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…]

Filing Tip for a Better Solder Join

I decided to practice soldering this summer, so I made a number of “stack” rings out of various gauges and shapes of wire. For a successful solder join, you need the ends of your wire to be very straight and flush, so your two ends join tightly. Solder will not fill a gap! I found … [Read more…]

Annual Show Ozark Earth Science Club

Ozark Earth Science Club Annual Show Baxter County Fairgrounds, 1507 Fairgrounds Dr., Mountain Home, AR Saturday, 9am-6pm, Sunday, 9am-4pm; adults $2, children 12 and under free Fossils, Gems, Jewelry, Beads, unique crafts, Geodes/cracking, displays, presentations, kids games, door prizes, grand prize drawing. Concessions will be provided by Clarkridge Fire Department. Show sponsored by the Ozark … [Read more…]

Richardson Landing Field Trip

Richardson Landing is located about 20 miles north of Memphis, TN and 10 miles north of Millington.    We will assemble at the  Popeye’s parking lot at 9:00 am Daylight Savings Time on Saturday, Aug. 11th.   We will caravan to the collecting site. Note: Be at the meeting site by 9 am, or you will miss the caravan and have to … [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…]

Lapidary Workshop

Our NMGMS lapidary room #136 at the Link Center in Tupelo will be open on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 10a.m. for those members interested. There are two large slab saws and two 10 inch saws available, as well as two trim saws and three cab machines. Bring some stones that you would like to … [Read more…]


On June 23 NMGMS will be hosting mini jewelry “make and take” workshops. Produced by Link Centre, LinkFest is a new annual two-day festival happening June 22-23, 2018. LinkFest will feature an array of musical events, multidisciplinary arts showcases and workshops, community entrepreneurs, and celebrations of delicious cuisine. Held throughout the Link Centre campus, LinkFest … [Read more…]