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Florida Gem and Mineral Clubs
State Rock: Agatized Coral     Gemstone: Moonstone
Bird: Mockingbird     Flower: Orange Blossom
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AUBURNDALE
Imperial Bone Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Society, Inc.
www.bonevalley.net
P.O. Box 2054
Auburndale, Florida 33823
Meeting Place: First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr., Lakeland, Fl., 33801
Meeting Time: 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00pm
Primary Contact: Wayne Bryan E-Mail: hwbryan[at]tampabay.rr.com Phone: [863] 686-4517
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

DAYTONA BEACH
Tomoka Gem & Mineral Society
www.tomokagms.org
521 S. Palmetto Avenue
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
Meeting Place: Sica Hall, 1065 Daytona Avenue, Holly Hill, FL 32117
Meeting Time: 1st Thursday of each Month - 7:30 (excluding July and August)
Primary Contact: Florence Nordquist E-Mail: fndesign-aol.com Phone: [386] 226-4032
Secondary Contact: Francisca Pitts E-Mail: fpitts-fisher-realty.com Phone: [386] 255-9478
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

DELAND
Gem and Mineral Club of DeLand
135 E. Goodheart Ave.,
Lake Mary, FL 32724
DeLand, Florida 32720
Meeting Place: Woodland Towers, 113 Chipola Ave., DeLand
Meeting Time: 2nd Monday at 7:30 pm
Primary Contact: Wilma Wilkins E-Mail: wwilkins[]bellsouh.net Phone: [368] 426-8470
Secondary Contact: Rebecca Potts E-Mail: rpotts9[]clf.rr.com Phone: [386] 574-8670
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

FT. MYERS
Fossil Club of Lee County
www.fcolc.com
2124 Harvard Ave
Ft. Myers , Florida 33907
Meeting Place: Calusa Nature Center on Ortiz, Ft. Myers
Meeting Time: 3rd Thursday of month at 7pm
Primary Contact: William Shaver E-Mail: billshaverpeaceriver[at]hotmail.com Phone: [239] 834-0694
Secondary Contact: Louis Sieffel E-Mail: cape187[at]earthlink.net Phone: [239] 458-9818
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: none

FORT WALTON BEACH
Playground Gem and Mineral Society
www.playgroundgem.com
17B First Street
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548
Meeting Place: 17B First St, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Meeting Time: Sscond Monday of every month at 7:30 pm
Primary Contact: Mary Kelley E-Mail: parsons19[at]cox.net Phone: [850] 243-0370
Secondary Contact: Dale Engler E-Mail: kdengem[at]cox.net Phone: [850] 244-5063
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies

GAINESVILLE
Gainesville Gem and Mineral Society
3517 NW 10th Ave.,
Gainesville, Florida 32605
Meeting Place: Location changes call
Meeting Time: Third Wednesday of month at 7:30 pm
Primary Contact: Robert Packer E-Mail: jewelry[at]gator.net Phone: [352] 371-2537
Secondary Contact: Thomas Nutter E-Mail: t-nutter[at]aol.com Phone: [352] 495-3485
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

JACKSONVILLE
Jacksonville Gem and Mineral Society
www.jaxgemandmineral.org/
6653 Powers Ave. Suite 132
Jacksonville, Florida 32217
Meeting Place: Riverside Christian Church, 2841 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, Fl., 32205
Meeting Time: First Thursday of each month 7:00 PM
Primary Contact: Mary McCormick E-Mail: President[at]JaxgemandMineral.org Phone: [904] 233-7973
Secondary Contact: Darlene Gunsolus E-Mail: President[at]JaxGemandMineral.org Phone: [904] 220-3957
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

LARGO
Pinellas Geological Society
POB 1585
Largo, Florida 33771
Meeting Place: Largo Library, 120 Central Park Dr
Meeting Time: 4th Tuesday 6:00 pm
Primary Contact: Don Schlough E-Mail: godguy4[at]yahoo.com Phone: [727] 470-9540
Secondary Contact: Hugh Sheffield E-Mail: husheffie[at]aol.com Phone: [727] 894-2440
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

MELBOURNE
Canaveral Gem and Mineral Society
www.canaveral-mgs.com/
P. O. Box 1597
Melbourne, Florida 32902
Meeting Place: Front St. Civic Center, Melbourne
Meeting Time: 1st Wed. at 7:00 pm except August
Primary Contact: Don McLamb E-Mail: fdjmc[at]aol.com Phone: [321] 723-2592
Secondary Contact: David Jacobson E-Mail: dnj1[at]juno.com Phone: [321] 676-4366
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

MERRITT ISLAND
Central Brevard Rock and Gem Club
www.centralbrevardgems.org
PO Box 542742
Merritt Island, Florida 32954
Meeting Place: Brevard County Library, Merritt Island
Meeting Time: First Thursday, 6pm, Sept thru May except Dec
Primary Contact: Michele Huntington E-Mail: raymich06[at]bellsouth.net Phone: [321] 799-8536
Secondary Contact: Roz Mestre E-Mail: roz.mestre[at]att.net
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

