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ArkLa Tex Gem and Mineral Society
Shreveport / Bossier City Area


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 The Ark-La-Tex Gem & Mineral Society is a nonprofit educational organization devoted to promoting interest in the various earth sciences, particularly the art of lapidaries and their related fields. Informational speeches presented at area schools and the presentation of awards and cash prizes at the Public School Earth Science Fair are two of the ways the society achieves its goals. Another contribution to the community is the annual show, held at the Bossier Civic Center. This "Jewelry, Gem, & Mineral Show" functions as a fund raiser for our group and a venue for the demonstrations of gold and silver casting, jewelry making, bead stringing, faceting, cabochon making, and flintknapping (the art of flaking stone tools such as arrowheads). Monthly meetings keep our members informed about the inner workings of our society and provide programs of interest to rockhounds, such as oral and video presentations. Our monthly newsletter, the Rock Rattler, presents information about our society, in addition to current rock-related events and articles. Jewelry making classes, complete the educational objectives of the club.

Next meeting  

The Ark-La-Tex Gem & Mineral Society meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM for a social meet and refreshments. Then, at 6:30 PM, we sit down for the offical meeting, Show and Tell, presentations, door prizes. Meetings are over by 8:00pm. Visitors are welcome.

Aug newsletter (The Rock Rattler) is now available for download images/The Rock Rattler Aug.pdf

Meetings are held at the Bossier Parish Historical Center (part of the Bossier Parish Library Main Branch)
2206 Beckett St., Bossier City, LA.

Contact Information

Club Officers for 2014:
Title                    Name            Phone                 Email
President:    Larry Maquire       318-469-8524     wood@centurytel.net 
        Vice President: Antony Thomas 318-518-0907     adslthomas@gmail.com
Secretary: Sharron Thomas       318-518-0907     adslthomas@gmail.com
        Treasurer: John Autry               318-210-9416    john.autry451@gmail.com


Postal address
P.O. Box 6633 Bossier City, La 71171-6633
Electronic mail
General Information: larockclub@gmail.com
Lapidary Support:
Webmaster: dglasner2001@yahoo.com


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Last modified: August 10, 2014