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.

PLEASE NOTE!
The Science Center has acquired the Garden Club building from the County, and is
moving all club meetings there. Starting in March we will be back at our old home!!

Our next meeting will be
July 17, 2014, 7:30 PM
NOTE: June and July meetings will be at
the SCIENCE CENTER THEATER!!!

July Program:
Tony from Rechant Metals is our favorite local numismatist, an expert
collector, and dealer of coins and currency. Tony will present the history of
US currency, both coins and folding money. It's a fascinating historical
tale explaining the genesis of wealth we hold in our pockets and trade with
every day!


July Jr. Program:
This month the Junior Rockhounds will be learning the process of how to
use a tumbler and also the different types of tumblers and grits to use.
They will also be learning how to maintain these devices so that they can
use them effectively in the future, as well as how stone hardness effects the
use of the tumbler.









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
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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
July spotlight!
Despite our use and
exposure to fireworks, few
people stop to consider the
minerals that make them
such a spectacular part of
the festivities. Did you
know that each basic color
in a fireworks display is
produced by a specific
mineral or mineral
compound?

Bright
GREENS are made
with barium.
Deep
REDS are a product of
strontium.
BLUES come from copper.
YELLOWS require sodium.
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