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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!

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


Gem Section Message

Date: Monday, March 27, 2023
Social Time: 7:00 pm
Meeting Time: 7:30 pm
Topic: All About Grinding and Polishing Laps/Wheels
Location: Virtual Meeting (click here and on the GMS Calendar here)

A big thanks goes to Kim for presenting our program in February. Kim’s program was a quiz. It’s always fun having a program from Kim. I hope everyone enjoyed the program.

This month I will give a talk on grinding and polishing wheels/laps used in our Lapidary processes. Among the things we will cover will be charging, care, and use, cleaning, and selection of the various wheels/laps. I look forward to seeing everyone on Zoom.

Since we will be Virtual only, we will make alternate plans for addressing and getting the paper copies of our Trips and Trips ready to mail.

We will start at 7:00 PM with our social time, and the formal meeting will start at 7:30 PM.

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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