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

 
December 5, 2018 Wednesday NOON Day Light Section
Day Light is having their Annual Day Light Holiday Pot Luck. All are welcome. Bring a side dish or dessert. Nancy is cooking a small turkey and a ham.

December 6, 2018 Thursday  7:30 PM Archeology Section 

Program: Holiday Party Potluck and Show & Tell  Please bring a favorite dish to share and artifacts to show the group. There will also be a discussion of fake artifacts, with examples.

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)