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…]
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…]
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…]
NMGMS March meeting from 1-3pm at the Tupelo Library, program: Happy birthday NMGMS!
NMGMS spring break field trip to Missouri for drusy quartz and Missouri Lace Agate.
The MGMS Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show has something that will interest everyone. This two day event is held in late February each year. The next MGMS Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show will be held at the Mississippi Trade Mart on the State Fairgrounds in Jackson, Mississippi: Saturday, February 22, 2020 …….. … [Read more…]
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.
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…]
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.
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…]
Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, and Fossil Show and Sale Saturday, December 14, 9am to 6pm Sunday, December 15, 10am to 5pm Williamson County Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin, TN 37064 Admission: $5 (2 day pass, $7), students (18 and under) $1, children 12 and under free with an adult. Scout Youth in Uniform are … [Read more…]
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…]