Interested in joining our club? With a membership you can take full advantage of monthly field trips, educational and instructional classes, eductional lectures, access to a library of earh science related books, and much more. Print out our membership profile form below, fill out and mail to us.

Membership Profile Form pdf

Directions note new meeting site membership

We meet monthly at Jewel School Institute on the third Thursday of every month. Click on the link below for more specific directions to our meeting site.


SE Federation of Mineralogical Societies
American Federation of Mineralogical Societies

News and Events

October Meeting
No Meeting
KGMS Gem and Mineral Show
October 17th, 18th and 19th
Kerbela Temple

November Meeting
Dr. Bill Morgan
Collectors Guide to Crawfordsville, Indiana, Crinoids
lecture and book signing

December Meeting
Christmas Party TBA

2015 (tentative)

January Meeting
Robert D. Hatcher, Jr., Ph.D., P.G.
UT Distinguished Scientist and Professor, Tectonics and Structural Geology,
Dept of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Science Alliance Center of Excellence
“Oil industry and local oil and gas resources and the use of fracking in TN and S KY”

February Meeting
Mike Lucas PhD
Mineral Constitution of Asteroids

March,April Meeting

May Meeting
Spring Picnic

June Meeting
Michael Whitelaw, PhD
Professor, ETSU
How A Fossil Gets it's Name

June Meeting
Michael Whitelaw, PhD
Professor, ETSU
How A Fossil Gets it's Name

July, August Meeting

September Meeting
Show Planning Picnic

October Show

November Meeting
William (Bill) Witherspoon PhD
co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia
Effect of Geology of East TN and Georgia on the Civil War

Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society, Inc.

The Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society (KGMS) is a nonprofit, educational and scientific interest groupthat meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 P.M. It is a family oriented organization with members from all walks of life who share an interest in studying, collecting, and sharing rocks, minerals and fossils.

Every year the KGMS puts together a Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show. The proceeds from the annual show supports a principal goal of the KGMS, which is education. The KGMS provides enrichment programs and educational materials to east Tennessee Schools and scholarships in the Earth Sciences.