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

Gem Section

A Special GMS Group
for People Interested in Gems

Gem Section Meets
Last Monday Every Month

Ah, the jewels of the rockhounding world. Gems come in many different forms, but one thing is usually certain -- someone took something normal and transformed it into something spectacular!

Join us at Gem Section to see rocks when they are all dressed up and even dress up a few yourself!

If you have any questions about Gem Section, please send email to


Gem Section Message

Image Credit: Tom Faller

Date: Monday, October 31, 2022
Social Time: 7:00 pm
Meeting Time: 7:30 pm
Topic: Update on GMS Lapidary Workshop
Location: Hybrid Meeting (click here and on the GMS Calendar here)

I hope everyone enjoyed our August meeting – New Wire Techniques presented by our Co-chair Diana Poppelreuter. Diana’s power point finally appeared from the cloud. I have placed it in our file section and sent everyone a link via Mail Chimp.

October will be the last Gem Section meeting for the year because Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays get in the way of our normal meeting night.

Our October program will be an update on the GMS Lapidary shops. All the repairs are complete (it’s been a three-year process). We are making plans on retraining the workshop leaders and re-certifying everyone who uses the shops. More information on dates and times are being worked out. Stay tuned! For those who come to the clubhouse, you can look around at the changes we have.

For those who show up in person at the clubhouse, we will fold, stamp and address the paper copies of the newsletter before the meeting starts. For those who are joining us via Zoom, we will start at 7:00 pm with our social time and the formal meeting will start at 7:30 pm.

I hope to see everyone online thru the virtual meeting or in person at the clubhouse and in the meantime, stay safe!

Jay Gorday and Diana Poppelreuter
Gem Section Co-Chairs

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

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