20TH ANNUAL East Texas Gem and Mineral Society Show

January 22-24, 2016

Friday- 9am to 5pm
Saturday- 10am to 6pm
Sunday- 10am to 5pm

Tyler Rose Garden Center
400 Rose Park Drive
Tyler, Texas  75702

Featuring Demonstrations, Exhibits, Educational Displays, a Fluorescent Mineral Display, Silent Auction, and the Nationally Renowned Rock Food Table Display.

The finest dealers offering everything that concerns the lapidary arts, from Jewelry, Gemstones, Works of Art, Beads, Mineral Specimens, Fossils, tools, supplies, and more.

Colorful Fluorescent Mineral Display
Silent Auction Table
Hourly Door Prizes
Grand Prize Drawing

Adults – $5.00
Students – $1.00
Scouts in uniform get in free.




Duck Creek Mosasaur Exhibit at the Heard Museum—Grand Opening: Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.

The grand opening of the Duck Creek mosasaur exhibit at the Heard Museum in Mckinney is scheduled for October 4. The bones of this large marine reptile that lived in earth’s oceans when dinosaurs walked the land will be debuted. Presentations in Laughlin Hall will describe this 85 million-year-old mosasaur and how a team of devoted volunteers took it from the rock in Garland to the museum floor.
Schedule of Events in Laughlin Hall
1:30 Opening Remarks by Sy Shahid, Heard Museum Director;
Dr. Louis Jacobs, Professor of Earth Sciences, SMU;
Mike Polcyn, Lecturer & Researcher, SMU;
Rocky Manning, President, Dallas Paleontological Society
1:50 Duck Creek, Garland Mosasaur Presentation Darlene Sumerfelt, Director and Lead Preparator, Heard Museum 2:30 Ancient Turtle Prep Presentation Pat Kline, Lead Preparator, Heard Museum
2:45 Mosasaur Exhibit Unveiling
3:00 – 4:00 Meet the Preparators Table – Exhibit Hall

Other exhibits are included with the admission fee including the impressive outdoor dinosaur animatronics display.

The museum is located at 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX. http://www.heardmuseum.org/

Sep-Oct 2014 SCFMS Newsletter

The newsletter for the South Central Federation of Mineral Societies is now on the Internet.  In the past it was available in print and sent to one member in each club.  Enjoy!