CLUB

About Us

Member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies and the South Central Federation of Mineralogical Societies 

The goals of the Ark-La-Tex Gem and Mineral Society are to create and stimulate interest in the study of gems, minerals, fossils, beading, geology and the lapidary arts. The organization sponsors gem, mineral and fossil hunting field trips, lectures on the lapidary arts, demonstrations and workshops for the membership and community.

The club is able to provide speakers and demonstrations on the earth sciences and lapidary arts for local schools, scout troops and other organizations upon request.

The club hosts the annual gem and mineral show with special exhibits, demonstrations and dealers with fine jewels, gems, minerals, fossils, etc. to be purchased.

The Ark-La-Tex Gem and Mineral Society was officially incorporated in Louisiana as a 501C3 non-profit educational organization in April 1971 by a small group of 6 members interested in the lapidary arts. Our members include a dedicated group of lapidarists with strong yet varied interests in stone and gem cutting, faceting, flint knapping (making tools, arrowheads, etc. from rocks), gem and mineral hunting (rock-hounding), and fossil hunting.

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Membership Benefits

  • Access to the workshop
  • Classes
  • Field Trips (some to private land)
  • Current Rock Rattler newsletter
  • Discounts at Southern Federation gem shows

Fees

Yearly Dues

  • Individual $15
  • Couple $20
  • Family $25

Ark-La-Tex Gem Brochure

Meetings

1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM
Board meeting begins at 6:00 PM

Meetings are open to everyone, so come by and see what we are all about!

History Center
Bossier Central Library
2206 Beckett Street
Bossier City, LA 71111

Field Trip
Monthly Meetings

Governing Board

Tony
President
Antony Thomas
adsltomas@gmail.com

Tom
Board Member

Tom Stringfellow
tomstring@aol.com

Marjorie
Vice President
Marjorie Thomas
marjoriethomas1125@gmail.com

Nina
Board Member
Nina Hustus
pochance@bellsouth.net

Sharron
Secretary
Sharron Thomas
adsltomas@gmail.com

Andrea

Board Member
Andrea Sattler
sattlera@bellsouth.net

Leeland
Treasurer
John Autry
john.autry451@gmail.com

lauren
Webmaster
Lauren Brown
lauren@animationnerd.com

Del
Field Trip Coordinator

Del Glasner
Dglasner2001@yahoo.com