Richmond Gem and Mineral Society, Inc.

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Organized: 1956
Joined EFMLS: 1957

Board Members:

Lynn Taylor III
Vice President:
Kathy Paine
Valerie Johnson
David Hutchison
EFMLS Liason:
Carl Miller
Barbara Hadley
Jim Campbell
The Collecting Bag

Public Contact Information:

No public contact information has been provided at this time
Region 4
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the month
East Ridge Baptist Church, 1515 Eastridge Road, Richmond VA 23229
Nov 2, 2023
Ridge Baptist Church Hall, 1515 Eastridge Road, Richmond VA

Additional Info:

The Richmond Gem & Mineral Society, formed in 1956, serves the Richmond Metro and surrounding counties and is open to anyone with an interest in rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, lapidary, geology and other related fields. The society is a member of both the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Society (EFMLS) and the American Federation of Mineralogical Society and offers a place where like-minded individuals can gather to share knowledge, learn and enjoy “rock talk.”

There is time for fellowship prior to the start of the meeting where one can see rock and fossil specimens members have collected, and lapidary pieces. Social time is followed by a short business meeting, a guest speaker and a social snack break. The society sponsors field trips including rock hounding digs, group educational trips, and fossil hunts. The society also enjoys Rock Rappers, a monthly informal gathering at our Historian’s home to show and discuss identification of various specimens.

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