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…]

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…]

Annual Missouri Mines Rock Swap

22nd Annual Missouri Mines Rock Swap, June 14th-16th, Missouri Mines State Historic Site, Park Hills, MO 4000 State Hwy. 32, P.O. Box 492, Park Hills, MO (573) 431-6226 Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Rock hobbyists from all over the United States will set up outdoors and under tents to sell … [Read more…]

Fossil Road Show

New Albany Fossil Road Show, June 8, 2019, 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…]

New Albany Fossil Road Show

June 8, 2019, 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.

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 1st Sunday June 2nd, 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. Take I … [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…]

May 2019 Meeting

The NMGMS May 18, 2019 meeting will be held at the Lee County Library from 1 to 3p.m. The program will be on caves, given by University of Mississippi Professor, Dr. Jennifer Gifford. Come and join us to learn all about this exciting underground world. Refreshments are “pot luck”, so members are asked to bring … [Read more…]

HCGMS 39th Gem & Jewelry Show @ Joppa Shrine Temple

40th Annual Gem & Jewelry Show May 18 & 19, 2019 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…]

Lapidary Workshop

Our NMGMS lapidary room #136 at the Link Centre in Tupelo will be open on Saturday May 11, 2019 at 10 a.m. , if there are any members interested.  This would be a good time for the Rockheads to go over shop safety and earn the lapidary badge, if they have not yet done so. There … [Read more…]