|About||DGMS is organized to promote: Interest, knowledge, & skill in the lapidary arts, the art of metalworking, collecting & study of rocks & minerals & geology.|
|Mission||Each one teach one.|
Dallas Gem And
PO Box 550395
Dallas, TX 75355-0395
Meetings – 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7-9 PM at American Legion Hall
Post No. 53 (next to the shop)
10205 Plano Road, Suite 104
Dallas, TX 75238
Please visit the website: www.dallasgemandmineral.org
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Dallas Gem and Mineral Society, Inc.
Each month, the Club has a program on gems, gem material, mineralogy, geology, archeology, paleontology or related subjects, which is then followed by a potluck supper and a business meeting.
Field Trips are planned each month, weather permitting. Members hunt for rocks, mineral specimens, gems, and fossils. Geological formations are also examined. Trips usually take place within Texas and adjoining states.
The Lapidary Workshop hours are:
Saturdays 8 AM–1 PM
Mondays 6–9 PM
Thursdays 6–9 PM
After satisfactory completion of the Qualifying Class, members may use any of the equipment in the shop at a minimal fee.
Classes are taught at the shop on various techniques such as gem cutting (cabochons), silversmithing, wire wrapping, bead stringing, chain making, opal cutting, broom-straw casting, and many more as requested.
As a member you will receive a monthly newsletter named “RokTok”. The newsletter helps to keep members informed on news and events going on in the Club, such as classes, special events, member news, lapidary tips, and gem and mineral collecting information.
Several times each year there is a rock swap where rockhounds swap/purchase lapidary material and equipment from other rockhounds.
Gem and Mineral Show
In November each year, the Club has an annual gem and mineral show. The show features dealers selling lapidary materials, rock hounding information, gems, jewelry, fossils, minerals, rough materials for cabochons and faceted gems. The show also has a fluorescent booth, Kids Corner with a Wheel of Fortune, Kids’ Mine and more. There are educational displays and a s