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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!

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Gem Section Message

Date: Monday, June 24, 2024
Social Time: 7:00 pm
Meeting Time: 7:30 pm
Speaker: Tim Hellinger
Topic: Rock Tumbling: From Field to Polish
Location: In-person and via Zoom Link on the GMS Calendar here

I (Jay) hope everyone enjoyed our list of websites. Hopefully, you found some new links that are useful to you. It’s funny how a link to content on the web can open up a rabbit hole and consume an afternoon!

This month, our speaker will be Tim Hellinger, the Co-chair of the informal tumbling group. His topic will be Rock Tumbling: From field to Polish. Tim gave this talk to the Cobb Club, and I missed it. I look forward to hearing all about collecting and polishing your rocks in a tumbler. This will be a hybrid meeting on Zoom and in person at the clubhouse.

For those who show up at the clubhouse, we will fold and address the Tips and Trips and get them ready to mail before the meeting starts.

I hope to see everyone online thru the virtual meeting or in person at the clubhouse for the June 2024 Gem Section Meeting, in the meantime, stay safe and warm.

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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