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


Faceting Section – Wednesday May 9 at 6:30 PM

Program: The educational subjects for the May and June meetings will be diamonds!

Although we don’t typically cut diamonds in our group, it is good to know about the history and facts about diamonds.

Mineral Section – Wednesday May 16th AUCTION 

Members of other sections are welcome to bring specimens to sell. Sell duplicate specimens, or build your collection.

Proceeds for 1 specimen goes to Mineral Section; 5 additional specimens are allowed with 10% going to the Section.

Viewing at 7:00-7:30 PM, with bidding beginning at 7:45 PM. The public is also welcome to attend!

Youth Section – Saturday May 19th 10 AM – 12 PM. Program to be announced.

Archaeology Section will not have any programs this summer.

General Meeting May 22nd, 7:30pm   Steve Blyskal will present:

“Royal Gorge, Colorado”, a travelog and geological talk on the area

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

SECTIONS (Special Interest Groups)