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Who Are We?

Organized in 1963, The Gem, Lapidary, and Mineral Society of Montgomery County Md., Inc. was and is now Incorporated as a non-profit educational organization. Our purpose is to increase knowledge and popular interest in earth sciences, geology, mineralogy, paleontology (fossils), lapidary arts, and related subjects. Members represent a broad cross section of adults, juniors and families with all levels of expertise. Sharing this common interest, they enjoy the fun of collecting, studying, identifying, displaying, cutting, polishing, faceting, and sharing.

Donations

The Gem, Lapidary, and Mineral Society of Montgomery Co MD, Inc. donated several fine specimens, selected by a committee of members, to the Department of Mineral Sciences at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.

Members George Durland (left) and Juan Proaño (right) with Dr. Jeffrey Post (center) of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.

The specimens which were donated.

Gem, Fossil and Mineral Show

The GLMSMC Gem, Fossil and Mineral Show is a big production for the club, and is always a hit with attendees.

Show Pictures - Page 1

Show Pictures - Page 2

Show Pictures - Page 3

Field Trips

2008 Field Trip photos


Photos from 2015 Fieldtrips---Including National Limestone, Gettysburg, and Vulcan Manassas Quarry


Fieldtrips, Meetings, and Activities 2015.


Annual show 2015--jewelry making, learning to make cabochons and jewelry exhibit.


Collectors

Previous field trips have included the Medford, Pinesburg, and Rockville quarries in MD, and the Codorus and Meckley quarries in PA.

Mike enjoys a beautiful day at the Flintstone quarry

Mike enjoys a beautiful day at the Flintstone quarry

An anticline formation

An anticline formation

Fred at the Flintstone quarry near Williamsport, MD

Fred at the Flintstone Quarry near Williamsport MD

A spectacular anticline formation

A spectacular anticline formation

The quarry with conveyor and water-filled sump

The quarry, with conveyor and water-filled sump

Jeff, Jeff, and Andy inspect a find at the Pinesburg Quarry

Jeff, Jeff, and Andy inspect a find at the Pinesburg Quarry

Collecting specimens at the Medford quarry

Collecting specimens at the Medford quarry

Searching for crystals at the Medford quarry

Searching for crystals at the Medford quarry

Calcite crystals collected

Calcite crystals collected

Joel at Medford Quarry

Joel at Medford Quarry

Collecting at Medford Quarry

Collecting at Medford Quarry

Medford Quarry near Westminster MD

Medford Quarry near Westminster MD



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