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).

SPECIALTY PRODUCTS AVAILABLE

Current Events

 

Archaeology Section: Thursday at 7:30 PM on March 7, 2019
Program: Jack Farrell will present “A Brief History of Asian Archery: The Story of the Composite Bow(Program Details)

Beading Section: Saturday at 1:30 PM on March 216, 2019
Program:

Day Light Section: Wednesday at 1:30 PM on March 6, 2019
Program: Debbie Kirkpatrick will demonstrate fusing fine silver.

Gemstones and Faceting Section: Wednesday at 6:30 PM on March 13, 201
Program: Featured stone is Feldspar. The discussion is cutting the famous diamonds of the world.

Lapidary and Silversmithing Section: Monday at 7:30 PM on February 18, 2019
Program: Learning to solder and review of January free form cabochon

Mineral Section: Wednesday at 7:30 PM on February 20, 2019
Program: The meeting will focus on Tucson Show experiences

Paleontology Section: Tuesday at 7:30 PM on February 19, 2019
Program:. The Chicxulub impact did NOT kill the dinosaurs.

Youth Section: 1st and 3rd Saturday at 10 AM – 12:00 PM on March 2, and March 16, 2019
Program: Making cabochons

General Meeting: Tuesday at 7:30 PM on February 26, 2019
Program: Georgiana Kramer, a planetary geologist, will speak about Lunar Swirls

HGMS, Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show: At the Humble Civic Center on November 8-10, 2019

Additional information about upcoming programs and meetings is under the Events menu and clicking on Upcoming Programs and Meetings.

SECTIONS (Special Interest Groups)

ARCHAEOLOGY

BEADING

MINERAL

PALEONTOLOGY

LAPIDARY AND SILVERSMITHING

DAY LIGHT SECTION (FOR DAYTIME ACTIVITIES)

GEMSTONES AND FACETING SECTION

YOUTH SECTION (ACCOMPANIED BY PARENTS)