NORTH FORT MYERS
Southwest Florida Gem, Mineral & Fossil Club
3875 Cypress Run Road
North Fort Myers , Florida 33917
Meeting Place: North Fort Myers Recreation, 2000 Recreation Way N. Ft. Myers. FL.
Meeting Time: 4th Tuesday of each month @ 6:30 pm.
Primary Contact: Ed Trunenbach E-Mail: Ehtbat[at]aol.com Phone: [239] 731-3768
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies

OCALA
Mid-Florida Gem and Mineral Society
P. O. Box 789
Homosassa Springs, FL 34447
Ocala, Florida 34470
Meeting Place: Ocala Marion Library, 2720 Silver Springs Blvd.,Ocala
Meeting Time: 1st Sun. at 1:30 pm
Primary Contact: Mark Hershberger E-Mail: mark[at]bjtrophy.com Phone: [352] 732-2249
Secondary Contact: William Shay E-Mail: B3kpshay[at]mindspring.com Phone: [352] 746-5124
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

ORLANDO
Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society, Inc.
www.cfmgs.org
6100 South Orange Ave., Suite 190A
Orlando, Florida 32809
Meeting Place: 5901 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32809
Meeting Time: Second Monday of each month at 7 pm
Primary Contact: Sal Sansone, Pres. E-Mail: ssfossilhunter[at]aol.com Phone: [321] 278-9294
Secondary Contact: Paul Hayes, Show Chairman E-Mail: phayes3[at]cfl.rr.com Phone: [407] 816-1229
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

ORLANDO
Florida Fossil Hunters
floridafossilhunters.com
P.O. Box 540404
Orlando, Florida 32854
Meeting Place: Orlando Science Center
Meeting Time: Third Wednesday; 7PM
Primary Contact: Valerie First E-Mail: vjfirst[at]aol.com Phone: [407] 699-9274
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: none

PANAMA CITY
Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral
7601 Glencove Lane
Panama City, Florida 32405
Meeting Place: Clubhouse @ 710 Iowa Ave, Lynn Haven, FL
Meeting Time: 2nd Wed at 7:00 p.m.
Primary Contact: Darlene Soyka E-Mail: thesoyka[at]aol.com Phone: [727] 643-7235
Secondary Contact: Phyllis Reppen E-Mail: phyllis[at]fartravel.net Phone: [850] 271-3331
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

PANAMA CITY
Panama City Gem & Mineral Society
224 Collinfurst Square
Panama City, Florida 32404
Meeting Place: Joe Moody Park
Meeting Time: 7:00 PM 3rd Thursday each month Sept - May, 6:30 PM Dec - May Meeting
Primary Contact: Janie Schings E-Mail: janiemae3[at]comcast.net Phone: [850] 871-1846
Secondary Contact: Joan Baily-Sands E-Mail: snjo92758[at]aol.com Phone: [850] 640-1060
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

PARKLAND
Florida Gold Coast Gem & Mineral Society
www.fgcgms.com
6254 NW 102 Way
Parkland, Florida 33076
Meeting Place: Ye Olde Rock Shoppe, 1425 S. 30th Ave., Hollywood, FL 33020
Meeting Time: 7:00pm 3rd Wednesday of each month
Primary Contact: Sean Branigan E-Mail: thebranclan[at]bellsouth.net Phone: [954] 592-1503
Secondary Contact: Steve Akerman E-Mail: tropicbuilding[at]paradista.net Phone: [954] 989-1664
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

PENSACOLA
Florida Panhandle Gem & Mineral Soc.
gene7272003@yahoo.com
Pensacola, Florida 32506
Meeting Place: Washington H.S. rm.201
Meeting Time: 3rd Tuesday of the month
Primary Contact: Gene Shaw E-Mail: gene7272003[at]yahoo.com Phone: [850] 455-8807
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies

PINELAND
Southwest Regional Center, Florida Public Archaeology Network
pinelandparc.com
Box 608
Pineland, Florida 33945
Meeting Place: Randell Research Center
Primary Contact: Kara Bridgman Sweeney E-Mail: karabsweeney[at]comcast.net Phone: [239] 283-2062
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: none

PORT CHARLOTTE
Southwest Florida Fossil Club
www.southwestfloridafossilclub.com
c/o Kathy Caldwell 1540 Schenley Street
Port Charlotte, Florida 33952
Meeting Place: Edison State College, located at 26300 Airport Road in Punta Gorda
Meeting Time: 7:00 p.m. the second Saturday of each month
Primary Contact: Chuck Ferrara E-Mail: ferrara_307[at]hotmail.com Phone: [unl] ist-ed
Secondary Contact: Steve Wilson E-Mail: fossilfreaks2[at]yahoo.com
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: none

PORT ST.LUCIE
St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club
slcrockandgem.org
6901 Heritage Dr., #13
Port St.Lucie, Florida 34952
Meeting Place: Club Workshop; Port St. Lucie
Meeting Time: 4th Sunday at 2:00 pm
Primary Contact: Norman Holbert E-Mail: normanholbert[at]bellsouth.net Phone: [772] 873-0787
Secondary Contact: Gerry Shibona E-Mail: jshibona[at]bellsouth.net Phone: [772] 344-5887
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

