People with a mutual interest in gems, minerals, rocks and all of the earth sciences.

As individuals some of us collect minerals or fossil specimens, others create finished gem stones from rocks and crystals and still others make beautiful jewelry from metals and gems — and many members do all three.

As a club our activities are numerous and varied. Among others we:

  • Present a yearly show open to the public, where our collections and creations are on
         display and where merchants in goods pertaining to the hobby may present their wares.

  • Engage lecturers to appear at almost all our monthly meetings
  • Organize field trips where groups of collectors can obtain permission to prospect at sites
         where individuals normally are not allowed.

  • May award a cash scholarship each year to a deserving student of the earth sciences to assist
         in his/her education. Also, an honorary award may be given to a citizen of  Pinellas County
         who has made a contribution toward conservation the previous year.

  • Share our skills and experience with our fellow members. Instructional classes for members
         which are held in the club house.
  • Publish a monthly bulletin that contains news of the club’s activities, news of the
         Southeast Federation
    and other clubs, articles pertaining to our hobby and many other
         facts of interest.
  • Share a high degree of camaraderie.

  • OUR PARENT SOCIETY, Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies, sponsors week long educational workshops. These workshops are held at Wildacres Retreat, Little Switzerland, NC, and William Holland School, Young Harris, GA., (a total of five weekly sessions). Club members are eligible to attend these workshops, and study courses in all phases of the Lapidary Arts.

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    Last updated: March 2011

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