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. 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 Houston Gem & Mineral Society has eight Special Interest Sections (Paleo, Mineral, Lapidary and Silversmithing, Gemstone and Faceting, Day Light, Beading, Archaeology, and Youth) that meet on a monthly basis. It also holds a monthly General Meeting during which club business is conducted. All members are encouraged to attend. The General Meeting is held at the clubhouse on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 7:30. The clubhouse is located at 10805 Brooklet, Houston, Texas 77099. Visitors are encouraged and are welcome at all of our meetings.
The Bylaws were updated in February 2017.
Interested in donating a rock or mineral collection to the HGMS? You might be able to get a tax write-off for donating an old collection or lapidary equipment.
The HGMS is a member of the regional South Central Federation of Mineral Societies (SCFMS) and the national American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS). It is also affiliated with the American Lands Access Association (ALAA) and with S.C.R.I.B.E. (Special Congress Representing Involved Bulletin Editors).