallas Paleontological Society was founded in 1984 for the purpose of promoting interest in and knowledge of the science of paleontology. It was intended by the founding members that the Society would be a network for the exchange of data between professionals and serious amateurs in this field. Next Meeting: Wednesday, November 9th The next DPS meeting will be on November 9th at 7:30 PM at the Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute. Our speaker will be Don Esker, Ph D candidate at Baylor University and a DPS scholarship recipient. He will speak on phytoliths and tortoises at the Waco Mammoth National Monument. Remember to bring your donations for this years auction to this meeting! We hope to see you there.
Whether you enjoy going into a jewelry store or gem show and picking out a lovely finished piece, or collecting the material to make it yourself, it is all part of the same hobby. The Earth Sciences are a wide range of studies from Volcanism (study of volcanoes), Geology (the rocky parts of the Earth’s crust and it’s historic development), connected to this are Mineralogy, Petrology, Geomorphology, Paleontology (Pre-historic life/fossils), Structural Geology, Engineering Geology and Sedimentology. Our club touches on each of these, but it does so much more. It brings together novice and expert alike, who have the same interests. It gives members the opportunity to collect specimens, learn about how they are formed, and perhaps how to make them into wearable art. You don’t have to know anything about the Geo-sciences, just have an interest in any part of the hobby. Whether it be collecting, identification, wire-wrapping, faceting, or cabbing, there is something to pique almost everyone’s interest. ETGMS is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization with regular monthly meeting that are open to the public. We encourage people to become members of ETGMS. As a member you will receive our monthly newsletter, the Rock-N-Rose. Also you be able to attend club field trips, instructional workshops, classes, and sub-group meeting, like our Lapidary / Jewelry, Mineral, and Fossil groups monthly meetings. You will also get email updated on club activities. Any information on this sight may be duplicated for non-commercial use only. Credit must be given to the source. MEETINGS: We meet on the first Monday of each month, unless the date falls on a holiday, then the meeting is moved to the second Monday. Time: 6:45pm Place: The Discovery Science Place. 309 North Broadway, Tyler, TX. Just north of down town. (Map) Visitors Welcome American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.South Central Federation of Mineral SocietiesIf you have any suggestions or would like to add your club link, please contact: Webmaster: Lynn Metcalf Sign-Up and Login is Limited to Dues Paying Members of the
Home About Us Contact The School Field Trips Newsletter Welcome to the El Paso Mineral & Gem Society website. On our website you will be able to see when our monthly meetings are, as well as see which jewelry and lapidary classes are available. Our next meeting is Saturday October 15 at Sombra Antigua Vineyard, this is our annual club picnic from 12 pm to 4 pm. There will be a food truck and club members eat free, others will have to pay ~$10 per plate. Map to the vineyard below. + – View Larger Map
Ft Worth Gem & Mineral ClubA non-profit organization established in 1950 Welcome to our site! Club President: Carl Silvey Club Purpose: The purpose of this club is to delve into the study of geology, mineralogy, and the lapidary arts. We also strive to stimulate interest in the searching and collecting of minerals and fossils. Other Club Information: Meeting Information: Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Social time starts at 7pm on meeting days, and the actual meeting itself starts at 7:30pm, unless stated otherwise in the newsletter. Membership Dues: Annual memberships are due January 1st. One Adult is $15. Family memberships are $20. For more details on membership, please us the contact us page and select “Get Membership Information” from the subject drop down menu. Membership Application: You can download the membership application form HERE. You will also need a hold harmless agreement for yourself & each member joining under you. You can obtain that form by clicking HERE. If you have children that will be attending trips, you will need a hold harmless agreement for them as well. You can obtain that form by clicking HERE. Simply download the forms, print them out and fill them in. Then at our next scheduled meeting, you can bring them with you along with your membership dues. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open this form. If you do not have it, you can download it free. Club Location: Our physical address is 3545 Bryan Avenue – Fort Worth, Texas 76110.
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The Fredericksburg Rockhounds, a non-profit organization for the study and enjoyment of gems, minerals, and fossils, was founded in 1968. We are affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS) and the South Central Federation of Mineral Societies (SCFMS). In addition to informative and fun meetings with door prizes and guest speakers every month, we have— Frequent field trips for rock hunting, museum visits, etc. Rock Swaps Annual gem, mineral, & fossil show (in mid-January, indoors) Annual Picnic (June) Christmas Party (December, of course) We hold our meetings at 7:00 P.M. on the first Monday of each month at the Golden Hub Senior Center [view map], 1009 N Lincoln, Fredericksburg, Texas (except in June, when we have our annual picnic). Visitors are always welcome! For more Club information and history (PDF format), click HERE. For a printable, 2-sided trifold brochure (PDF format) click on BW or COLOR For a printable membership application (PDF format), click HERE. We also have a copy of our CONSTITUTION online (a PDF file).
