Ark-La-Tex Gem and Mineral Society

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Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida Coast

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Ark-La-Tex Gem and Mineral Society


The goal of the Ark-La-Tex Gem and Mineral Society are to create and stimulate interest in the study of gems, minerals, fossils, beading, geology, and the lapidary arts. The organization sponsors gem, mineral, and fossil hunting field trips, lectures on the lapidary arts, demonstrations and workshops for the membership and community. The club is able to provide speakers and demonstrations on the Earth sciences and lapidary arts for local schools, scout troops, and other organizations upon request. Our members include a dedicated group of lapidarists with strong yet varied interest in stone and gem cutting, faceting, flint knapping, gem and mineral hunting, and fossil hunting.