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.
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 […]
On 27 October, Michael Soroczak will present “Prospecting: Tools of the Trade”. Michael Soroczak has a Bachelor of Science in Vocational & Technical Education from Athens State College and an Associate’s Degree in Occupational Studies from the Culinary Institute of America. Mike, as we have all come to know him, is also a Veteran of […]
HGMS Presentation: “Geology of the Tennessee Valley – Mineralogy and Petrology” by Dr. Richard Statom
On 22 September 2015 Dr. Richard Statom will present “Geology of the Tennessee Valley with an emphasis on Mineralogy and Petrology.”. Dr. Richard Statom is an Assistant Professor of Geology at University of North Alabama (UNA). His education includes a Bachelor of Science from University of South Alabama, a Master of Science from Mississippi State […]