Raffle Notice

NMGMS is holding a raffle! Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and the drawing will be held at our May 18, 2019 meeting. The winner does not have to be present. We are featuring three prizes. The winner will pick which one they would like to receive. The first prize is a beautiful … [Read more…]

Fossil Site Privacy

It’s been a couple of years since we covered this subject, but it appears that it is time to bring it up again.  We have many new members, so it’s good to go over some important facts about our field trip sites.  First of all, our organization works very hard to procure the permission of … [Read more…]

Food for Thought about Geotagging

Here’s some information that I gleaned from Wikipedia:   “In order to capture GPS data at the time the photograph is captured, the user must have a camera with built in GPS.  Most smart phones already use a GPS chip along with built-in cameras to allow users to automatically geotag photos.  Others may have the GPS … [Read more…]

Christmas Party and Luncheon

The NMGMS annual Christmas party and potluck luncheon will be on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 11a.m. until 3p.m., upstairs at the Lee County Public Library in Tupelo, MS.  

“Rocktoberfest” Annual Picnic and Rock Swap

10th Annual Rock Swap Picnic October 26, 2019 at the large pavilion in Ballard Park, West Main Street/Highway 6, Tupelo, MS We would like to invite all rock hounds from the surrounding areas to join our members for a day of great fun, trading and fellowship. Invite your family and friends too! There is no … [Read more…]

Knoxville Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show

Each year the Knoxville Gem & Mineral Society hosts a Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show to the public. This show is a must see for any rock connoisseur or anyone with a love and fascination with gems, minerals, fossils, and other mineralogical and geological wonders. The three day Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show opens … [Read more…]

47th Annual Greater Little Rock Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show

Central Arkansas Gem, Mineral, and Geology Society October 5th and 6th, 2019, 9am to 5pm at the Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville, AR (Hwy 67/167, Exit 9, Main Street). Free admission, free parking, and open to the public.

September 2019 Meeting

Photo by Harbor Freight Tools The NMGMS September 21, 2019 meeting will be held at the Lee County Library from 1 to 3p.m. The program will be, “Proper Techniques for Using a Rotary Tumbler to Polish Stones”, given by NMGMS member Mike Schuchs. Mike will also have on hand some Alabama gravel that is rich … [Read more…]

Annual Show Ozark Earth Science Club

Ozark Earth Science Club Annual Show Baxter County Fairgrounds, 1507 Fairgrounds Dr., Mountain Home, AR Saturday, 9am-6pm, Sunday, 9am-4pm; adults $2, children 12 and under free Fossils, Gems, Jewelry, Beads, unique crafts, Geodes/cracking, displays, presentations, kids games, door prizes, grand prize drawing. There will be games, geode cracking, speakers, demonstrations, displays, presentations, free hourly door … [Read more…]

Twenty Mile Creek

Collecting at Twenty Mile Creek Registered Professional Geologist, Robert Langford, will be present at the W. M. Browning Cretaceous Fossil Park located on Twenty Mile Creek at the Hwy 45 Bridge near Frankstown, in Prentiss County, Mississippi. Robert will be there on a voluntary basis to help novice fossil collectors, to identify their fossils, and … [Read more…]

Annual Missouri Mines Rock Swap

22nd Annual Missouri Mines Rock Swap, June 14th-16th, Missouri Mines State Historic Site, Park Hills, MO 4000 State Hwy. 32, P.O. Box 492, Park Hills, MO (573) 431-6226 Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Rock hobbyists from all over the United States will set up outdoors and under tents to sell … [Read more…]