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Gem Section

A Special GMS Group
for People Interested in Gems

Gem Section Meets
Last Monday Every Month

Ah, the jewels of the rockhounding world. Gems come in many different forms, but one thing is usually certain -- someone took something normal and transformed it into something spectacular!

Join us at Gem Section to see rocks when they are all dressed up and even dress up a few yourself!

If you have any questions about Gem Section, please send email to


Gem Section Message


Date: August 27, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Topic: Faceting
Location: GMS Building

A big thanks goes to Diana Poppelreuter who showed us how to wrap a quartz crystal (or any long thin object). We had wire and quartz points that were donated for us to use. Diana gave a very informative program, and even I could create a good-looking pendant with her instructions. Thanks again Diana.

This month I will give the program on Faceting. I’m trying to figure out exactly what I will present. I’m going to the Franklin Faceters Frolic in conjunction with the Franklin show at the end of July, and that will point me in the right direction.

I hope to see everyone at the meeting. As usual, we will fold, address and stamp the paper copies of our Tips and Trips before the meeting starts.

Jay Gorday,
Gem Section Chair

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