Welcome to the Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society website!
Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society
176 Tazan Avenue, Florence Mississippi 39073
MGMS was charted in 1958 as a non-profit, educational organization to promote the knowledge and the enjoyment of activities related to the earth sciences. Our activities focus on rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry making, and lapidary arts.
It’s amazing how diverse this rock hobby is. There’s something for every interest and it’s a hobby that the entire family can enjoy together.
Visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings!
Our meetings are held at 2:30 on the 4th Saturday each month except February, November, and December at our MGMS Lapidary School.
The MGMS Lapidary School is located at 176 Tazan Avenue, Florence, Mississippi. Although the address is Florence were located near Richland.
Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies (SFMS)
MGMS is a member of the Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies (SFMS). SFMS is one of the seven regional federations which comprise the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. SFMS was organized to bring about a closer association of clubs in the Southeast and consists of about 80+ clubs.
American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS)
AFMS serves as the parent organization for seven regional federations throughout the United States. Through its umbrella, hundreds of gem and mineral clubs, and thousands of individuals enjoy participating in national programs that promote education and involvement in various earth sciences.