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 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 […]
Mike Harrison will be making his presentation on 23 August 2016 at the Huntsville Senior Center, 2200 Drake Avenue, Huntsville, Alabama. Mike currently works for Boeing Company and has over 40 years as an engineer in the aerospace industry. He has worked as a Design Engineer, a Productability Engineer, a Quality Engineer, a Program Manager & Scheduler for Lockheed Martin, Phillips Petroleum and […]