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…]

March 2020 Meeting

NMGMS March meeting from 1-3pm at the Tupelo Library, program: Happy birthday NMGMS!

February 2020 Meeting

NMGMS February meeting from 1-3pm at the Tupelo Library. Program: Making a Beaded Memory Wire Bracelet. January and February meeting dates are changed due to the library being closed on the third weekend of those months.

Lapidary Workshop

Our NMGMS lapidary room #136 at the Link Centre in Tupelo will be open on Sunday:  January 26, 2020 at 12p.m. for those members interested.  There are two large slab saws and a 10 inch saw available, as well as two trim saws and two cab machines.  Bring some stones that you would like to slab.  … [Read more…]

January 2020 Meeting

NMGMS January meeting from 1-3pm at the Tupelo Library. Program: Ice Ages, by Dr. Jennifer Gifford.   January and February meeting dates are changed due to the library being closed on the third weekend of those months.

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. The club will provide a ham for the luncheon, and members attending are asked to bring a potluck dish to share. We will have a gift … [Read more…]

Petrified Wood in Mississippi

At the NMGMS November meeting, we were excited to have George Phillips, paleontologist with the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, as our guest speaker. George gave an overview of some of the history about petrified wood found in Mississippi.  Petrified wood was designated as the state’s official rock in 1976. Some of the things we … [Read more…]