HGMS Presentation ~ “Finding Gems & Crystals in the Southeast & Hogg Mine Mineral Formation” by Chris Painter

On 22 November 2016, Chris Painter will present “Finding Gems & Crystals in the Southeast & Hogg Mine Mineral Formation”. Chris’ love for rocks began at a young age. He collected rocks he found from about the time he could walk. He was hooked when he found his first quartz crystal and has been on a relentless […]

HGMS Presentation ~ “Holography and Gemstones” by Dr. D. Brian Thompson

On 25 October 2016, Dr. D. Brian Thompson will present “Holography and Gemstones”.   Dr. D. Brian Thompson is a Professor of Physics at the University of North Alabama (UNA). He was awarded a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Kentucky in 1994. He spent five years working at synchrotron facilities in England, Italy, and […]

Bagging Party Planned for Sat., Sept. 10, at Hampton Cove Storage Unit

Mark Habercom, Mining Flume Chair, is planning a Bagging “Party” for the Flume/Gem Dig material on Sat., Sept. 10, starting at 9:00 at the Club’s Hampton Cove Storage Unit.  This is on 431S at the Eagle storage facility, about a mile south of the Wal-Mart.  The bagging process isn’t difficult, and the more who come, the more fun it will […]