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The Huntsville Gem and Mineral Society (HGMS) is a non-profit educational organization for people interested in mineralogy, geology, paleontology, lapidary arts and related fields.  Our primary purpose is to educate our members and the general public in these areas.  We accomplish this by presenting programs, shows and lectures (to school children and organizations); hosting field trips; and exchanging rocks, minerals and fossils.

We have regular monthly meetings, and special annual events, such as the Fundraising Auction, the Picnic and Rock Swap, the Gem, Jewelry, and Mineral Show (the largest in North Alabama), and the Christmas Dinner.  Plus, HGMS members have access to a state-of-the-art lapidary shop and to jewelry crafting activities, such as wire working and metalsmithing.

Guests and Visitors Always Welcome!


HGMS Annual Auction

Our annual auction will be Saturday, March 21st.  You can drop off donations from 6p-9p, Monday-Thursday in the lapidary shop or at regular monthly meetings.  (Or contact Shelley Curran to arrange for pick up.)  Wondering what to donate?  Minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary equipment, books, magazines, and kids’ science kits are good ideas.  We need volunteers, too!  For details, click here.