East Texas Gem and Mineral Society
Whether you enjoy going into a jewelry store or gem show and picking out a lovely finished piece, or collecting the material to make it yourself, it is all part of the same hobby. The Earth Sciences are a wide range of studies from Volcanism (study of volcanoes), Geology (the rocky parts of the Earth’s crust and it’s historic development), connected to this are Mineralogy, Petrology, Geomorphology, Paleontology (Pre-historic life/fossils), Structural Geology,
Engineering Geology and Sedimentology.
Our club touches on each of these, but it does so much more. It brings together novice and expert alike, who have the same interests. It gives members the opportunity to collect specimens, learn about howthey are formed, and perhaps how to make them into wearable art.
You don’t have to know anything about the Geo-sciences, just have an interest in any part of the hobby. Whether it be collecting, identification, wire-wrapping faceting, or cabbing, there is something to peak almost everyone’s interest.
MEETINGS: We meet on the first Monday of each month, unless the date falls on a holiday, then the meeting is moved to the second Monday.
Place: The Discovery Science Place.
309 North Broadway, Tyler, TX. Just north of down town. (Map)
If you have any suggestions or would like to add your club link, please contact: Webmaster: Susan Burch
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Pictures from the Lapidary Group Meeting