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

February Meeting
Dr. Larry Taylor,Professor of UT Dept. Earth and Planetary Sciences "Chelyabinsk Meteorite"

March Meeting
Dr.Michael J Whitelaw ETSU Department of Geosciences
"Mongolian Petroglyphs"

April Meeting
Dr.Don Byerly Emeritus Professor,UT Dept, Earth and Planetary Sciences on his book:
The Last Billion Years: A Geologic History of Tennessee

May Meeting
No Thursday Meeting,
Picnic at Melton Hill Dam Saturday May 17, 2014 11:00a.m.
Bring a covered dish or dessert

June Meeting
Del Disney
How to Cut Cabochons

July Meeting
No Business Meeting only lectures
RSVP to President Teresa Polly to register for one of the following lectures:
1) Dr. Larry Taylor, Professor at UT Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences - Diamond Inclusions
2) Bryan K. Lees, President, Collectors Edge Minerals, Inc. - History of Collectors Edge Minerals Inc. and Their Love of Mineral Specimens
3) Cheryl Ells, Show Host, Jewelry Television - Tourmaline

August Meeting
Christiane Ross - Jewel School Product and Brand Coordinator
Precious Metal Clay Make and Take
Materials fee to participate please RSVP with President Teresa Polly

September Meeting
No Thursday Meeting
Picnic at Melton Hill Dam
Bring a covered dish or dessert

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

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.