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Gem & Mineral Society of Lynchburg promotes, educates and encourages interest in geology, mineralogy, lapidary arts and related sciences. The society is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Eastern Federation of Mineralogical & Lapidary Societies, Inc., Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc., and Dixie Mineral Council.
We Meet Meetings are held from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM on the third Wednesday of each month in the auditorium of the: The Fairview Neighborhood Center 3621 Campbell Ave. Lynchburg, VA MEMBERSHIP Membership benefits: Collecting trips / field trips are for club members only Monthly meetings with fun activities such as auctions, lapidary workshops, presentations, and general socializing Engaging guest speakers Learn all about mineral and fossil collecting, lapidary arts and related interests from fellow members Dues: 1 adult, 18 years & over $15.00 annually 2 adults (i.e. spouses / partners) $18.25 annually Additional secondary (non-voting) $3.25 annually Membership Application Form MEETINGS Meetings are held from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM on the third Wednesday of each month in the auditorium of the: The Fairview Neighborhood Center 3621 Campbell Ave. Lynchburg, VA PICTURES
Welcome to the GMSVP – Gem & Mineral Society of the Virginia Peninsula – www.gmsvp.org Newport News, VA The Society is a nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors. The Society is the oldest mineralogical and lapidary organization in Virginia. Celebrating over 60 years of fun, the first meeting was held on September 23, 1954. Pictures below contain links to the following pages: Club Mission & Lapidary Training Meetings & Directions Documents & Member Information To contact a board member check out our Contacts Page! Read about our GMSVP Awards on our Announcement Page! For additional information and pictures, visit us on Facebook or Click Here . Or you can do a search for ‘Gem and Mineral Society of the Virginia Peninsula’ once you log into your Facebook account. Affiliations The Gem and Mineral Society of the Virginia Peninsula (GMSVA) is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS) and its Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, Inc. (EFMLS) regional organization. In 2015 our club joined the Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc. (SFMS). As a member, our club has access to the resources provided by these organizations.
The Northern Virginia Mineral Club was begun in the mid 1950’s with the aim of promoting members’ shared fascination with and learning about minerals, geology, and related topics. The club has organized countless field trips to mines and quarries over the years, organized mineral shows, educational activities, various interesting speakers, and much more.
MEMBERSHIP Membership benefits: Collecting trips / field trips are for NVMC members only Monthly meetings with fun activities such as auctions, presentations, and general socializing Engaging guest speakers Learn all about mineral and fossil collecting, lapidary arts and related interests from fellow members Dues: Due by January 1st of each year; $15.00 Individual, $20.00 Family, and $6.00 Junior (under 16, sponsored by an adult member). Membership Application Form MEETINGS Meetings are held at 7:45 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, VA, 22204. Phone (703) 228-6535. No meetings in July & August. Visitors are Always Welcome at our Club Meetings. PICTURES Mineral & Fossil Show 2009 More pictures » UPCOMING EVENTS 25TH ANNUAL GEM, MINERAL & FOSSIL SHOW, NOV. 19-20 2016 11/19/2016 – 10:00 Schedule changes are announced in the newsletter. For the snow schedule see this link
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SHENANDOAH VALLEY GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY MAY THE THE QUARTZ BE WITH YOU! Come learn about the rocks in your back yard, the Shenandoah Valley, the rest of Virginia, and all around the world! In the SVGMS, we have local experts and educators who know rocks, have rocks, and make art out of rocks and are delighted to share this with you. Each month, we gather for an evening of discussion of all things rock-related, with a program presented by our own or other notable experts for our mutual education and interest in the mineralogy of Virginia and the places we travel. We would enjoy an opportunity to inspire your curiosity and enhance your knowledge about all things relating to the rocks and minerals around us. We look forward to welcoming you to our club and enjoying your company while we all seek the next interesting thing to be learned as we explore the stories inside rocks. Please use the menu in the left column or the active links within the site to explore and learn about the SVGMS and what it has to offer to you. Reasons to Join The Club: Access to experience & information Access to Rock Shop & lapidary mentoring Access to field trips Access to like-minded folks Navigation notes: The Site Map at the bottom of the menu on the left gives an outline of the site. In addition, each page has “breadcrumbs” just above the page footer to allow you to navigate up to previous levels.