A Special GMS Group
for People Interested in Minerals
Mineral Section Meets
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
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Topic: Georgia Pegmatites
Location: GMS Building
Our Minerals of Georgia topic for March will be pegmatites. A large variety of minerals are found in pegmatites. Pegmatites have been referred to as nature’s treasure chest. Some of the common minerals found are varieties of quartz, feldspar, mica, tourmaline, garnet, and beryl. Georgia has a number of pegmatite sites in the crystalline area of the state known as the Piedmont and Blue Ridge. The Hogg Mine in LaGrange and the Cochran Mine in Ball Ground are two of the more famous sites.
Come join us as we take a look at these localities and their minerals. Remember to bring your Georgia pegmatite minerals for show and tell.
Mineral Section Chair
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