Fossils and Geology

Fossils and Geology meets the second Thursday of the month from 6:30p.m. – 9p.m. in the Cafeteria (along the same hall as the Merrimac Room) in the Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center.  Meetings and field trips are open to all HGMS members.

Many attendees are interested in fossils, geology and Native American artifacts, plus lapidary, jewelry and field trips.  We are working on addressing everyone’s interests with as little overlap with other programs as possible.

We changed our meeting from the first Thursday to the second Thursday to avoid overlapping with Metalsmithing.


The next meeting is April 11th.  Bill will present a program on organisms that live along mid-ocean ridges such as the Giant Tube Worm.  A mid-ocean ridge is an underwater mountain system formed by plate tectonics.   It consists of various mountains linked in chains, typically having a valley known as a rift running along its spine.  They are formed by two oceanic plates moving away from each other.  Two of the most well-known mid-ocean ridges are the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the East Pacific Rise.  Sources: (mid-ocean ridge), (Giant Tube Worms).