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The Huntsville Gem and Mineral Society (HGMS) is a non-profit 501(c)(7) educational organization for people interested in the Earth sciences – gemology, mineralogy, geology, paleontology, lapidary arts and related fields.  Our primary purpose is to educate our members and the general public in these areas.

We offer interesting programs at our monthly membership meetings (Next Meeting); exchange rocks, minerals, and fossils; provide presentations to local school children and organizations; and host field trips.  We welcome members of all ages including kids ages 8 – 18.  Our Pebble Pups youth program has monthly meetings and field trips of their own!

We also have an Annual Fundraising Auction, an Annual Picnic and Rock Swap, an Annual Gem, Jewelry, and Mineral Show (the largest in North Alabama), and an Annual Christmas Dinner.  Plus, HGMS members have access to a state-of-the-art lapidary shop and jewelry crafting activities (wire working and metalsmithing).  

The Huntsville Gem and Mineral Society is a member of the Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies which is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.