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…]

48th Annual Montgomery Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Garrett Coliseum, 1555 Fedral Dr, Montgomery, AL Nov. 30 9:00am – 6:00pm, Dec. 1 10:00am-6:00pm, Dec. 2 11:00am-5:00pm Admission: Adults $2 or $3 weekend pass, 18 and under free with student ID and paid adult. Free Parking and Free Door Prizes  

November 2018 Meeting

The November meeting of the North Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society will be on Saturday November 17, 2018 at the Tupelo library from 1-3pm. The program will be on Dinosaurs, given by the NMGMS Rockheads. We will also have a fun, wire and bead lapidary project. Come and join us! Refreshments are “pot luck”, so … [Read more…]

Lapidary Workshop

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

Copper Bangle Class

You can’t have too many bangles!  In this class, you will be working with heavy gauge copper wire and will be making several styles of bangle bracelets.  Techniques involved are:  annealing, forging, texturing, shaping, soldering, and applying a patina.  You will have fun twisting your forged wire with a drill!  Come join us for some … [Read more…]

29th Annual Magnolia State Gem Mineral and Jewelry Show

Friday November 9th: 10am- 6pm, Saturday November 10th: 10am – 6pm, Sunday November 11th: 10am – 5pm Fairground Civic Center, 2902 Shortcut Rd., Pascagoula, MS. We host 30 plus vendors for the three day event. Concessions will be available. There will be door prizes, demonstrations, displays, and a raffle.​ Be sure to mark your calendars!

Parsons Quarry

NMGMS has a field trip scheduled for Saturday November 3, 2018 to the Vulcan quarry in Parsons, TN. We are allowed 25 members to attend. If you want to be added to the list, send an email to The quarry only allows members 18 years or older.  Note: all members attending this field trip … [Read more…]

Annual Picnic and Rock Swap

9th Annual Rock Swap Picnic October 20, 2018 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 28th Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show … [Read more…]