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


Dr. Immega will lead a free Paleo Hall Tour at the Houston Museum of Natural Science August 9th at 6:00 PM.

Faceting Section  Wednesday August 8 at 6:30 PM

Program: Cutting for Competition vs. Cutting Sloppy
Featured supplier will be Lightning Laps, because “It’s all about the polish”. Featured stone will be spinel. Don’t forget to bring your show and tells and report progress on your show stones!!

Beading Section      Saturday August 18, 2018 at 1:30pm

General Meeting August 28th, 7:30pm   Andy Xu and Ryan Anselm will present:

“Fieldwork at the U.S. and InternationalEarth Science Olympiads”

Mineral Section –  Regular section meetings resume in September

Archaeology Section – Regular section meetings resume in September

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

Purchase Lapidary Templates!

Paleo Books Available!

SECTIONS (Special Interest Groups)






DAY LIGHT SECTION - for daytime activity


YOUTH SECTION - parent-accompanied