The Golden Spread Gem & Mineral Society is proud to announce 2011’s president is Roy Finley of Roy’s Rock Shop in Claude, TX. He was elected by his peers, out of 30 eligible members of The Golden Spread Gem & Mineral Society. His wife Wanda is the Golden Spread Gem & Mineral Society Show Chairman as well as GSGMS Editor. They are vendors at 5 shows a year spanning the Northwest and Central regions of Texas. When asked how he got involved in such a rare hobby, “My grandfather introduced me to this hobby, when I was about 5 and I never lost interest.” Roy likes to cut and polish mostly, but he’s very actively involved in the rock hobby and business. People regularly drive to Claude just to pick out a few ‘rocks’ from him. Something that may suprise you about Roy is that he is also a State Licensed Home Inspector. The family has Finley Furs in Claude as well. No one is ever suprised to find Roy busy tumbling a 10 lb batch of slabs and cutting someone a rare treasure. He is 62 and stays as busy as ever. Congratulations on being elected president and thank you for taking the time to continue improving the Golden Spread Gem and Mineral Society. We are honored to have you as president!
Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society, Corpus Christi Texas welcomes you! We are a section 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization for the study and enjoyment of gems, minerals, and fossils. We were founded in 1953. GCGMS’ Mission The purpose of the society is to promote popular interest and education in the various earth sciences, in particular those dealing with the art of lapidaries and the science of minerals, fossils, and their associated fields. The society encourages study in these subjects through presentation of public exhibits, field trips for exploration, study and collection of specimens, the presentation of lectures, illustrated programs, demonstrations, and similar programs. We cooperate with educational/scientific institutions and other groups engaged in increasing knowledge in the earth sciences. The Owen Hopkins Memorial Kid’s Rock Camp was established by the society to continue Owen’s longtime passion to educate our youth and stimulate their interest in the earth sciences.
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The Houston Gem & Mineral Society not only has eight Special Interest Sections (Paleo, Mineral, Lapidary, Faceting, Day Light, Beading, Archaeology, and Youth) meeting on a monthly basis, it also holds a monthly General Meeting during which Club business is conducted. All members are encouraged to attend. The General Meeting is held at the clubhouse on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 7:30, and much effort goes into the selection of great programs. The clubhouse is located at 10805 Brooklet, Houston, Texas 77099. Visitors are encouraged, and they are welcome at all of our meetings. You’ll be glad you came! To see a map with our location, click on the “Our Location” link found near the top of this page. Scroll down for information about the General Meeting and the eight special interest Sections. Photo galleries and information sheets are available with most of them. Run your mouse arrow over the photographs and over the links. If the arrow changes to a hand while over a photo or over a link, click on it to see the attached file. (The SCFMS, AFMS, and ALAA logos can be seen above on the right, and clicking on them links you to their Web sites.) General Meeting General Meeting Monthly meeting during which Club business is conducted and members from all Sections can get together. A great program follows the business meeting. Clicking on the General Meeting link (above) accesses information about the General Meetings. Clicking on the photo accesses additional photos. Archaeology Section The Archaeology Section is the newest HGMS section. It originated as the Archaeology Group in 2010 and was recognized as a Section in 2011. They meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Each meeting focuses on a different archeological topic, and members are encouraged to bring interesting artifacts to show. They are very active and have many field trips each year. Click on the link above to learn more about the Archaeology Section, and click on the points (on the left) for additional information. Interesting Archaeology Links Beading Section Meetings are held the third Saturday of each month at 1:30 p.m. A new project is presented almost every month. At our meetings, all levels of expertise are available to assist beginner to advanced. Please come join us. The exhibit case holds many beading projects completed by the members and was displayed at the 2008 HGMS Show. Photos of Beading Section cases displayed during past shows can be seen on the Annual Show page. Interesting Beading Links Day Light Section The Day Light Section of the HGMS consists of members who find it difficult to attend the evening meetings of the Society. Our daytime meetings are usually hands-on with the members working on projects in paleontology, lapidary, jewelry making, silversmithing, and faceting. Occasionally our meetings are travelogues when a member has an interesting trip to relate to the group. We are a social group and always welcome visitors and new members. Clicking on the Day Light Section link accesses information about the Section. Clicking on the photo accesses additional photos. Interesting Day Light Links Faceting Section The HGMS Faceting Section meets every second Wednesday at the HGMS clubhouse. