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North Carolina Gem and Mineral Clubs
State Rock: Granite      Gemstone: Emerald
Bird: Cardinal     Flower: Dogwood
Motto:Ese Quam Videri     Nickname: Tar Heel State

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ARCHDALE
High Point Gem & Mineral Club
305 Gregg St.
Archdale, North Carolina 27263
Meeting Place: Archdale Library 7 pm or Local Restaurant 6:30 pm
Meeting Time: 6:30 pm on second Tuesday of each month at restaurant, 7 p.m. when meet at Archdale Library
Primary Contact: Arthur (Bud) Oates E-Mail: arthur_oates[at]yahoo.com Phone: [336] 431-5062
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

ASHEVILLE
Southern Appalachian Mineral Society
www.main.nc.us/sams/
Southern Appalachian Mineral Society
P.O. Box 9306
Asheville, North Carolina 28815
Meeting Place: Murphy-Oakley Community Center, 749 Fairview Rd., Asheville, NC
Meeting Time: First Monday of each month except January and September at 7:00 p.m.
Primary Contact: George Schissler E-Mail: sams[at]main.nc.us Phone: [828] 298-2951
Secondary Contact: Sylvia Forward E-Mail: syforward[at]aol.com Phone: [828] 298-4237
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

ASHEVILLE
Mountain Area Gem and Mineral Association (M.A.G.M.A.)
www.wncrocks.com
P.O. Box 542 Leicester, N.C. 28748
Asheville, North Carolina 28748
Meeting Place: 3897 Leicester Hwy.
Meeting Time: varies
Primary Contact: Richard Jacquot E-Mail: rick[at]wncrocks.com Phone: [828] 683-1048
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: none

AURORA
Aurora Fossil Club
5125 Bay Parkway
Huntingtown MD 20639
Aurora, North Carolina 27806
Meeting Place: Meetings are held after each mine trip.
Meeting Time: 2 times a year when mine allows
Primary Contact: Deborah Burdette E-Mail: youngd[at]peacetech.com Phone: [410] 535-7522
Secondary Contact: B.J. Blake E-Mail: sharkfossils[at]yahoo.com Phone: [252] 322-4023
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: none

CHAPEL HILL
Central North Carolina Mineral Club
1710 Audubon Rd
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
Meeting Place: Seymour Senior Center, 2551 Homestead Rd; Chapel Hill
Meeting Time: 1st Tues of each month at 7:30 pm except July & Aug
Primary Contact: Sylvia Hubbard E-Mail: smhubbard[at]mindspring.com Phone: [919] 929-5673
Secondary Contact: Grady Ware Phone: [919] 942-9003
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

CHARLOTTE
Charlotte Gem & Mineral Club
charlottegem.com
5134 Dunes Court
Charlotte, North Carolina 28226
Meeting Place: Charlotte Nature Museum
Meeting Time: 7PM - third Thursday each month
Primary Contact: Murray Simon E-Mail: drsimon[at]mindspring.com Phone: [704] 668-5658
Secondary Contact: Linda Simon E-Mail: lsimon1[at]carolina.rr.com Phone: [704] 543-6651
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

CONOVER
Western Piedmont Mineral and Gem Society
P.O. Box 1095
Conover, North Carolina 28613
Meeting Place: Pin Station 525 W. A Street, Newton, NC 28658
Meeting Time: 7:00 pm the third Thursday of every month
Primary Contact: Mary Phone: [828] 632-8089
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

FRANKLIN
Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin, NC Inc.
www.fgmm.org
25 Phillips Street
Franklin, North Carolina 28734
Meeting Place: Macon County Community Building on Hwy US 441 South
Meeting Time: 6:30 PM the last Thursday of the month (except July, Nov. & Dec. are different dates)
Primary Contact: Al Pribble E-Mail: franklingemsociety[at]gmail.com Phone: [828] 369-7831
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

FAYETTEVILLE
Cape Fear Mineral & Gem Society
www.mercergarden.com/GemClub.html
6215 Maude St
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28306
Meeting Place: Main Library 300 Maiden Lane Fayetteville NC 28301 (subject to change)
Meeting Time: 7 p.m. third Thursday of each month except December
Primary Contact: Maureen Mercer E-Mail: maureenmercer[at]mac.com Phone: [910] 916-8532
Secondary Contact: Roger Mercer E-Mail: roge[at]mercergarden.com Phone: [910] 424-4756
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

GASTONIA
Gaston Gem Mineral & Faceters Club
2631 W. Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, North Carolina 28052
Meeting Place: Adult Recreation Center 529 W, Franklin Blvd. Gastonia, NC
Meeting Time: 4th Tuesday each month except June and Dec.
Primary Contact: Becky Strickland E-Mail: jsrskat[at]att.net Phone: [704] 537-6010
Secondary Contact: Connie Cole E-Mail: chopping_rocks[at]yahoo.com Phone: [704] 466-8745
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

