We are a group of about 100 people who are interested in some phase of the Earth Sciences, be it the fossil history of the Earth, the geology, rock hunting or the lapidary arts. We have a good group of people who enjoy the wonderful treasures found within the earth.

The Society was organized on February 17, 1953 and has been active ever since.

We meet at the Kiwanis Park Recreation Building, 3933 Timon Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402 at 6:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month, except for the months of June, July & August. We have an interesting program at our meeting each month as well as refreshments and door prizes.

We offer one of the best lapidary shop facilities in south Texas to our members. We provide classes and shop time to those who want to learn how to use machinery to cut and polish rocks, minerals, and other lapidary materials. We have saws, grinders, laps, and jewelry making equipment to use as well as an assortment of materials available to work with. We have a very knowledgable membership and a decent library to reference for all types of information regarding geologic and lapidary studies.

As our annual fund raising event, we sponsor a gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry show every year, usually the first weekend in March at the Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown. We present to the public all sorts of interesting and informative things for them to view and participate in. We present many wonderful exhibits and dealers who display & sell some of the most fabulous stuff you can imagine.

During the summer, we offer several Summer Kids Camps for our members where the kids can learn all about the rock and mineral sciences, and we hold special summer social meeting events.

We sponsor field trips when we can. Field trips usually occur during the cooler months of the year in Texas, and sometimes we even travel to other states to visit interesting sites.

We work with local public and private schools as well as home schooled children to offer presentations about the geological sciences.

In December we have a Christmas party instead of a regular meeting. Come join us at any meeting--visitors are always welcome.

  • 2012 Board Members being sworn in by 2011 President Kevin Schleicher 2012 Board Members being sworn in by 2011 President Kevin Schleicher
  • 2011 Scholarship recipient Mr. Scotch 2011 Scholarship recipient Mr. Scotch
  • Kids posing after receiving their badges earned at the 2011 Rock Camp Kids posing after receiving their badges earned at the 2011 Rock Camp
     


The Club's official bulletin is SLABS & CABS, published bi-monthly and sent by e-mail to each member. Past issues will be posted on the web page.