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goatinformationist

Thank the Creator!  Now I won't have to answer all those rock and mineral questions all by myself.

I am a member of the Georgia Mineral Society (GMS).  It is the largest club in the southeast and

on of the largest clubs in the Universe.  I wish more FFer's would join a rock club.

 

Why isn't my member info showing?  Visit the GMS website at:  gamineral.org.  Nearly a thousand members, at least two and as many as six fieldtrips per month, many auctions for many reasons, one regional show (all ours), and tremendous interest in fossils as well as rocks.  Don't even get me started on the club work room.

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Wrangellian

I recently rejoined my local club after not being a member for the last 15 years or more. My mother and I used to be members from when I was 7 in 1983 until about 2000 when we quit because they weren't doing much in the way of field trips and such. There were political reasons too but won't go into that. Only 3 or 4 members left from the old days, but they go on more field trips now.

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Tidgy's Dad

Club? Here ? Ha de ha ha.:rofl:

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caldigger

I'm actually the co-president of our local club here. About 110 members strong. Although, I am by far not an expert on rocks and minerals.

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Darktooth

One of the things that I like about my club is that they try to cater to many interests. Some members are all about minerals, others like fossils. They hold classes in Lapidary. There is a group of Beaders. Sometimes they teach wirewrapping. Every month they usually have a guest speaker that may talk on one of many "Rock" related topics. They also hold an auction once a year so members can make a little cash on some of their finds. And of course they put on a really good show in July. I will be working it this year and will be putting up 1or 2 Displays. 

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Brett Breakin' Rocks

  I'm in the Savannah, GA desert when it comes to 'Rock Clubs' unless you are looking for the touristy types where dancing is involved.  With two young children making time for meetings several hours away on a weekend is usually a non-starter so I am left to commute virtually to the The Palmetto Paleontological Society located in Charleston via FB.  Bout as good as it gets.

 

And lurk on TFF of course.

 

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Nimravis

I belong to ESCONI, in Illinois, where I live. I also belong to the Dry Dredgers in Cincinnati, Ohio and also the Fossil Club of Lee County Florida. Unfortunately I have never been to a meeting, though in October or November I went to a Field Trip with ESCONI. I am going to try and go on more trips with them and plan on a few in Cincinnati. The trip to Cincinnati is about an 11 hr round trip, but I do not mind the driving. I will be going to the up coming ESCONI show and the MAPS show- I have not been a MAPS member for some time now, I need to join again.

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oldtimer

Thanks for the ideas and thoughts to get involved. I have been a long term member to many different clubs through the years.

Where I live now I have checked on local clubs.  They are over 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours away.  With that said I mat try to see if the are active.

My neighbor use to belong to one in Florida while his kids grew up.  Maybe I can get him interested again and have someone to ride with.

I would love to go on some field trips. Learn more about the local fossils. And of course have access to areas that I may not otherwise.

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goatinformationist
23 hours ago, Brett Breakin' Rocks said:

  I'm in the Savannah, GA desert when it comes to 'Rock Clubs' unless you are looking for the touristy types where dancing is involved.  With two young children making time for meetings several hours away on a weekend is usually a non-starter so I am left to commute virtually to the The Palmetto Paleontological Society located in Charleston via FB.  Bout as good as it gets.

 

And lurk on TFF of course.

 

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Hey BBR, try this:

Savannah Lapidary Club – Savannah, Georgia

Meetings held at the Hoskins Research Center at Memorial Medical CenterMonthly Meetings – 2nd Thursday at 6:30 pm.  Website at: https://sites.google.com/site/savannahlapidary/.   Best of luck.

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Brett Breakin' Rocks
5 minutes ago, goatinformationist said:

Hey BBR, try this:

Savannah Lapidary Club – Savannah, Georgia

Meetings held at the Hoskins Research Center at Memorial Medical CenterMonthly Meetings – 2nd Thursday at 6:30 pm.  Website at: https://sites.google.com/site/savannahlapidary/.   Best of luck.

  Yeah .. that site is dead (now on FB) predominantly concerns specifically lapidary ... there 'used' to be a fossil gem/mineral club that met nearby on one of the islands but it looks like they disbanded. Or stopped meeting. 

 

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goatinformationist

Well I checked out the FB page and it is a very nice page.  Perhaps with your interest in fossils you could be the chair for a new fossil section?  Do it for the children...

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Brett Breakin' Rocks
1 minute ago, goatinformationist said:

Well I checked out the FB page and it is a very nice page.  Perhaps with your interest in fossils you could be the chair for a new fossil section?  Do it for the children...

Ha, .... my life is about neck deep in the children right now.  They are my little collectors and they examine and are very careful with daddy's fossils when I bring them out for show and tell....

 

 

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goatinformationist

Oh well you do live in a great location for fossiling.  I joined the GMS when my son was I think seven.  He grew up in it and still enjoys rocking/fossiling to this day.  And he graduates from Kennesaw State in eight more weeks.

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Brett Breakin' Rocks
1 minute ago, goatinformationist said:

Oh well you do live in a great location for fossiling.  I joined the GMS when my son was I think seven.  He grew up in it and still enjoys rocking/fossiling to this day.  And he graduates from Kennesaw State in eight more weeks.

  We do .. If you know where to look you can find some great preservation and tranquility all in the same spot.

 

  I can't wait to drag them along with me into a creek or hunting a roadside .... Then we can go on some serious road trips ! It is my dad that gave me the bug, we used to make side trips on our 2 week long family road trips to every rock shop and road-cut we could find.  Sometimes we were lost on the prairie in vast oceans of mosquitoes or knee deep in shale looking for insects.

 

I never forgot ... the mosquitoes .. haha .. or the fun times. He'll be retired soon ... and then ... the road-trips will begin again.

 

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