GREENSBORO
Greensboro Gem & Mineral Club
ggmc-rockhounds.com/
P. O. Box 13087
Greensboro, North Carolina 27410
Meeting Place: New Garden Friends, 801 New Garden Rd., Greensboro
Meeting Time: 1st Mon. of the month at 7:00 pm
Primary Contact: Joe Maguire E-Mail: Joe-Mcguire[at]prodiy.net Phone: [336] 288-7442
Secondary Contact: John Hiller E-Mail: JHiller[at]triad.rr.com
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

HAYESVILLE
Tri-State Gem & Mineral Club
PO Box 313
Hayesville, North Carolina 28904
Meeting Place: Senior Center, Ritter Road; Hayesville
Meeting Time: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM
Primary Contact: Robert Place E-Mail: replace[]ellijay.com Phone: [706] 374-4345
Secondary Contact: Vivian Heath E-Mail: vlheath[]windstream.net Phone: [706] 379-4057
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

HENDERSONVILLE
Henderson County Gem and Mineral Society
www.hcgms.org
P.O. Box 6391
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28793
Meeting Place: Salvation Army Building, Grove St. Between 3rd & 4th Ave.
Meeting Time: 3rd Monday of the month 7:30 P.M.
Primary Contact: Micheal Atkins E-Mail: meamfc[at]windstream.net Phone: [864] 472-5454
Secondary Contact: Ralph Hammond-Greem E-Mail: RRHGreen[at]aol.com Phone: [828] 694-3703
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

HICKORY
Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral Club
P.O. Box 2521
Hickory, North Carolina 28603
Meeting Place: St. Aloysius Catholic Church 921 2nd St. NE Hickory, NC
Meeting Time: Second Tuesday of each month 7:00-9:00 pm
Primary Contact: Harry Polly E-Mail: pollysrock[at]yahoo.com Phone: [828] 728-9553
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies

Lexington - LEXINGTON LAPIDARY CLUB
509 Burgin Dr. (27292) Belton Koontz, President, 336.787.3449
Meetings: 2nd Thursday 7:30 pm
3017 Happy Hill Rd.

MT. OLIVE
Tri-State Lapidary Club
2395 O’Berry Rd
Mt. Olive, North Carolina 28365
Meeting Place: 820 South Main St., Fuquay Varina
Meeting Time: 2nd Tues of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Primary Contact: Carroll Grady E-Mail: cgrady919[]aol.com Phone: [919] 689-2856
Secondary Contact: George Aycock E-Mail: george6420[]msn.com Phone: [919] 689-9730
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

Pittsboro - Chatham County Rock, Gem and Mineral Club
Federation: South Eastern
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 14 Pittsboro, NC, 27312
Meetings: 2nd tuesday of each month, 7:00 pm
Location: Usually
Pittsboro Memorial Library in downtown Pittsboro.
Contacts:Douglas Hill or Rich Hayes
Telephone = (919)545-0878

RALEIGH
North Carolina Fossil Club
ncfossilclub.org
P.O. Box 25276
Raleigh, North Carolina 27611-5276
Meeting Place: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Meeting Time: 3rd Sun at 1:30 pm in the months of Jan., Mar., May, June, Sept.
Primary Contact: Mike Bruff E-Mail: ncfossilclub[at]gmail.com Phone: [919] 553-6925
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

RALEIGH
Tar Heel Mineral Club
www.tarheelclub.org
10609 Chelsea Dr
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
Meeting Place: NC University Crafts Center, Jensen Dr., Raleigh
Meeting Time: 3rd Tues. of each month except Dec at 7:30 pm
Primary Contact: Walt Milowic E-Mail: wmilowic[at]nc.rr.com Phone: [919] 327-3227
Secondary Contact: Joe Moylan E-Mail: jmoylan1002[at]nc.rr.com Phone: [919] 556-3175
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

REIDSVILLE
Rockingham County Mineral Club
170 Apache Trail
Reidsville, North Carolina 29320
Meeting Place: Penn Carriage House, Irvin St., Reidsville
Meeting Time: 1st Tue. at 7:00 pm
Primary Contact: Gene Brown E-Mail: gbrown[at]ci.reidsville.nc.us Phone: [336] 349-6715
Secondary Contact: Denzel Garrettson Phone: [336] 342-4690
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

SOUTHERN PINES
Sand Hills Gem & Mineral Society
P. O. Box 1742
Southern Pines, North Carolina 28388
Meeting Place: Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Rd., Pinehurst
Meeting Time: Last Thur. 7:00 pm
Primary Contact: Jeffrey Sheer E-Mail: jasheer[at]earthlink.net Phone: [910] 693-0331
Secondary Contact: Ken Carlson E-Mail: quarken[at]embarqmail.com Phone: [910] 255-0251
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

WINSTON-SALEM
Forsyth Co. Gem & Mineral Club
www.forsythgemclub.com/page2.html
PO Box 21414
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27120
Meeting Place: Vulcan Materials Co. Mideast Division Training Center
Meeting Time: Every third Thursday at 7:30 PM with exception no meetings in Agusut, Sept. or Dec.
Primary Contact: Lowell Baker E-Mail: BAKERR[at]RJRT.COM Phone: [336] 741-0022
Secondary Contact: Jim Stroud E-Mail: stroudj[at]vmcmail.com Phone: [336] 744-2940
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies


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