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…]

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.  

Link Centre’s Holiday Market

NMGMS will be setting up as a vendor and selling hand crafted jewelry items made by our members. Money raised from sales will go to our lapidary workshop. NMGMS volunteers will be needed at this event. Some NMGMS volunteers will assist the Link Centre at their sales table or food vending tables.

Annual Montgomery Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Garrett Coliseum, 1555 Fedral Dr, Montgomery, AL Fri Dec. 6 9:00am – 6:00pm, Sat Dec. 7 10:00am-6:00pm, Sun Dec. 8 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  

Mobile Rock and Gem Society Show

Friday, November 29, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Saturday, November 30, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Sunday, December 1, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Admission: $4, children 12 & under FREE with adult Friday & Saturday FREE admission after 5PM ABBA Shrine Center, 7701 Hitt Rd, Mobile, AL

Blue Springs Trip

The next field trip for NMGMS will be to the Blue Springs crab site in Union County, MS on Saturday November 23, 2019 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, and … [Read more…]

November 2019 Meeting

NMGMS November 16, 1019 meeting from 1 to 3pm at the Tupelo library. We will have a DOUBLE Feature! We are excited and priviledged to host guest speaker George Phillips, Paleontologist with the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, at our upcoming November meeting. George will be talking about the petrified wood found in Mississippi. Program … [Read more…]

Lapidary Workshop

Our NMGMS lapidary room #136 at the Link Center in Tupelo will be open on the following Saturdays: November 9th, November 23rd, and December 7, 2019 at 10a.m. for those members interested.  Note:  the outside door stays locked on the weekends, so be sure to let Paul or Jim know if you plan to come.   … [Read more…]

Soldering Workshop

Try your hand at making some soldered stack rings. Workshop will be upstairs in the conference room at the Link Centre, Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 10am to 4pm. We will work with copper, brass, and some silver filled wire. Members will learn to use several different types of solder, as well as the technique … [Read more…]