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Gem Section

A Special GMS Group
for People Interested in Gems

Gem Section Meets
Last Monday Every Month

Ah, the jewels of the rockhounding world. Gems come in many different forms, but one thing is usually certain -- someone took something normal and transformed it into something spectacular!

Join us at Gem Section to see rocks when they are all dressed up and even dress up a few yourself!

If you have any questions about Gem Section, please send email to


Gem Section Message


Date: September 24, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Topic: Evaluating Gem Rough
Location: GMS Building

I hope everyone enjoyed my session on dopping in August. While we mainly talked about dopping for faceting gemstones, we also covered ideas that were useful for cabbing.

This month we will talk about selecting and evaluating gem rough. The program will be aimed at faceting rough, but we will include cabbing and possibly even tumbling. If anyone wants to talk about carving, I’m sure that we can fit that in also. Be sure to bring some rocks for slabbing, slabs, and other gem rough; and, we will take a look and give our opinions.

I hope to see everyone at the meeting. As usual, we will fold, address and stamp the paper copies of our Tips and Trips before the meeting starts.

Jay Gorday,
Gem Section Chair

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