Who We Are

The Houston Gem and Mineral Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to study in the areas of Earth Science and related fields and arts. A major focus of the HGMS is education. Through classes offered at the clubhouse and through our scholarship fund, the HGMS encourages its individuals and groups to better their knowledge and understanding in these areas. Our annual show features educational activities for public, private and home-schooled children, and exhibits and demonstrations by members and guests.

The society is open to all persons with rockhound or fossil “fever.” We offer something for every family member, from junior members to senior citizens, and our activities encourage family participation.

The HGMS is a member of the South Central Federation of Mineral Societies (SCFMS) and is affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS).

Current Events

 

Beading Section – Saturday, February 17 at 1:30 PM
Program: Lover’s Knot Bracelet. See the Web site for instructions and materials.

Gemstones and Faceting Section – Wednesday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Program:
Featured Stone – Iolite, Gem Identification – Specific Gravity

Lapidary and Silversmithing Section: Monday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Program:
Dave Janus: Mounting stones on wood for slabbing. Removing stones from the wood. Demo and practice: cutting stones by hand on the 6″ and 10″ saws.

Mineral Section – Wednesday February 21 at 7:30 PM
Program:
To be announced

Paleo Section – February 20
Program: To be announced

Youth Section – February 17
Program:
To be announced

Annual Clear Lake Gem and Mineral Show February 24th (9am-6pm) and 25th (10am-5pm) at the Pasadena Convention Center.  HGMS will have a space at the CLGMS Annual Show. Come out and help support our sister club!

Next General Meeting February 27: Sigrid Stewart will present a talk on “Midnight Miners,” and Steve Blyskal will talk briefly about the Tucson Show.

Start planning now to attend:

The 65th Annual Houston Gem, Jewelry, Mineral & Fossil Show November 9-11, 2018

SECTIONS (Special Interest Groups)

ARCHAEOLOGY

BEADING

MINERAL

PALEONTOLOGY

LAPIDARY AND SILVERSMITHING

DAY LIGHT

GEMSTONE AND FACETING

YOUTH