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
September 18, 2014, 7:30 PM
At the Garden Club

NOTICE: Cabbing Open Shops
Tuesday & Friday nights 6-9 PM -
Cancelled until further notice

September Programs — Show and Sell
In lieu of our usual speaker program, we will have a member Show and Sell this month.
Come see what your club members have for you! Some items were recently acquired
this year on their vacations, items they made, cleaning out their garages, going through
their ―extras‖, etc. Members who are interested in a table please email Alan Meltzer
at Dive4Blood@Yahoo.com or hope we have some tables left when you show up! There
is a minimum $10 value donation for your table, otherwise you have to pay $10.

September Jr. Program:
This month the Junior Rockhounds will continue to learn about tumbling
rocks and tumblers. Next month, they will be learning about the many
types of PEARLS - how they are created, farmed, and are used in the
modern day world.

Field Trip Reports
Click HERE to see and read about latest Trip








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
webmaster and let him know!
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
Click on a
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
September spotlight!
The September birthstone,
Sapphire is chemically and
structurally the same as
Ruby - both are varieties of
the mineral corundum
Sapphires are well known
among the general public
as being blue, but can be
nearly any color except
shades of red or pink (since
those are called rubies).
Sapphire is also the Zodiac
stone for the constellation
of Taurus the Bull. It is
associated with the values
of truth, sincerity,
commitment, and loyalty.
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