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…]

Annual Picnic and Rock Swap

We have the large pavilion at Ballard Park reserved for our annual picnic and rock swap on Saturday October 20, 2018 from 1 to 4pm.

September 2018 Meeting

Remember the refreshments are “pot luck” again, so everyone is asked to bring something. The Se meeting of the North Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society will be on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Tupelo library from 1-3pm. Program to be announced Refreshments will be served.

Annual Show Ozark Earth Science Club

Ozark Earth Science Club Annual Show Saturday, 9am-6pm, Sunday, 9am-4pm; adults $2, children 12 and under free Vvendors selling beautiful gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils, and more, games, geode cracking, speakers, demonstrations, displays, presentations, free hourly door prizes, grand prize drawing

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…]

Lapidary Workshop

Our NMGMS lapidary room #136 at the Link Center in Tupelo will be open on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 10a.m. for those members interested. There are two large slab saws and two 10 inch saws available, as well as two trim saws and three cab machines. Bring some stones that you would like to … [Read more…]

LinkFest

On June 23 NMGMS will be hosting mini jewelry “make and take” workshops. Produced by Link Centre, LinkFest is a new annual two-day festival happening June 22-23, 2018. LinkFest will feature an array of musical events, multidisciplinary arts showcases and workshops, community entrepreneurs, and celebrations of delicious cuisine. Held throughout the Link Centre campus, LinkFest … [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…]

Fossil Road Show

New Albany Fossil Road Show, June 9, 2018, 10am to 2pm at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany, MS. Paleontologist George Phillips will be on hand, as well as representatives from the Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society. The event is free, and attendees can bring objects for identification and/or collections to show. Call … [Read more…]

Mineral Area Gem And Mineral Society & Missouri Mines Rock Swap

Mineral Area Gem & Mineral Society, Missouri Mines Historic Site, Park Hills, MO; 4000 State Hwy 32, Park Hills MO 63601; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; Missouri Mines Historic site and Museum will be open and free to the Public for this event. Free Parking, Food concession stand, Music, Demonstrations, Silent Auctions.;