The Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society, Corpus Christi Texas welcomes you!

We are a section 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization for the study and enjoyment of gems, minerals, and fossils.  We were founded in 1953.

GCGMS' Mission

The purpose of the society is to promote popular interest and education in the various earth sciences, in particular those dealing with the art of lapidaries and the science of minerals, fossils, and their associated fields.  The society encourages study in these subjects through presentation of public exhibits, field trips for exploration, study and collection of specimens, the presentation of lectures, illustrated programs, demonstrations, and similar programs.  We cooperate with educational/scientific institutions and other groups engaged in increasing knowledge in the earth sciences.  The Society scholarship program provides $1,000 in scholarship funds for a junior or senior student who has been accepted to Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi or Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and is enrolled in Earth Sciences.  The Owen Hopkins Memorial Kid’s Rock Camp was established by the society to continue Owen’s longtime passion to educate our youth and stimulate their interest in the earth sciences.

We are affiliated with the following societies:

American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS) 

South Central Federation of Mineral Societies (SCFMS)