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Rock and Mineral Clubs In Texas

Here is a comprehensive list of rock and mineral clubs in Texas. I do my best to keep this list of organizations updated and current. If you know of a club that should be listed here, please feel free to contact me and let me know.

First, here is a list of Texas Rockhounding articles that you might find helpful.

Rock and Mineral Clubs In Texas

Arlington Gem & Mineral Club

The club is well-known for the wide range of courses it provides, including lapidary arts, glass and beading, enameling, and metal arts such as silversmithing, casting, wire wrapping, and other jewelry-making and design methods. In addition to local volunteer teachers and guest lecturers, a wide range of subject area knowledge is available from visiting master craftsmen and guest lecturers.

Club Details

Meets: 1st Tuesday of the month
Contact
Phone: none
Address: 1408 Gibbins Rd
1209 S. Main St
Arlington, TX 76011

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Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society

The Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society is a non-profit rockhound club whos purpose is to teach lapidary skills, promote the rockhounding hobby and most of all have fun! The club hosts Monday evening workshops where cutting and polishing of stones is taught in addition to other lapidary skills. The club is also known for periodically hosting classes in silversmithing, wire wrapping, chain making, beading, flint knapping, sand art and other crafts related to lapidary arts. Other activities include field trips and the annual gem and mineral show which is held the second weekend in April at the Abilene Civic Center.

Club Details

Meetings: Monday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Phone: (325) 572-4716
Address: Yellow Quonset Hut, Hwy 277, Caps, Texas

Take Hwy 277 southwest of Abilene about 4.7 miles west of 83-84 bypass (Winters Freeway). It is a yellow metal building on southeast side of hwy. There is no sign. Just head toward San Angelo on 277 and you can’t miss us.

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Austin Gem and Mineral Society

The Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society is a non-profit rockhound club whos purpose is to The mission of the Austin Gem and Mineral Society is to inspire a lifelong interest in geology and related lapidary arts in people of all ages by showcasing the natural world’s beauty, its geological processes, and the art that amateurs and skilled artisans alike can create from the results of these processes.

In addition to classes in geological sciences and lapidary arts, the Austin Gem and Mineral Society organizes field trips, meetings, workshops, lectures, and educational exhibits and demonstrations at educational fairs and other public locations, as well as displays at the society’s annual show. The Austin Gem and Mineral Society also participates in worthwhile educational projects funded locally, regionally, or nationally. Our meetings and activities are open to the public.

Club Details

Meetings: Fourth Thursday of every month except October, November & December at 7:00pm
Phone: (512) 458-9546
Address: 6719 Burnet Lane
Austin, TX 78757

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Chihuahuan Desert Gem & Mineral Club

The Chihuahuan Desert Gem & Mineral Club belongs to the South Central Federation, which belongs to the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. This organization was formed to promote education and to share enthusiasm for the different earth sciences. In Alpine, Texas, the Chihuahuan Desert Gem & MIneral Club hosts an annual gem and mineral exhibit the third weekend in April.

Club Details

Primary Contact: Facebook Page

Meetings: 2 PM First Sunday of the month
Phone: (432) 364-2271
Address: Varies

Dallas Gem and Mineral Society

Club Details

Club mission: “Today, the Dallas Gem and Mineral Society still carries on the  tradition of its founders. Our purpose and goals have remained the same:  promoting knowledge and interest not just in the areas of rocks, minerals,  fossils, lapidary art, metal-working, geology and related earth sciences; but  also promoting fellowship and support to everyone who has an interest in  these wonderful fields.”

Meetings: General meetings are 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 pm
Phone: (214) 349-2022
Address: 10205 Plano Road, Suite 104, Dallas, TX 75238

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Fort Worth Gem and Mineral Club

Club Details

The purpose of this club is to delve into the study of geology, mineralogy, and the lapidary arts. We also strive to stimulate interest in the searching and collecting of minerals and fossils.

Meetings: 4th Tuesday of every month. Social time starts at 7pm on meeting days, and the actual meeting itself starts at 7:30pm
Phone: (817) 306-1475
Address: 3545 Bryan Avenue; Fort Worth, Texas 76110

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Houston Gem & Mineral Society

Club Details

The Houston Gem and Mineral Society is a non-profit organization devoted to earth science and allied sciences and arts research. Education is a key emphasis of the HGMS. The HGMS encourages people and groups to improve their knowledge and expertise in these areas via courses provided at the clubhouse and through the clubs scholarship fund. The organization is available to anybody who has a rockhounding or fossil “fever.” From young members to elderly people, they have something for everyone in the family, and the programs promote family involvement.

Meetings: 4th Tuesday of each month (except December) at 7:30
Phone:
Address: 10805 Brooklet, Houston, Texas 77099

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Southwest Gem And Mineral Society

Club Details

Organized to promote the exchange of knowledge and information in the earth sciences, the collection of minerals, fossils, and artifacts, interest in lapidary art skills, and to cultivate fellowship among those interested in such endeavors. Founded:1961

Meetings: General meetings are 2nd Tuesday of the month
Phone: (830) 387-1766
Address:

San Antonio Garden Center
3310 N New Braunfels, SA Tx 78209

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Club Details

Waco Gem and Mineral Club

The Waco Gem and Mineral Club is a central Texas club open to anyone interested in minerals, mineral collecting, gems, fossils, jewelry making, and lapidary crafts. Club activities include presentations by club members and invited speakers at monthly meetings, field trips to collect minerals or fossils, and our annual gem and mineral show. To promote an interest in minerals and fossils, the club also sponsors talks at local schools

Meetings: Varies
Contact: wacogemandmineralclub(at)gmail.com
Address: 187 South McLennan Drive, Elm Mott, TX 76640

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Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society

Club Details

The Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society was formed in 1958 by a group of rock hounds that wanted to encourage the study of rocks, minerals, fossils, and other geological materials, and by meeting with others with the same interests, learn more themselves. Come to a meeting and see what we can accomplish together in a member driven sharing experience!

Meetings: 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 pm
Phone:
Address: 3007 33rd Street, Lubbock Texas 79410

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