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.

Our next meeting will be
O
ctober 16, 2014, 7:30 PM
At the Garden Club


October Programs — Gem Bone
This month our program will be about gem bone. The fossil world's entry
into the gem arena. Our very own Michelle Rene will present and captivate you
with info on the various types of gem bone out there. She may even have some
samples to look at.

October Jr. Program:
No junior program this month.



Field Trip Reports
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If you have questions about the club, visit to the Contacts page
and let us know how we can help you.


Not a member yet?  We can fix that!
Click HERE for a membership application, or go to our Membership page for more
information about what our Society offers.

You can bring the application to the next general meeting, or mail it to:
PO Box 18095,  West Palm Beach, FL, 33416  

Is there something you'd like to see on the website or have you come across
a broken link?  E-mail our trusty
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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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Federation logo
for more
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
October spotlight!

The rich play of color in
some Opals gives them
unsurpassed splendor
and mystique. For this
reason, Opal is one of
the most fascinating
and fabled of gems.

But did you know it's
not a mineral? It's not.
Opal, being amorphous, is
not truly a mineral but a
mineraloid. One of the
scientifically accepted
standards defining a
mineral is that a mineral
must have a crystal
structure, which opal
lacks.
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.
Click image above  
for a PDF
of the Society's
brochure