Welcome to the AGMS

 

 

 

Motto: Each one – Teach one
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Gems

 

 

 

Mineral crystal or organic materials that are not minerals, which, when cut and polished, are used to make jewelry or other adornments.


Minerals

 

 

 

Naturally occurring, inorganic, solid, with an ordered internal structure, and a definite chemical composition.

Rock Hounding

 

 

 

The study and hobby of collecting rocks, minerals, or fossil specimens from the natural environment.

 

Lapidary

 

 

 

Cutting, polishing or engraving stones and gems.

 

Metal Smithing - Jewelry Making

 

 

 

The use of materials such as metal, clay, wire, beads, and glass for crafting necklaces, pendants, bracelets or rings.

 

General Meeting 4th Thursday each month

The general public is invited to visit AGMS General Meetings in person or on ZOOM.  Meetings are held at our clubhouse at 6719 Burnet Lane, Austin beginning at 7:pm on the 4th Thursday of each month. If you have a question regarding an upcoming meeting, click here.

Our monthly meetings are available via Zoom video conferencing. All are welcome to attend our meetings.

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Meeting ID: 846 9807 8278
Passcode: 4XpHpR
 
NOTICE: Currently,  we meet in-person with mask wearing as a personal option. We will continue to offer Zoom video conferencing to members and guests.

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Austin Gem and Mineral Society

Meetings are held the 4th Thursday of the month at 6719 Burnet Lane, Austin Texas.@ 7p.m.

Hey everyone! While you’re checking out all our amazing new finds at our Annual Denver Trunk Show, be sure to stop by and talk with our friends from our business partners, the Austin Gem and Mineral Society!

They’re currently having their annual membership drive and, if you sign up with them this month, you’ll be entered into a raffle to win your own rock tumbler set! Come drop by to see them and find out more!
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Come see our Gems of India display at the AGMS annual Gem and Mineral show at Palmer Event Center 900 Barton Springs Rd in Austin TX Friday Oct 20 9 to 6 - Saturday October 21 9 to 6 - Sunday October 22 10 to 5.
All of the minerals in the display case are from AGMS member's private collections. Each of the previously posted specimens are featured in the display.
Open to the public, the show features over 30 vendors selling gemstones, jewelry, beads, mineral specimen, fossils, crystals, and more. We'll have youth activities, silent auctions, demonstrations and a wide variety of educational gem, mineral and fossil displays. Tickets sold at the door.
For more information go to AGMS-TX.ORG
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Come see our Gems of India display at the AGMS annual Gem and Mineral show at Palmer Event Center 900 Barton Springs Rd in Austin TX Friday Oct 20 9 to 6 - Saturday October 21 9 to 6 - Sunday October 22 10 to 5. All of the minerals in the display case are from AGMS members private collections. Each of the previously posted specimens are featured in the display.Open to the public, the show features over 30 vendors selling gemstones, jewelry, beads, mineral specimen, fossils, crystals, and more. Well have youth activities, silent auctions, demonstrations and a wide variety of educational gem, mineral and fossil displays. Tickets sold at the door. For more information go to AGMS-TX.ORG

Join us at Gem Capers, our annual Gem and Mineral show at Palmer Event Center 900 Barton Springs Rd in Austin TX Friday Oct 20 9 to 6 - Saturday October 21 9 to 6 - Sunday October 22 10 to 5.
Stop by our informational display cases to see all the featured Minerals of India featured in our previous Facebook posts!
Open to the public, the show features over 30 vendors selling gemstones, jewelry, beads, mineral specimen, fossils, crystals, and more. We'll have youth activities, silent auctions, demonstrations and a wide variety of educational gem, mineral and fossil displays. Tickets sold at the door.
For more information go to AGMS-TX.ORG
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Join us at Gem Capers, our annual Gem and Mineral show at Palmer Event Center 900 Barton Springs Rd in Austin TX Friday Oct 20 9 to 6 - Saturday October 21 9 to 6 - Sunday October 22 10 to 5.Stop by our informational display cases to see all the featured Minerals of India featured in our previous Facebook posts! Open to the public, the show features over 30 vendors selling gemstones, jewelry, beads, mineral specimen, fossils, crystals, and more. Well have youth activities, silent auctions, demonstrations and a wide variety of educational gem, mineral and fossil displays. Tickets sold at the door. For more information go to AGMS-TX.ORG
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AGMS Calendar

Board Meetings:

First Tuesday, 7:00 PM, Jan – Nov.
No meeting in Dec. Nov meeting is budget planning for 2025.

