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.
Mark your calendars for the 2014 fundraising auction! Every year, the HGMS sponsors a fundraising auction that allows our members and our guests to bid on a wide variety of gems, minerals, jewelry, lapidary tools, books, magazines, and much more! The Auction is our largest fundraiser of the year and helps us purchase supplies and [...]
Chris Painter with the Hogg Mine is hosting an open gem dig on Saturday March 22. Several club members are planning to go! The mine’s web site is http://hoggmine.com/index.html Meet well prior to 9:00am at the McDonalds at the Interstate 85 exit 13 and Hwy 219 (Whitesville Rd) in LaGrange. Remember that is Eastern Time Zone, so allow that [...]
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 [...]