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Pleasant Oaks Gem & Mineral Club

of Dallas, Texas

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JUNE MEETING:  June 2nd, 2016 starting at 7:30 PM in the Garland Women's Activities Building.  Our silent auction for the quartz cluster and Penny-Weight Scale will close at the end of the meeting.  Our presentation will be hands-on training to construct a gem tree.  Ling Shurtz will lead the training.  Hope you can be there.  Visitors are Welcome!

JULY MEETING - The July 7th meeting will be our annual Indoor Picnic at Spring Creek Barbeque in Richardson.  We will meet at 7:00 PM (30 minutes earlier than our normal meeting start time).  Come prepared for talk and good food.  We will have a nice door prize - plan to attend.  Visitors Welcome!

Pleasant Oaks Gem and Mineral Club of Dallas (POGMC) is organized to promote interest in the various earth sciences, in particular those areas dealing with the science of gems, minerals and fossils, the art of cutting and polishing gemstones, metal crafts, jewelry arts, and all related fields.  The club is a not for profit organization established for charitable and educational purposes.

Pleasant Oaks Gem and Mineral Club of Dallas is a member of the "South Central Federation of Mineral Societies" and affiliated with the "American Federation of Mineralogical Societies".

The Pleasant Oaks Gem and Mineral Club publishes a monthly newsletter, the Chips and Chatter.  Recent issues of the Chips and Chatter are available from the internet.  For the latest issue of the Chips and Chatter (May 2016)  in Adobe PDF format, click here.

The Pleasant Oaks Gem & Mineral Club of Dallas offers a unique way to learn the various aspects of our rock hound hobby.  Every other meeting we have hands-on sessions which could include mineral identification, wire wrapping, gem tree fabrication, and other basic lapidary skills.  If we are not holding a hands-on session then we will have a guest speaker or other presentation of general interest to all members.  The Clubs also sponsors  field trips and shares these trips with other clubs in the Dallas - Fort Worth area.

Please spend some time looking around our web site and if you like what you see, visit a meeting - visitors are always welcome.  We would love to share our hobby with you.

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