Club Meetings (Open to the Public):

4th Thursdays, 7:00 PM, Jan – Oct.
Nov date is 11/14 due to Thanksgiving.
Dec meeting is Annual Dinner on 12/12/2024.

Open Workshop:

Every Wednesday, 6pm – 8:30pm.
3rd Saturday 10 am – 2 pm (times subject to change)

Min SIG:

2nd Tuesdays, 7-9 pm.

Lap SIG:

3rd Thursdays, 7-9pm.

Show Committee:

2nd Thursdays, 7-9pm.
Show dates: Oct 18-20, 2024. Packing and setup Thursday preceding show.

Paleo Club

3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 PM.

First Saturday

April – Sept.
August reserved for AGMS Annual Auction. Setup Friday evening.

Upcoming Gem & Mineral Shows

 

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

April 6-7— Annual show; Southwest Gem & Mineral Society
Morris Center @ Joe Freeman Coliseum, 475 AT&T Parkway Gate E
Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4
Adults $5, Seniors/Military $3, Child Under 7 $1
Contact Robert Bowie, (830) 387-1766; Email: krbotx@gvtc.com; Website: swgms.org

ALPINE, TEXAS

April 19-21— Alpine Gem & Mineral Show
Alpine Civic Center, 801 W Holland Ave
Fri-Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4
Free Admission
https://www.facebook.com/Chihuahuan-Desert-Gem-Mineral-Club-300125913343720/

PLANO, TEXAS

May 17-19— Texas Mineral & Fossil Show
PLANO EVENT CENTER, 2000 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75074.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS

May  25-26— Annual show; Fort Worth Gem and Mineral Club
Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W Lancaster
Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $7-Adults, $5-Military, Seniors, Students, Free-Children 12 & Under.
Contact: Glenda Bradley/Fort Worth Gem and Mineral Club, (817) 229-5467
Email: fwgmc.info@gmail.com
Website: fortworthgemandmineralclub.org

Congratulations to the 2024 Officers and Board Members

Officers:

 
President: John Connors
VP1: Michael Egger
VP2: Mark Barber
Secretary: Jan Ozias
Treasurer: James Mercier

Directors:

Jeff Greinert  
Earnest Carter  
James Michener  
Michael Burns  
Marilyn Gilbreath  
James (Jim) Koen  

LEADS for Standing Committees & Special Interest Groups

Building: Michael Egger
Bylaws & Operating Procedures: Jan Ozias
Community Outreach: Doretta Conrad
Curator:
Barbara Liebman
Education:
John Connors
Field Trips: Ron Carman
Gem Capers: Laird Fowler
Historian: Vacant
Hospitality: Ginger Batson
Liaison with Regional (SCFMS) and National (AFMS) Federations: RonCarman
Library: Laird Fowler
Membership: Jim Koen
MinSIG: Laird Fowler
LapSIG:
Ron Patillo
Programs: Mark Barber
Webmaster:
James Michener
Workshop: Gef Fisher
Youth Programs: Lorraine Chammah

The Austin Gem and Mineral Society welcomes you to join us!

Membership Benefits

  • Connection and networking with other rock hounds, mineral collectors, geological experts, jewelry artists, gem and mineral professionals and experts, gem and mineral vendors, educators, and a plethora of rock related subject matter experts in a wide variety of gem and mineral related topics.
  • General club meetings offer speakers and presentations on a wide variety of gem and mineral topics.
  • Access to our website membership portal includes access to member blogs, member specific announcements, posts on member boards, SIG meetings/topics and online discussions (Special Interest Groups: Min Sig, Paleo SIG, Silversmithing SIG, Jewelry SIG, Lapidary Sig, Faceting SIG)
  • Access to clubhouse resources includes: large meeting room, lapidary/cabbing workshop, faceting workshop, slab shack saws, extensive resource library, and display exhibits of gems and minerals
  • Annual events and activities include: Gem Capers (annual gem and mineral show held at the Austin Palmer Event Center), Swap Meet, Club Auction, Holiday Party
  • Classes: Cabbing, Faceting, Silversmithing, Slab Saw, other classes are offered as needs and instructors are identified
  • Field trips and rock hunts for members only

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Federation and Club Resources

Visit these other websites for related information on gems and minerals, activities, learning opportunities, and more.

Federation of Mineral Societies

The Austin Gem and Mineral Society is part of SCFMS (The South Central Federation of Mineral Societies). SCFMS is one of seven different regional federations in the US that are members of the AFMS (American Federation of Mineralogical Societies).

Please note that these links are third party websites that are not maintained by AGMS. AGMS is not responsible for materials found on these sites. Please use caution when visiting an unfamiliar site.