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62nd Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show

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2015 Grand Door Prize

2015 Grand Door Prize
Mexican Thunderegg, pale amethyst center
7.5" in diameter and 3.25" deep
Donated by Nature's Treasures
Valued at $200

Houston Gem and Mineral Society
63rd Annual HGMS
Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, and Fossil Show
November 11–13, 2016

8233 Will Clayton Parkway
Humble, Texas 
5 miles east of Bush Intercontinental Airport
1 mile east of Hwy. 59

Friday 9-6      Saturday 9-6     Sunday 10-5


We are hard at work getting ready for our 2016 show,
and WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Click on the button below to sign up.

Volunteer Sign Up

Show Details
 Tickets and Directions to the Show
Mission Statement
  • Unique jewelry and other earthly treasures--perfect for gift giving

  • Minerals and fossils for the collector or home decor

  • Jewelry making, beading, and lapidary demonstrations

  • Expert identification of gemstones, minerals, and fossils

  • Children's activities such as the "School Daze" Earth Science Program, the Scout Merit Badge, and the "Dino Dig"

  • Activities from the Houston Museum of Natural Science

  • Energy Exhibit from the Houston Geological Society

  • Displays of gem, mineral, and fossil specimens, and astounding fluorescent rocks

School Daze Earth Science Program

Public, private, and homeshool teachers can bring their groups FREE to our very popular TEKS-compliant Earth Science lesson taught as an age-appropriate scavenger hunt. It is held on the Friday of our Annual Show. See our K-12 Educator's Page for more information and for Registration forms.

What you can do and see at the show

Geology Scout Badges

Reserve a spot to earn Scout Geology Merit Badges on Saturday of our Annual Show!

Swap Area
Find excellent deals on minerals, fossils, and hand-made cabs and jewelry. This is an amateur retail area for club members and other rockhounds to sell their excess material. The hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday... full text

Click here for general information about the show and for maps and directions to the show.

Retail Dealers

We are proud to host a fine selection of retail dealers offering
gems, minerals, beads, fossils, lapidary material, and many other items for your shopping pleasure.

Click here to see a list of our retail dealers.


Special Exhibits

We have a number of very interesting and educational Special Exhibits lined up for this year. On exhibit are Terry Proctor’s dinosaur tracks and hadrosaur bone. Wildlife is depicted on stone and petrified wood by Artwork N Nature. Enjoy kid’s activities with the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the ever-popular Dino Dig. And don't forget the Mineral Section's Fluorescent Mineral Display. Stop by each exhibit for an experience you are sure to remember.


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The HGMS Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, and Fossil Show seeks to raise awareness of Earth Science Education activities in the Houston area and of the importance of Earth Science Education in general.  Further objectives include promoting community awareness of HGMS' year-round activities such as field trips, lapidary and fossil cleaning workshops, educational classes, social dinners, auctions, meetings of the Lapidary, Faceting, Mineral and Fossil special interest groups, and other facilities and events that are available to our membership  The show also increases club membership, thereby adding to our pool of knowledge and experience, and funds the club's year-round nonprofit activities.  

Club exhibits during the Show seek to fulfill these objectives by teaching and demonstrating the lapidary and faceting arts and by providing...
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Something for  Everyone!

Over 50 Case Exhibits covering every aspect of the hobby. Some are special exhibits that tour various gem and mineral shows.

Free identification of your mystery gem, mineral, or fossil by experts
Demonstrations of faceting, cabbing, silversmithing, and much more throughout each day of the show
Mineral Section displays of fluorescent minerals under black light, publications for sale, school rock, mineral and fossil sets sponsored by ConocoPhillips
Paleontology Section displays featuring fossil collections, books, "touch fossils," and much more

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