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…]

May 2018 Meeting

The May meeting of the North Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society will be on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Tupelo library from 1-3pm. The program will be on Volcanoes, given by University of Mississippi Professor, Dr. Jennifer Gifford. This promises to be an “explosive” presentation, so don’t miss it! Remember the refreshments are “pot … [Read more…]

20 Mile Creek Field Trip and Rockhead Cookout

Put on your water shoes, grab your sieves and buckets, and let’s get out there for those shark teeth and have a splash of a good time too! On Saturday May 5, 2018, the NMGMS Rockheads will sponsor a field trip to the famous Frankstown “Shark Tooth” site (the W. M. Browning Cretaceous Fossil Park), … [Read more…]

Cleaning & Preserving Fossils

Fossil Cleaning/Preparation Workshop Something to keep in mind when cleaning fossils … Voltaire, Francois-Marie (1694-1778) – French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit and advocacy of civil liberties, including freedom of religion, freedom of expression, free trade, and separation of church and state. Voltaire was a prolific writer, producing works in almost … [Read more…]

Cleaning Fossils

Fossil Cleaning and Preparation Fossil preparation begins in the field: Loose pieces of a fossil should be immobilized, if at all possible with glue or a plaster cast, or collected in separate mapped and labeled packages. Use foil for the smaller, more delicate pieces and newspaper for larger ones. Any glues used out in the … [Read more…]

The Earth Wide Open 2018

“The Earth Wide Open” by the Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society Photo of 2018 Grand Door Prize Location: Memphis International Agricenter, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd., Memphis, TN Saturday, April 28th, 9am-6:00pm, and Sunday, April 29th, 10am-5pm.Admission: Adults $5.00, 2 day pass $8.00, Children 12 and under $2.00, and Scouts in uniform are free. Additional information: … [Read more…]

Dues Change

As per our NMGMS bylaws, this is to notify all members that a change in our annual club dues was presented for a vote at our March 17, 2018 club meeting and passed. The change is as follows: $15 for a single membership, $25 for a couple, and $4 for each child. Change was approved … [Read more…]

Geology Fest and Fossil Road Show

The Geology Fest and Fossil Road Show held by the North Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society will be on April 14, 2018 from 10am to 3pm at the Oren Dunn City Museum in Tupelo.  Admission to the museum for this event is $2 per person for those age 4 and up.  Activities tickets are $1 … [Read more…]