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.
Dr. Melissa Driskell is faculty at the University of North Alabama in the Department of Physics and Earth Science. She also serves as the Assistant Director of the University Honors Program. Melissa is a seismologist whose research interests are in seismogenic zone processes of subduction zones, earth structure, and core-mantle boundary layer structure. She […]
Planning is underway for the Club’s annual Gem, Jewelry, & Mineral Show Oct. 9 – 11, 2015. We will again be at the Jaycee Community Building at 2180 Airport Rd. S.W., in Huntsville (on Jaycee Way). The new location works better for us, but we still need lots of help from all our members to make it […]
The Pebble Pups Meeting on this Thursday, 21 May 2015 at Sci-Quest located at 1435 Paramount Drive, Huntsville, AL 35806 will be featuring “Fossils” presented by Bill Friday. Bill is quite entertaining and has a number of fossils to show the kids. This meeting will also answer any questions relating to the Cane Creek Canyon […]