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…]

48th Annual Montgomery Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Garrett Coliseum, 1555 Fedral Dr, Montgomery, AL Nov. 30 9:00am – 6:00pm, Dec. 1 10:00am-6:00pm, Dec. 2 11:00am-5:00pm Admission: Adults $2 or $3 weekend pass, 18 and under free with student ID and paid adult. Free Parking and Free Door Prizes  

November 2018 Meeting

Program will be a presentation by George Phillips, paleontologist with the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.

29th Annual Magnolia State Gem Mineral and Jewelry Show

Friday November 9th: 10am- 6pm, Saturday November 10th: 10am – 6pm, Sunday November 11th: 10am – 5pm Fairground Civic Center, 2902 Shortcut Rd., Pascagoula, MS. We host 30 plus vendors for the three day event. Concessions will be available. There will be door prizes, demonstrations, displays, and a raffle.​ Be sure to mark your calendars!

Parsons Quarry

NMGMS has a field trip scheduled for Saturday November 3, 2018 to the Vulcan quarry in Parsons, TN. We are allowed 25 members to attend. If you want to be added to the list, send an email to The quarry only allows members 18 years or older.  Note: all members attending this field trip … [Read more…]

Annual Picnic and Rock Swap

9th Annual Rock Swap Picnic October 20, 2018 at the large pavilion in Ballard Park, West Main Street/Highway 6, Tupelo, MS We would like to invite all rock hounds from the surrounding areas to join our members for a day of great fun, trading and fellowship. Invite your family and friends too! There is no … [Read more…]

Knoxville Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show

Each year the Knoxville Gem & Mineral Society hosts a Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show to the public. This show is a must see for any rock connoisseur or anyone with a love and fascination with gems, minerals, fossils, and other mineralogical and geological wonders. The three day 28th Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show … [Read more…]

Blue Springs Crab Site

The next field trip for NMGMS will be to the Blue Springs crab site in Union County, MS on Sunday October 14th. Meet at the site at 9a.m. Along with collecting fossil crabs, you will find turtle and mosasaur bone, shark teeth and vertebrae, mollusks and bi-valves of all kinds, spiny lobsters, small corals, bryozoans, … [Read more…]

September 2018 Meeting

Remember the refreshments are “pot luck” again, so everyone is asked to bring something. The September meeting of the North Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society will be on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Tupelo library from 1-3pm. The program will be on Mineral Identification, given by University of Mississippi Professor, Dr. Julie Retrum. Here’s … [Read more…]