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…]

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

The February meeting of the North Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society will be on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Tupelo library from 1-3pm. The program will be “Using a Mineral Identification Kit”, given by University of Mississippi Professor, Dr. Julie Retrum. Here’s a chance to learn how to identify some of those unknown minerals … [Read more…]

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…]

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…]

January 2019 Meeting

The January meeting of the North Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society will be on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Tupelo library from 1-3pm. The program will be a flint knapping demonstration given by NMGMS member Randy Burleson. Flint knapping is an ancient lapidary art, so this program will be very exciting and informative. Come … [Read more…]