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


Meetings are 7:30 pm the first Monday of each Month
4138 Steve Reynolds Boulevard
Norcross, GA 30093-3059

Visitors and Guests are Welcome!

Rock shop in Georgia
Image credit: Ken Scher

Date: August 1, 2022
Social Time: 7:00 pm
Meeting Time: 7:30 pm
Location: In-person and via video conferencing (link below)
Speaker: Tom Faller
Topic: Sites in Plain Sight: Rock Shops in Georgia

The August General Meeting will feature Tom Faller talking about the gem and mineral stores around Georgia. These “sites in plain sight” are great for browsing for new or unusual minerals or for finding a really good example of Graves Mt. rutile or Jackson Crossroads amethyst when a weekend of digging came up dry. They’re also a good place for supplies like stones for tumbling or checking the difference in heft between an Estwing 14oz. hammer and a 22 oz. Stores are found all over the state but vary widely in what they carry and their focus. Tom will give locations and a brief summary of what each store can provide.

Tom Faller joined GMS in 2016 at our Gem show in Lawrenceville and was awarded Member of the Year in 2018. He was appointed Mineral Section Chair in 2019 and SFMS representative in 2021. He worked as an astronomer and as a geophysicist with Exxon before switching to supporting supercomputers and then medical monitors. He gives talks at local schools and libraries about geology and astronomy.

Please join us Monday, August 1 for a hybrid meeting. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm online for social time and 7:30 pm for business. The meeting will be open at the clubhouse and via a Zoom link which will be provided later via email and on the GMS website.

Juergen Poppelreuter
Vice President of Programs

Zoom Link

Click Here
Meeting ID: 897 1712 2238
Passcode: 037989

Past Meeting Zoom Videos

Click HERE for a list of Zoom Videos from past meetings

Past Speakers

Click HERE for a list of Past Speakers

General meetings are usually on the first Monday of the month. If this date falls on a holiday, the general meeting will be on the SECOND Monday of the month. In September, the annual picnic and auction replaces the general meeting and is held on a Saturday.

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