GMS     The Georgia Mineral Society, Inc.
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Norcross, GA 30093-3059

Mineral Section

A Special GMS Group
for People Interested in Minerals

Mineral Section Meets
Third Wednesday
Every Month

Minerals are as varied and unique as people. From the mundane to the spectacular, minerals are fascinating in many respects.

GMS members and visitors who are interested in learning more about minerals -- please join us at Mineral Section meetings for special programs and presentations!

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Mineral Section Message

Collection of various fluorescent minerals under ultraviolet UV-A, UV-B and UV-C light.
(Hgrobe 06:16, 26 April 2006 (UTC)) - credit: Hannes Grobe/AWI [CC BY-SA 2.5 (]

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Topic: Fluorescent Minerals
Location: Dennis Buchanan's House

The scheduled topic of fluorescent minerals was originally to have been the topic in May. We postponed it to June so that the group could meet and view the collection of Dennis Buchanan. Instead, Tom Faller presented a slide show of his experience in the mid-Eighties of working on an offshore oil rig doing vertical seismic profiles for petroleum exploration in Alaska. The pictures showed the mechanics of drilling and living on an oil platform, of the safety precautions required and the bygone days before the Internet and cell phones made secure data transfer easier.

On June 19, we will meet at Dennis Buchanan’s home. Contact me at and I will send directions.

Tom Faller
Mineral Section Chair

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