October 25, 2016
Our guest speaker for October is Caitlin Ahrens. Caitlin will be updating us with the latest minerological findings on the planet Mars and other celestial bodies.
Caitlin Ahrens is a graduate student with the University of Arkansas Space and Planetary Science Program. She manages the Pluto Simulation Chamber and travels to science conferences to present her research. She received her B.S. degrees in astrophysics and geology at West Virginia University in 2015. Her background includes radio astronomy, seismology, mineralogy, and planetary geology. She enjoys public speaking about science and hosts a guest blog about space!
A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Earth Sciences and Lapidary Arts, based in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.
The Northwest Arkansas Gem and Mineral Society is a group of like-minded enthusiasts dedicated to learning, sharing and promoting earth science, geology, mineralogy, paleontology, lapidary arts and associated subjects.
We hold a monthly general meeting at our Clubhouse on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 7PM to 9PM. We love hosting visitors and guests, including children, and we encourage everyone with an interest in gems and minerals to join us at one our monthly meetings.Open Google Map
The Society is open to all persons with rockhound "fever."
We offer something for every family member and our activities as rockhounds encourage family fun and participation. Our membership includes children, high school and college students, working adults and retirees.
Our annual spring show and fall swap features a wide range of rocks, minerals, gems, demonstrations, handcrafted jewelry, fossils and supplies. Whether you’re looking for a bargain or just interested to see what lapidaries are doing, you can be sure of a warm welcome.
We want to make sure you never miss that meeting or event. Our calendar can send reminders to you through email and smart-phone notifications.
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Our club is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS) and the Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies (RMFMS). We are active participants in the Special Congress Representing Involved Bulletin Editors (SCRIBE).