GMS     The Georgia Mineral Society, Inc.
4138 Steve Reynolds Boulevard
Norcross, GA 30093-3059


Benefits of Membership

As a member of GMS you will enjoy the many activities our club sponsors:

Field Trips: There is at least one GMS sponsored field trip per month and one DMC field trip. In addition, we are often invited to join other clubs on their field trips.

Workshop: Once you are certified by one of our instructors, you can practice your lapidary skills in the workshop at the GMS bulding!

For Kids: GMS has a group (Junior Section) specifically for children! Several times a year there are special field trips and educational events just for the children in the club.

Special Interests: Special interest groups called sections meet monthly or bi-monthly, so whatever your interests may be, there is a section (or 2) for you -- Micromount, Mineral, Gem, Fossil, and Sand!

Special Events: Throughout the year you can look forward to one of our special events!

GMS Building: The club's permanent home is a perfect place for general membership meetings (7:30, first Monday every month), section meetings, workshops, auctions, parties -- whatever we dream up!

Library: The GMS building has a library full of rock, gem, mineral, and fossil books plus maps too!

Camaraderie: One of the most important benefits of membership is being with people who have the same interests as you do!

Dues (New and Renewal)

$15 for one year student membership (An individual at least 18 years old who is enrolled full-time in a post-secondary educational institution i.e., past high school, can join as a student member. Student membership does not include any family members, and does not include the option of a hard-copy newsletter.)

$25 for one year membership (individual or family*).

$35 for one year membership that includes an additional $10 for printed, postal mailed copies of the newsletter (total of $35). Note: Physical newsletters can be mailed to U.S. addresses only, no international addresses.

The electronic edition of the newsletter "Tips and Trips" is included FREE with all memberships.

*Family memberships are for people living under the same roof. This includes children of all ages residing with parents; relatives; and extended family. Children younger than 18 years of age are considered junior members.

If you have any questions regarding GMS membership status or have changes in mailing address, telephone number, or email address, please send email to

Membership Forms

On-line Membership Form and Payment

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Downloadable Membership Form

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Membership Message

Corundum var. Ruby
Locality: Mysore District, Karnataka, India
Size: 4.2 x 3.0 x 2.0 cm
Image Copyright: Rob Lavinsky, CC-BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

"Pendant in the Form of an Eagle Displayed"
Date: Early 17th century
Location: Southern India
Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.5cm
Gold set with diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and wired pearls
Image Copyright: Khalili Collections / CC-BY-SA 3.0 IGO via Wikimedia Commons

Welcome to our New Members!
Welcome to GMS! We hope to see you soon!

Happy Birthday!!!!
Those born in July have ruby for their birthstone.

Tom Bates
Executive Vice President Membership

[You can see a list of new members and birthdays in the current Tips and Trips -- webmaster]

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President's Message
Sunshine News
Volunteers Needed
In Memoriam


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