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…]

Alabama Gold Camp Trip

Hello NMGMS looks like we have enough interest for a trip to the Alabama Gold Camp over Memorial weekend, which would be May 25th and 26th. This would fulfill part of the requirements for the “Gold Panning and Prospecting” FRA badge. There is plenty of information on the camp’s website: http://www.alabamagoldcamp.com/home. If you plan on … [Read more…]

Memphis Mineral, Fossil, and Jewelry Show

“The Earth Wide Open” by the Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society Location: Memphis International Agricenter, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd., Memphis, TN Saturday, April 27th, 9am-6:00pm, and Sunday, April 28th, 10am-5pm. Admission: Adults $5.00, 2 day pass $8.00, Children 12 and under $2.00, and Scouts in uniform are free. Additional information: www.theearthwideopen.com

April 2019 Meeting

NMGMS April meeting from 1-3pm at the Tupelo Library, program: making fun wire rings. **Note! The April meeting date is changed due to Easter falling on the third weekend of the month.

Old Trebloc, MS Lime Pit Trip

This trip will be to the old Trebloc, MS (Robertson) lime pit. Fossil crab pieces, turtle shell, sea urchin spines, shark teeth, Enchodus teeth, oysters of all kinds and even some mosasaur vertebrae can be collected at this locale. Lots of pretty marcasite too! This is a Cretaceous deposit of the Demopolis Chalk Meet at … [Read more…]

March 2019 Meeting

The NMGMS March 16, 2019 meeting will be held at the Lee County Library from 1 to 3p.m. It’s our 18th annual birthday party! This is the time when we “show off” what we have been working on over the past year. All members are asked to bring in something to display. It can be … [Read more…]

MMNS Fossil Road Show

Admission: $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for children ages 3 and up, children under 3 are FREE. Museum Members are FREE. Guest speaker is Dr. Mark Puckett from the University of Southern Mississippi, who will present a program on MICROFOSSILS.

March Field Trip To Mt. Ida

Our 2019 Spring break field trip will be to Mt. Ida, AR for quartz crystals, March 9th and 10th. Some of us are planning on heading over on Friday, March 8th. I have called the Royal Oak Inn (870-867-2169) and have procured a group rate of $55.25 per room. I am not holding any rooms … [Read more…]