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

Fossil Section

A Special GMS Group
for People Interested in Fossils

Fossil Section Meets
Second Monday
Every Month

Fossils are a unique way to get a glimpse of the past. Life (and sometimes death) is immortalized in stone.

These enigmatic rocks are formed many different ways and there is so much to learn from them. Please join us at the fossil section to learn more.

Click here for articles about fossils.
Click here for a link to a website devoted to Georgia fossils.

If you have any questions about Fossil Section, please contact Fossil Section chair Kim Cochran.


Fossil Section Message

Seed Ferns
Image credit: Diana Poppelreuter

Stiaria insect tracks
Image credit: Henry Frantz

Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm
Topic: Minkin Track Site Show & Tell
Location: Remotely via video conferencing(Click here for the link)

Many thanks to Cam Muskelly for enlightening us about straight shelled cephalopods. They were definitely fascinating creatures and we learned a lot about them including how to identify the fossils and differentiate them from other fossils.

In May, we will have a show & tell meeting about specimens from the Steven C. Minkin Paleozoic Track Site. The Minkin site has a plethora of Pennsylvanian plant fossils; track fossils from amphibians, insects, and arthropods; plus other trace fossils. Please bring your fossils for show & tell, and consider taking pictures of specimens that may be difficult to see via Zoom.

Lori Carter on behalf of Martha Brown and Kim Cochran

NOTE: Temporary procedures are in place for section meetings, including RSVP before attending. Please read those procedures and guidelines here.

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