Welcome!
Visitors are always welcome at our meetings!  Bring a friend, colleague, family
member --ANYONE who shares a passion for gems, minerals or fossils!

For more meeting information, see the Membership page.

The next general membership meeting will be held
Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM
4800 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach FL 33405
(across from the Science Center)

January Program — Petrified Wood
Petrified wood is a snapshot of an ancient plant, captured forever in stone. Among the most
fascinating and beautiful works of Nature's art, these highly collectible fossils can show the
most
minute detail of plant anatomy while mesmerizing us with their stunning colors and
patterns. Alan
Meltzer will display a few specimens from his large collection and tell us about
these amazing
rocks.
Junior Rockhounds Program — Mounting and Displaying Collections
This month, we will take a break from the science of rocks and focus on the artistic side of our
collections. We will mount our samples in display cases that will make it easy to take to school
or to shows.
Please bring a dozen or so nice samples about the size of a quarter and a hot glue
gun if you have one.
Here's a peek at what we will be doing:
http://www.amnh.org/ology/features/stufftodo_earth/rockcollection_do3.php

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Club Purpose:
To associate persons of the Palm Beach area of Florida
who are interested in earth sciences, to work together
as an organization in the gathering, cutting,displaying,
and studying of rocks, shells, artifacts, and any kind of
scientific objects of interest to the individual and the
organization to promote community interest in these
objects.
Current RockHound
Newsletter: New
issues published
mid-month
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information
West Palm Beach, Florida
Meetings are held at the Garden Club building, across from the S. Florida Science Center
located at 4800 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
January Birthstone or
Garnet is known from
ancient times, it was
discovered thousands of
years before Christian era.
However, it had different
names in past: granatus
(seed like), ruby and
carbuncle. Garnet is also
called gem of faith, many
thinks that it represents
constancy and truth, it is
also believed that this
precious gemstone
possess curative powers,
in the ancient times
different color variations of
Garnet was used to cure
different diseases and
illnesses.
Junior Rockhounds Page!
Click on the crystal!
The society is a member of the Eastern Federation of
Mineralogical & Lapidary Societies Inc. and the
Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc.,
which are affiliated with the American Federation of
Mineralogical Societies. Our members are able to
participate in activities sponsored by these
organizations.
Search the Society's site.
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for a PDF
of the Society's
brochure
Gem And Mineral Society Of The Palm Beaches Inc