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2024 CGMS

Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

22-24 November 2024

Jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, & tools for sale.  Geodes sold & cut. Club member’s rock collections on exhibit & lapidary demonstrations.

South Carolina amethyst on display.

Lots of fun for the whole family.

What We Do

CGMS holds monthly meetings with a speaker or interactive program.  Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month.  Read the Rocky Trails for meeting details.


CGMS has field trips to locations around the Southeast for members to collect minerals and fossils or see geological features.

We have a workshop for learning the lapidary arts and making your own creations.  (Workshop currently unavailable.)  


We hold an annual Gem and Mineral show.  


CGMS is looking for a new location for our lapidary workshop. We currently have limited ability to use our equipment. For questions about our capabilities, call or email Gary Hert,, 803-794-9362.

 Next Activity

To be announced...

Check your Rocky Trails.

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2023 Gem & Mineral Show

Grand Door Prize

Schorl (Black Tourmaline)

donated by Cannaco Collections.

If you would like to join the Columbia Gem & Mineral Society, please fill out the form and send in your membership dues to: Columbia Gem & Mineral Society, PO Box 6333, Columbia, SC 29260.

Our regular meeting is the 3rd Monday of each month. 

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