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
ecember 10, 2014, 7:30 PM
At the Garden Club
Note: Holiday Banquet
aturday December 13th 6:00PM
At  Atlantis Country Club 190 Atlantis Blvd.

Lake Worth FL 33462

December: Election of Officers and Members’ Show & Sell
December's meeting is among the most important of the year: we'll hold our annual
election of officers for 2015. You'll get to cast your vote and select the next Board of
Directors. Only members who show up at the meeting may vote.  In lieu of a formal
presentation, December is Show and Sell month!

Junior Rockhounds Program — Crystals
Do you remember the four parts of the Rock Cycle from November?  (hint: magma,
Igneous rock, Sedimentary Rock, Metamorphic Rocks, and back to magma). This
month we will be learning about crystals.  All the cool looking gems and a lot of rocks
are made from crystals, so it is pretty important we understand how they are made.

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!
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
Current RockHound
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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
November Spotlight!

Topaz is the November
Birthstone Zodiac stone.
Topaz is associated with the
values of strength, wisdom,
and courage.
Topaz is a common
gemstone that has been
used for centuries in
jewelry. Its golden brown to
yellow color is classic but is
confused with the less
valuable citrine, which is
sometimes wrongly sold
under the name topaz. The
blue topaz that is often
confused with aquamarine
is rarely natural and is
produced by irradiating and
then heating clear crystals.
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
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