The Houston Gem and Mineral Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to study in the areas of earth
science and related fields and arts. A major focus of the HGMS is education. Through classes offered at the
clubhouse and through our scholarship fund, the HGMS encourages its individuals and groups to better their
knowledge and understanding in these areas. The society is open to all persons with rockhound or fossil "fever." We offer something for every family member, from junior members to senior citizens, and our activities encourage family participation. The HGMS is a member of the Southeast Federation of Mineral Societies (SCFMS) and is affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS).
The Houston Gem & Mineral Society has eight Special Interest Sections (Paleo, Mineral, Lapidary, Faceting,
Day Light, Beading, Archaeology, and Youth) that meet on a monthly basis. It also holds a monthly General
Meeting during which club business is conducted. All members are encouraged to attend. The General Meeting
is held at the clubhouse on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 7:30. The clubhouse is
located at 10805 Brooklet, Houston, Texas 77099. Visitors are encouraged and are welcome at all of our meetings.