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

HGMS monthly General meeting, January 23, 2018, 7:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse.

Presenting “A Journey to the Amber Mines of Chiapas” by HGMS Club Member, Chase Jennings.

Upcoming Tradeshow  January 27, 2018, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Clubhouse.

Fossil, Mineral, Gem, Jewelry and Archeological Trade Show VII.

Lapidary Section – Monday January 15 at 7:30 PM

Program: Slabbing Stones set in Plaster of Paris – Richard Good

Mineral Section – Wednesday January 17 at 7:30 PM    This meeting was cancelled due to cold weather.

Program: “What’s Hot in Tucson 2017” DVD

Beading Section – Saturday January 20 at 1:30 PM

Program: Groovy Trax Wrap, Image and instructions here

Non-HGMS Mineral Show – Sunday, 1/21/18, 10 am to 2:30 pm

Where: Baymont Inn, 18032 McKay Dr., Humble, TX 77338
Description:  Weinrich Minerals, a noted mineral dealer from St. Louis, MO.

SECTIONS (Special Interest Groups)

ARCHAEOLOGY

BEADING

MINERAL

PALEONTOLOGY

LAPIDARY AND SILVERSMITHING

DAY LIGHT

GEMSTONE AND FACETING

YOUTH