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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
Current RockHound
Newsletter: New
issues published
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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
Junior Rockhounds Page!
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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
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Gem And Mineral Society Of The Palm Beaches Inc