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Welcome to the

Pleasant Oaks Gem & Mineral Club

of Dallas, Texas

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Our monthly meetings are the first Thursday of each month and generally start at 7:30 PM, but check below to see if we will be starting early. We meet at the Garland Activities Building, 713 Austin St., Garland TX 75040. We are next door to the library and a short walk from the Garland Dart Station.

Our  December 6, 2018 meeting was a big success - a Christmas Party with a potluck dinner and gift exchange. I think everyone was pleased with the gift they selected, and nobody stole a gift (although there was a lot of talk about stealing centered about some of the gifts). 

Our next meeting will be January 3, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Garland Activities Building (weather permitting). The president of the Dallas Paleontological Society (Dallas Paleo) will talk to us about fossils. Feel free to join us - visitors are always welcome.

Remember, IGEM is January 11 - 13, 2019 with set up on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

The 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, see the Newsletter tab above.  For the latest issue of the Chips and Chatter (December 2018)  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 Field 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 us at a meeting - visitors are always welcome.  We would love to share our hobby with you.

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