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Welcome to the

Pleasant Oaks Gem & Mineral Club

of Dallas, Texas

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Our monthly meetings are on the first Thursday of each month and generally start at 7:30 PM, but check below to see if we will be starting early (NOTE - OUR JANUARY 2022 MEETING WILL START AT 7:00 PM). We are currently searching for a new location for our meetings. Please check below to see where the next meeting will be held.

Our January meeting will be at Spring Creek BBQ in Richardson at 270 N US 75-Central Expressway 1000, Richardson, TX 75080. We will meet at 7:00 in the lobby and move into the serving lines as soon as possible. We will be discussing the January 21 - 23 IGEM show and possible locations for a new meeting location.

The 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.

POGMC publishes a monthly newsletter, the Chips and Chatter. Recent issues of the Chips and Chatter are available from the internet, see the Newsletter tab here or above. For the latest issue of the Chips and Chatter (January 2022) in Adobe PDF format, click here. The January Chips and Chatter is one of two possible short Chips and Chatter per year - simply being a meeting reminder in Adobe PDF format, click here.

POGMC offers a unique way to learn the various aspects of our rock hound hobby. Periodically 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.

POGMC is a member of the "South Central Federation of Mineral Societies" and is affiliated with the "American Federation of Mineralogical Societies".

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

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MEMBER:  SOUTH CENTRAL FEDERATION OF MINERAL SOCIETIES

AFFILIATED:  AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MINERALOGICAL SOCIETIES

  

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