Cold and Chocolate  



It has been a very cold winter here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Complete with ice and snow flurries!  This a rare occurence for us.  Fortunately, there is plenty of hot chocolate to help warm us up.  


The month of February also brings us St.Valentine's Day. A holiday famous for sharing love and chocolates. Instead of giving that special someone a box of chocolates this year, come and take Roberta's and Julie's class on Viking Knit.  You can give that special someone the gift of a necklace or bracelet created just for them. You can find supplies listed for the class on the Upcoming Projects page. 


On our General Geology page, you will find a bit of green to brighten the dull, stark colors of winter.  Microline is this month's mineral from Sharon.


There are sweet treats on the Recipes that Rock page too.  Besides Valentine's Day, we are in the middle of Mardi Gras too.  There are a couple of "king cake" recipes as well as a sweet dip to share with that someone special.  Check them out for your own celebration.


We would like to extend our condolences to the members of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Gem and Mineral Society on the loss of their club member Brenda Mosley.  Losing a member leaves a big hole in our clubs that is never filled. 


To find any of the pages listed above, just click on the News Gallery link at the top of this page.  Then click on the page you are looking for.  


Come in out of the cold this month and join us for some warm laughter, coffee and a class.  It is a great way to spend a chilly Saturday.  

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In Memoriam

Mrs. Billie Wright

Mrs. Linda Wosiewicz

Crossing the Bar

by Lord Alfred Tennyson


Sunset and eveing star,

and one clear call for me!

And may there be no moaning of the bar,

When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,

Too full for sound and foam,

What that which drew from out the bondless deep

Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,

And after that the dark!

And may there be no sadness of farewell,

When I embark;

For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place

The flood may bear me far,

I hope to see my Pilot face to face

When I have cross'd the bar.

Mr. Fred Westermeyer

Perhaps we are all a bit of stardust blown from the hand of God.

Until we meet again in the heavens.... you will be though of and so very, very missed.

Upcoming Shows and Events

 AKS Gem Shows:  

Apr. 11- 13, 2014 - Spring Show: Pontchartrain Center; Kenner, LA

Jul. 11 - 13 , 2014 - Summer Show - Pontchartrain Center; Kenner, LA

Sept. 12-14, 2014 - Fall Show - Pontchartrain Center; Kenner, LA

Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2014 - Christmas Show - Pontchartrain Center; Kenner, LA  


 Gem & Mineral Society Shows  

May 23 - 25, 2014 - Harrison County Gem & Mineral Society's Annual Gem, Jewely and Mineral Show - Courtyard Marriott; Gulfport, MS



Nov. 28 - 30, 2014 - Mobile Rock & Gem Society's 19th Annual Rock, Gem and Jewelry Show - Abba Shrine Center - Mobile, AL.  

International Gem & Jewelry Show:








If you know of an upcoming show and would like to have us list it send an e-mail and we will gladly put you on the list!

We are members of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies and the Southeast Federation Mineralogical Societies, Inc. To learn more about these two organizations just click on the logo and you will be directed to their sites.

Be sure to check out all the new info on all our tabs.

© 2010 Harrison County Gem and Mineral Society, Inc.






Harrison County Gem and Mineral Society, Inc.


Next Meeting:

February 15, 2014

Our Meetings are held at the Herbert Wilson Recreation Center in Gulfport, MS

located on Hancock St.

On Courthouse Road, south of Pass Road, turn by the Hancock Bank on 33rd St. - go to the end of that street then turn left on Hancock St.

You can't miss the center on the right.



9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Several classes are scheduled so bring your tools!


Meeting time:

1:00 p.m.

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