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.


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.;

The Tannehill Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show

The AMLS outdoor show is held at the Tannehill Furnace State Historical Park, 12632 Confederate Parkway, McCalla, AL 35111. The show is Saturday June 2nd Sunday June 3rd, from 9am to 5pm. Admission to the park is $3 for adults and $1 for children; there is no additional entrance fee for the show.

Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum Mineral Show

Free Admission Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-4 Hourly door prizes, silent auctions, vendor tables, Indian artifact display, free children’s activities sponsored by Roger’s Group. Beading Class at 2PM on Saturday and Sunday (charges apply) and museum tours (regular admission charges apply).

May 2018 Meeting

Remember the refreshments are “pot luck” again, so everyone is asked to bring something. The May meeting of the North Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society will be on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Tupelo library from 1-3pm. The program will be on Volcanoes, given by University of Mississippi Professor, Dr. Jennifer Gifford. This promises … [Read more…]

HCGMS 39th Gem & Jewelry Show @ Joppa Shrine Temple

39th Annual Gem & Jewelry Show May 19 & 20, 2018 Saturday 9 –5pm Sunday 9 –4pm Adults – $5.00 / Kids age 10 & under – Free Joppa Shrine Temple 13280 Shriners Blvd. Biloxi, Ms. North of I-10 / Woolmarket Exit # 41 Jewelry * Rocks * Gems * Beads * Fossils * Minerals … [Read more…]