Dr. Jose Santamaria, Director, Tellus Museum “North Georgia Fern Fossils
Martin Kohl, TN Dept of Geology Tennessee Field Diamonds
Dr. Bill Morgan “Oligocene Vertebrate Fossils”
See directions to new meeting site.
Julian Gray, Curator, Tellus Museum “Mineral Micromounting” l
Teresa Polly, Graduate Gemologist “The GIA Graduate Gemologist Program”
Jay Boyle, Senior Buyer, Jewelry Television “Adventures in the World of Gemstones
Picnic/ show preparations
Annual Show and Sale at Kerbela Temple
Gail DeLuca, local bead artist “Beads and Culture Around the World
Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society, Inc.
The Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society (KGMS) is a nonprofit, educational and scientific interest group that 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.