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.
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 […]
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 […]
Many Volunteers Are Needed for Our Show this October We are busy organizing the Club’s annual Gem, Jewelry, & Mineral Show for Oct. 7 – 9 this year. It will be at the Jaycees Community Building again at 2180 Airport Road S.W. in Huntsville (on Jaycee Way). Our new location is better, but it […]