Join the Family

Your membership includes

  • 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: 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: Gem Capers (annual gem and mineral show held at the Austin Palmer Events 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.

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently having problems with the membership subscription portion of our PayPal Merchant account.

Until we can get this problem solved, we have a “work-around” for you if you would like to become a member or renew your AGMS membership by paying your 2021 dues through the website. 

Please go to the landing page (click on the back arrow) and go to the “Donate to AGMS” just under the “Join the AGMS Family” box. In the donation comment box, provide name(s) for each member with a separate email address for each member at the same address.  Indicate that you are purchasing a membership or renewing your membership. Then enter the appropriate amount for payment and submit. 

Your “donation” will be sent to and verified by our treasurer and your information will be processed for setting up your website member account.   

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work on this matter.


Join the community with over 350 gem and mineral enthusiasts in the Austin and Central Texas area!

Have Questions?

For questions regarding membership, please:

  • contact our President at,
  • stop by the clubhouse during one of our general or SIG meetings,
  • or complete the form below and an AGMS representative will be in contact with you shortly.