The El Paso Mineral and Gem Society was organized in 1947. We are a Society of people with an interest of minerals and other geological materials. We encourage mineral study, collecting, and displaying and fashioning what we find as a hobby.
The Society has monthly field trips that are conducted mostly in the New Mexico area but also rockhound in Texas and Arizona. We encourage the spirit of exploration and the enjoyment of our great outdoors.
Our Society also has a School Committee that teaches lapidary arts, silver smithing, faceting, casting and wire wrap. The classes are held at the Memorial Park Senior Center, 1800 Byron St., El Paso, TX. For school information, call 915-562-4268.
Our monthly meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of every month at 1800 Bryon Street, El Paso, TX at 6:00 PM. Dues are $12.00 per year (18 and over) $4.00 for junior membership.
Our annual El Paso Mineral, Gem & Fossil show will be held at the El Maida Auditorium, 6331 Alabama, El Paso, TX, usually the first weekend in December.
We are a group of regular down to earth people commonly called "Rock Hounds" who commonly have a lot of fun enjoying rocks, nature and life.