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Pleasant Oaks Gem & Mineral Club

of Dallas, Texas

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Our monthly meetings are the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM. We meet at the Garland Women's Activities Building, 713 Austin in Garland near the library and the Dart Station.

The location and plans for our next meeting have changed! Our meeting coincides with the City of Garland Christmas on the Square and Tree Lighting Ceremony. This means parking will be impossible anywhere near the Garland Women's Activities Building. We have changed our meeting to a Christmas Dinner at Spring Creek BBQ in Richardson (just north of Main Street, next to the tall Chase Bank building). We will start at 7:00 PM. There will be no gift exchange, but we will have a nice door prize. So come on out for BBQ, friends, and socializing. Come on out even if you want to bypass the meal. 


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.

The Pleasant Oaks Gem and Mineral Club publishes a monthly newsletter, the Chips and Chatter.  Recent issues of the Chips and Chatter are available from the internet.  For the latest issue of the Chips and Chatter (November 2017)  in Adobe PDF format, click here.

The Pleasant Oaks Gem & Mineral Club of Dallas offers a unique way to learn the various aspects of our rock hound hobby.  Every other meeting 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 ield trips and shares these trips with other clubs in the Dallas - Fort Worth area.

Pleasant Oaks Gem and Mineral Club of Dallas is a member of the "South Central Federation of Mineral Societies" and affiliated with the "American Federation of Mineralogical Societies".

Please spend some time looking around our web site and if you like what you see, visit a meeting - visitors are always welcome.  We would love to share our hobby with you.

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