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January 24, 2017 meeting

In January we will do the first of 3 programs this year where members share their prize rocks and stones. Sharing the Stones: Show and Tell No. 1 At our January 24th Program, we want members whose last names begin with A through H to bring up to 3 (no more than 3) of your […]

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HGMS Presentation ~ “Finding Gems & Crystals in the Southeast & Hogg Mine Mineral Formation” by Chris Painter

On 22 November 2016, Chris Painter will present “Finding Gems & Crystals in the Southeast & Hogg Mine Mineral Formation”. Chris’ love for rocks began at a young age. He collected rocks he found from about the time he could walk. He was hooked when he found his first quartz crystal and has been on a relentless […]

HGMS Presentation ~ “Holography and Gemstones” by Dr. D. Brian Thompson

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 […]