SARASOTA
Manasota Rock and Gem Club
2216 Wellesley Dr
N. Bradenton, FL 34207
Sarasota, Florida 34208
Meeting Place: Bank of America, Siesta Key Branch, 1237 Stickney Pt. Rd., Sarasota
Meeting Time: Fourth Friday at 7:30pm
Primary Contact: Tom Ladd Phone: [941] 755-6428
Secondary Contact: Joanne Shepard Phone: [941] 798-9062
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

SPRING HILL
Withlacoochee Rockhounds
www.withlacoocheerockhounds.com
8034 Montrose Ave
Brooksville, FL 34613
Spring Hill, Florida 34606
Meeting Place: Hernando Senior Center, Cave Hill Rd.,Spring Hill
Meeting Time: 2nd Wed. at 7:00 pm
Primary Contact: Ralph Barber E-Mail: barbersbloomers[at]hotmail.com Phone: [352] 200-6853
Secondary Contact: Mike Stone E-Mail: mstone36[at]tampabay.rr.com Phone: [603] 524-0468
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

ST. PETERSBURG
Suncoast Gem & Mineral Society, Inc
www.sgams.com
P.O. Box 13254
St. Petersburg, Florida 33733
Meeting Place: Check our website, it is going to change in September 2010
Meeting Time: Every Third Thursday of months Sept to May at 7 pm
Primary Contact: Bill Schmidt, President E-Mail: schmidwj[at]eckerd.edu Phone: [727] 822-8270
Secondary Contact: Sue Hazelden E-Mail: sujagems1[at]aol.com Phone: [727] 321-5732
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

TAMPA
Tampa Bay Fossil Club
www.tampabayfossilclub.com
P.O. Box 280447
Tampa, Florida 33682
Meeting Place: USF Behavioral Science Room #103.
Meeting Time: First Saturday of the month 7:30 pm
Primary Contact: President E-Mail: president[at]tampabayfossilclub.com Phone: [unl] ist-ed
Secondary Contact: Membership chairman E-Mail: membership_chairman[at]tampabayfossilclub.com
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: none

TAMPA
Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club
www.tampabayrockclub.com
P.O. Box 89146
Tampa, Florida 33689
Meeting Place: 10207 Fisher Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33619
Meeting Time: 3rd Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Primary Contact: Carolee Boyles E-Mail: clubpresident[at]tampabayrockclub.com Phone: [813] 684-2039
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies

THE VILLAGES
Tomoka Faceters Guild
www.tomokafacetersguild.org
1885 Doric Ave
The Villages, Florida 32162
Meeting Place: Florida Hospital Flagler
Meeting Time: 7:30 pm 3rd Thursday of each month except July and August
Primary Contact: Tom Mitchell E-Mail: tommsailor[at]aol.com Phone: [352] 751-0906
Secondary Contact: Ken Reed E-Mail: reedslapidary[at]aol.com Phone: [386] 277-2102
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: none

THE VILLAGES
The Villages Gem and Mineral Society
www.thevillagesgemandmineralsociety.com/
carbidelamp@comcast.net
landandsea2000@gmail.com
The Villages, Florida 32162
Meeting Place: Sea Breeze Recreation Center. 352-750-2488 2384 Buena Vista Blvd The Villages, FL 32159
Meeting Time: 6:30 to 9:00 Thursdays
Primary Contact: Bill Collins, President E-Mail: carbidelamp[at]comcast.net Phone: [352] 750-5681
Secondary Contact: Michael McCauley Vice President E-Mail: landandsea2000[at]gmail.com Phone: [352] 750-5041
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

VENICE
Gulf Coast Mineral, Fossil and Gem Club, Inc
P. O. Box 1404
Venice, Florida 34284
Meeting Place: Venice Library
Meeting Time: First Monday at 6:00pm
Primary Contact: Geraldine Vest E-Mail: gvest201[at]yahoo.com Phone: [941] 408-1711
Secondary Contact: Robert Campbell E-Mail: rareearthmaster2021[at]yahoo.com
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

VERO BEACH
The Treasure Coast Rock and Gem Society
P. O. Box 531
Vero Beach, Florida 32961
Meeting Place: Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Dr.
Meeting Time: 2nd Thur. at 7:00 pm
Primary Contact: Darryl Taylor E-Mail: rockhound531[at]yahoo.com Phone: [772] 564-8326
Secondary Contact: David Wayment E-Mail: aabeads[at]bellsouth.net Phone: [772] 532-6432
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

WEST PALM BEACH
Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.
www.gemandmineral.cc
PO Box 18095
West Palm Beach, Florida 33416-8095
Meeting Place: West Palm Beach Garden Club 4800 Dreher Park West Palm Beach FL
Meeting Time: 3rd Thursday of every month, Dec. Meeting is on 2nd Thursday 7:30 PM
Primary Contact: Jeff Ursillo E-Mail: bnmjeff[at]aol.com Phone: [561] 706-9549
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies


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