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Norcross, GA 30093-3059

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: Monday, November 26, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Topic: Anything Goes
Location: GMS Building

A big thanks goes to Dion for leading last month’s program on measuring the angles between crystals and using these data to identify the gem material. We looked at crystals of topaz, quartz, and other minerals and gems. Measuring the angles between various crystal faces is a quick and easy identification technique for most minerals. Thanks again to Dion.

This month will be the last meeting for 2018. We will not have a specific topic. This will be an anything goes meeting. We can talk about projects for Christmas presents, or talk about what we saw and purchased at the Cobb club show, or any other subject that comes to mind.

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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