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.
Bill Friday will be making his presentation on 26 January 2016 at the Huntsville Senior Center, 2200 Drake Avenue, Huntsville, Alabama. Bill Friday, an U.S. Army Rocket Scientist and Laser Physicist, retired after 40 years of dedicated civil service. Bill is an integral and active member of the Huntsville Gem & Mineral Society (HGMS) as the News […]
Please join us for a HGMS sponsored DMC dig at Hogg Mine located in La Grange, Georgia. When: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Meet at McDonald’s 2408 Whitesville St., La Grange, GA 30250 Further information can be found at the Hogg Mine website
HGMS Presentation ~ “Blue Springs Fossil Site- Geological and Paleontological Significance” by George Phillips
George Phillips will be making his presentation on 17 November 2015 at the Huntsville Senior Center, 2200 Drake Avenue, Huntsville, Alabama. Mr. Phillips is the Paleontology Curator at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. He attended the Mississippi State University receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology and Biology and attended Graduate School receiving a Master’s Degree at […]