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. We would like to take this opportunity to invite everyone to our meetings! To see the upcoming topics for the Faceting Section meetings, click on the Upcoming Programs link (near the top of this page) to see information for the various Sections and the General Meeting–then scroll down to the Faceting Section. Faceting Information Interesting Faceting Links Lapidary The Lapidary Section is interested in working stone and metal into finished works of art, craft, and jewelry. This Section includes beginners, experts, and every level in between. The shop in the clubhouse has all the tools you might need to get started, and expert advice is never in short supply. Interesting Lapidary Links Lapidary Section R.O.L.E. Program Lapidary Templates Lapidary Fieldtrips Lapidary Silversmithing Lapidary Projects Mineral Section We are a group of collectors interested in studying minerals in their natural unmodified state, which also includes learning about where and how they are found, how they were formed in the ground, and how they can be extracted from the rocks that shelter and conceal them. Our members range from “pepple pups” just starting their collections to experienced amateur mineralogists whose breadth of knowledge serves as the backbone of the Study Section’s resources. We also have a library that contains mineral-related books, magazines, and articles available for study and research. Clicking on the Mineral Section link accesses information about the Section. Clicking on the photo accesses additional photos. Interesting Mineral Links Paleontology The Paleo Section features meetings, programs, classes, trips, and publications concerning fossils. We exchange
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Whether you’re a gemology or geology professional or just a kid who likes pet rocks If you look for unpolished jewels in unexpected places … if you can’t resist a good treasure hunt … If you dig hiking and would hike to dig … If you are interested in the art of jewelry making …If you are interested in geology and earth sciences …. or if you just plain LOVE rocks … You’ve come to the right web site. The Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society is dedicated to furthering the study of Geology and Earth Sciences in the West Texas region. Our membership ranges from retirees all the way to toddlers — and we always enjoy learning and providing quality educational experiences for our members and the community at large. If you’re interested, please browse our site. You are welcome to attend a meeting the first Tuesday of any month for free! Don’t be shy — we are glad to have you. JOIN THE CLUB ONLINE TODAY Apply for Membership Here Don’t forget to visit our next Meeting on the First Tuesday of next month at Forrest Heights Methodist Church in Lubbock! You don’t have to be a member to attend – visitors are welcome. Come Tonight to Learn About Faceting Stones! September 6, 2016 Uncategorized EdynLewis No Comments. Dave Swartz will be giving an exciting presentation on faceting tonight – don’t miss it. For tonight’s competition, the JALAF for this evening is “Mostly Black.” Bring out your obsidians, tuxedo agates, jets, and other ebony stones for all to see. Share this: READ MORE Showcase Your Talents at the SPF August 23, 2016 events, LGMS Youth EdynLewis No Comments. The South Plains Fair will be from September 23rd to October 1st this year. As usual there is a Crafts and Hobbies section for those interested in displaying their crafts and possibly winning an award for their skills. In Division 60 – Jewelry there are seven categories. 6000 – Belt Buckles 6001 – Bolo 6002 […]
Home Welcome to the Midland Gem and Mineral Society. If you’re interested in geology, collecting rocks and natural artifacts, cutting and polishing rocks into gemstones, or faceting jewels, jewelry making, and meeting people with the same interests then you’ve come to the right place. Welcome! We are so excited to show you the kaliedoscopic landscape of Gems & Minerals as seen through the eyes of the Midland Gem & Mineral Society. Within Midland Gem & Mineral Society, we endeavor to provide you with the knowledge, skills, tools, and friendship to more fully pursue your love of gem’s & minerals through meetings, classes, shows, workshops, mentoring, and community.
Oak Cliff Gem and Mineral Society Important Permanent Change: Our new permanent monthly meeting location is : OAK CLIFF UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH 3839 W KEIST BLVD Dallas , Texas 75233 Contact: Bill Candler: 214-801-9997 or email@example.com Chuck Mcrae: firstname.lastname@example.org Matt Reiser: 214-870-3939 or email@example.com Monthly Meetings: Every 4th Tuesday (7:30 – 9:30 PM ) Social / Refreshments ( 7:00 to 7:30 ) The Arkansas field trip June 28-29; Photo by: Leanne Sparks
Paleontological Society of Austin, Texas. Come and join us! We go on monthly field trips and if you enjoy fossils you will have a great time. Children are welcome and many of our field trips are suitable for kids. See the field trip calendar. Join us on Facebook. Purpose: The PSoA is a scientific, non-profit community-based organization devoted to the study of fossils. Our goals are: advancing the state of the science, educating the public, and collecting and identifying fossil specimens. Activities include: monthly meetings, field trips, and newsletters an annual fossil show with educational programs for kids irregular technical publications educational presentations exchanges of specimens and information with amateur and professional paleontologists world-wide The focus is primarily on Texas fossils, fossil collecting in Texas and involvement with Central Texas organizations. PSoA is a member of the South Central Federation of Mineral Societies. Meetings Normally 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM But always check the calendar Austin Gem and Mineral Society (map) 6719 Burnet Lane, Austin, TX 78757 (512) 458-9546 The public is invited. Localities Looking for fossils to collect or just to admire? Follow this link and select Texas from the pulldown list for a map to Austin and Texas fossil localities, organizations, museums, and events. Kids Educational games and activities on the web for children. Fossil Fest 26th Annual Fossil Fest: Nov 19 & 20, 2016 rain or shine. Exhibits, dealers & door prizes. Indoors at Old Settler’s Association Headquarters Highway 79, Round Rock, TX (3 miles east of IH-35, next to Dell Diamond) Big Bend Fossil Discovery Exhibit Starting in Fall 2011, Friends of Big Bend National Park set out to raise $1 million in the coming years to create the Fossil Discovery Trail – a new exhibit space and interpretive trail at the existing Fossil Bone Exhibit site. You can help!