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 24 May 2016 at 6:30 p.m., Myra Soroczak will present “Mineral Identification: Exploring Crystals”. She will continue our look at mineral identification by exploring Crystal Form and Mineral Habits. She will discuss crystal forms and define the six crystal systems into which all minerals fit. She will show examples of various mineral habits, […]
The Annual HGMS Fundraiser Auction will be held this coming Saturday, April 30, Jaycees building, 2180 Airport Rd., Huntsville, AL. Viewing starts at 8:30, bidding starts at 9:00. Food available on site. Print the attached catalog list and bring it with you. There are some additional items which came in too late to be included […]
Here is the flyer for the 2016 auction. It is available to download under the auction tab. Feel free to print and hand out to interested parties. HGMS_Auction 30Apr