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Who joins a club like this?

Are you a rock hound? If you cannot walk through a field without picking up an interesting rock, if you love the beauty of gems and polished stones, or have a collection of minerals, this club is the right place for you. Perhaps you are a student of Geology, fascinated with the processes that shape the Earth. This club is the right place for you too! This is a club for everyone; some members are collectors, some are accomplished Lapidary artists that cut and polish stones for jewelry, and some are silversmiths or wire wrappers that set finished stones in a setting of their design. We have members that come just to be with a family member. This club is truly a unique place to belong. Despite differing opinions about one thing or another, we share our passion for rock-hounding and all things encompassing the study of the Earth Science

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Do you love to learn and share your knowledge?


The Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society was formed in 1958 by a group of rock hounds that wanted to encourage the study of rocks, minerals, fossils, and other geological materials and by meeting with others with the same interests learn more themselves. Come to a meeting and see what we can accomplish together in a member-driven sharing experience!

The purpose of this Society shall be:

  • To bring about a closer association of those persons interested in the earth sciences and lapidary arts.
  • To increase, document and disseminate knowledge about geological materials including rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, historic and modern cultural lithic artifacts.
  • To encourage the study, collecting and display of rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, artifacts, and the performance of lapidary and jewelry arts.
  • To provide guidance, education and information; share ideas and techniques; and assist in the development and refinement of skills through the combined resources, knowledge and experience of the Society’s Members.
  • To conduct appropriate meetings and field trips.
  • To sponsor public shows, displays and educational programs.
  • To publish a Society Newsletter each month.
  • The LGMS is a 501(c)3 Educational Organization.

The LGMS meets at 3007 33rd Street, Lubbock Texas
on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.

The LGMS Junior Rockhounds meet at the Wolfforth Library,
508 East US-62, Wolfforth, TX 79382, on the second Monday of each month at 6 pm.

Membership is open to all interested parties.
Visitors are always welcome!