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 Paleo Hall Tours at the Houston Museum of Natural Science every Thursday night at 6:00 PM.

General Meeting July 24th, 7:30pm   Dr. Neal Immega will present:

“Thundereggs”. He will have samples to view and purchase!

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