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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, January 25, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm
Topic: Mounting and Displaying Gems and Jewelry
Location: GMS Building

I was able to help put the new Tellus Science Museum exhibit "Out of This World" together before Thanksgiving. My part included making some of the mounts and displays to show the gems and jewelry, as well as helping install the exhibit. I have behind the scenes pictures of the mounts and gems and jewelry, figuring this would make for an interesting meeting.

This is a fantastic exhibit and you should go see it. It will be at Tellus thru October 2021, so you have plenty of time to plan your trip. The exhibit contains over 200 items of gems and jewelry from over 60 artists.

I hope you can join us for this Power Point presentation on Monday, Jan 25 at 7:30 PM at the clubhouse. We might have a link for virtual visitors. If so, we’ll post the link on the GMS Gem Section Page, as well as an email.

Apologies to all members getting the paper Tips-n-Trips. With no November meeting, I forgot about getting the NL ready to mail. We did not catch the error until the December meeting night. I got the NL mailed the next day. Bill (who picks the NL from the printer) and I will come up with a plan to get the January NL mailed on time. With the Gem Section meeting in January, we will be back to normal, and we will process the Newsletter before the meeting as usual.

I hope to see everyone at the meeting, and in the meantime, stay safe!

Jay Gorday,
Gem Section Chair

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

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