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…]

Open House at the Oren Dunn City Museum

Friday, November 5, 2021 at 6:30pm there will be an open house at the Oren Dunn City Museum in Tupelo featuring guest speaker, George Phillips with the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.  Topic will be the fossils of the Tupelo/Lee County area. Refreshments.

POSTPONED! – NMGMS Fossil Road Show and Geology Fest

The North Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society Fossil Road Show and Geology Fest, has been postponed due to COVID-19.  If conditions allow, it will be rescheduled later this year.  Admission to the museum for this event is $2 per person.  Activities tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  There will be fun activities for … [Read more…]

March 2020 Meeting

The NMGMS March 14, 2020 meeting will be held at the Lee County Library from 1 to 3p.m. It’s our 19th annual birthday party!  This is the time when we “show off” what we have been working on over the past year.  All members are asked to bring in something to display.  It can be a part of your … [Read more…]

Kim St. Jean Mixed Metals Workshop

The North Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society is very excited to announce another Kim St. Jean,  Mixed Metals class to be held upstairs at the Link Center, 1800 West Main Street, Tupelo on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 10a.m. to 5p.m.  The project that Kim will be teaching for this class is called “Sonoran Sunrise”.  It involves some … [Read more…]

Lapidary Workshop

Our NMGMS lapidary room #136 at the Link Center in Tupelo will be open on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10a.m. and also on Sunday, February 23rd for those members interested.  Please email Paul Gunther or Nancy Roberts if you plan to attend. Note:  the outside door stays locked on the weekends.  Be sure to let Paul or Jim know … [Read more…]