About the HGMS
The Huntsville Gem & Mineral Society is a non-profit educational organization for people interested in mineralogy, geology, paleontology, and related lapidary arts. Its primary purpose is the education of the members and the general public in these areas. This purpose is accomplished through programs, shows, lectures to school children and organizations, and exchange of rocks, minerals and artifacts.The Huntsville Gem and Mineral Society (HG&MS) was organized in 1958 by a small group of people who were interested in the lapidary arts. The Society was officially incorporated in Alabama in 1965 as a non-profit educational organization. In 1961 the organization consisted of 15 members. At present we have around 150 members.
We’re getting started on 2014 and setting up programs for the new year! Our first meeting of the year will be January 28. For our program, David Nadler, a Warning Coordination Meteorologist from the National Weather Service (NWS) Office in Huntsville will be presenting the program. His discussion will be a quick overview of the functions [...]
Plan to join us on Tuesday, November 19 for our monthly meeting. It starts at 6:30, but feel free to show up around 6:00 to meet and chat with other club members. Check out our Meetings page for the address and directions. This month we have a very interesting presentation planned called Fossils on Mars [...]
Every December our meeting is a Christmas/holiday dinner instead of our regular business meeting. We will have a caterer bring in some great food for us to enjoy, then we can eat, mingle, and talk about rocks, gems, jewelry, and fossils! This year our Christmas dinner will be Tuesday, December 17 starting at 6:00. The [...]