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 2019 Meeting

NMGMS March meeting from 1-3pm at the Tupelo Library, program: Happy birthday NMGMS! **Note! The February meeting date is changed due to the library being closed on the third weekend of that month.

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…]

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.

NMGMS Copper Brazing/soldering Workshop

Want to learn a metal technique called copper brazing and also get to try your hand at copper solder?  If you do, come to the Link Centre in Tupelo on Saturday, February 16th.  NMGMS will be holding this workshop upstairs in the conference room, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. You will learn how to create a … [Read more…]

February 2019 Meeting

NMGMS February meeting from 1-3pm at the Tupelo Library. Speaker: Dr. Julie Retrum.

NMGMS February 2 2019 Field Trip to Pickwick Dam, TN

Hello NMGMS!  Thought we’d try again to collect in the gravel deposits along the Tennessee River below Pickwick Dam in Counce, TN on Saturday, February 2, 2019.  Meet at the Pickwick Dam boat launch ramp parking lot at 10 am.  If you can’t make it by 10, that’s ok, we’ll be collecting right by the … [Read more…]

January 26, 2019 Trip to Alabama

This will be rescheduled for February if the weather is bad. Please check to make sure if field trip has been canceled before going. The first NMGMS field trip for 2019 will be on Saturday Jan. 26th to collect Mississippian fossils from the Bangor Formation. We will be collecting fossils such as bryozoans, blastoids, brachiopods … [Read more…]

Lapidary Workshop

Our NMGMS lapidary room #136 at the Link Centre in Tupelo will be open on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 9 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 are … [Read more…]

Enameling Workshop

The West Point/Clay County Arts Council is hosting another wonderful day of jewelry design with the North Mississippi Gem & Mineral Society, an Enameling on Copper Workshop! If you would like to learn how to enamel designs with powdered glass onto copper metal for making jewelry pieces, this is the class for you. Enameling is … [Read more…]