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Welcome to the

Pleasant Oaks Gem & Mineral Club

of Dallas, Texas

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Welcome to the Pleasant Oaks Gem and Mineral Club Home Page

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 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.

OUR NEXT MEETING will be on Monday, June 3, 2024. We will meet at the Knights of Columbus Council 6402 Hall at 3722 Cavalier Drive, Garland, TX 75042. We will start at 7:00 PM and be through by 9:00 PM. Our June meeting activity will be a video from the Planet Earth series titled "Pole to Pole".


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 (July 2024) in Adobe PDF format, click here.

Meeting Times, Location, and Driving Directions:

  • Time - We now meet the First Monday of the Month starting at 7:00 PM.
  • Where - We meet in the Knights of Columbus Council 6402 hall located at 3722 Cavalier Drive, Garland, TX 75042.
  • How to find it - The building can be a bit tricky to find the first time you go there. If you have a GPS, it will take you there  - the building will be on the left side. If it is dark, on the opposite side of the street look for the big, bright neon sign "REF EXPERTS" - Refrigeration Experts.
  • Parking - There are three long parking spaces in front of the Knights of Columbus hall - each space can hold two vehicles. If the spots are occupied, the next building west has room for 6 more vehicles. There is also additional parking behind the Knights of Columbus hall in a gravel lot - take the drive on the west side of the building. Please note that street parking is not allowed!
  • More Driving Directions - Cavalier Drive is off of South Jupiter Road. If you are coming from the north, you will go through a stoplight at Forest Lane, pass under a railroad overpass, through a stoplight at Miller Park, and a stoplight at Marquis, then turn right (west) at the next road to the right (Cavalier). If you are coming from the south, you will go through a stoplight at Kingsley Road, a stoplight at Miller Road, and a stoplight at Security Street, then turn left (west) at Cavalier, the second road after Security Street. From either direction, look for the large Ryder truck facility on the northwest corner of Cavalier and Jupiter.

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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