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Exciting News about and from Club Members

Who's doing what and where

Featured Photo below is provided by club member Rick WalkerRick installed a custom UV lighting system in his display case. He has searched far and wide for every piece in his florescent collection. Great Job Rick!!

Photos below are a few of the many projects, collections and treasures from our club members

Crystal Championship photos provided by Zachary Weenink. Other photos taken by Kinney & Vicky Polve, Margaret Kilanski, Rick Walker, Terry Roberts, Julia Toombs and Colleen Hayes. Septarian Nodules pictures and videos provided by Zachary Weenink. 

Page updated 1/26/2021

Here's a stunning look at Rick's  new Herkermer Diamond under UV Light - note the blue "Heart"  

Zachary & Melisssa Weenink

Take top places at 32nd Annual World championship Quartz Dig - October 2019, click here to see more pictures of their finds.

32nd Annual World Championship Quartz Dig overall scoring. 

Our congratulations to

DiAnna Kelsey - Grand Champion

Mineralogy Group has added several links for your researching pleasure and a link to Charles's collection recorded on his mindat page. 

Fossil Group Meeting 

Lots of information sharing

Zachary & Robert Weenink found some wonderful Texas Septarian nodules

on a recent hunt in July 2020. Karl Siggelow brought his wet saw and the three of them made a day of uncovering the treasures. Karl has extensive experience is using the wet saw. 

The pictures and videos on the Septarian Nodules page are provided for your entertainment. Please consider and utilize all safety measures when operating any equipment.

Zachary Weenink brought home some real treasures on his recent trip to Mt. Ida in Oct. 2020- Congrats Zac!

Several Members enjoyed the September 2020 field trip for Septarian nodules -

ETGMS Website take 1st Place at 2020 SCFMS Website Contest and 2nd Place in AFMS Website Contest - Margaret Kilanski, Webmaster 


In May 2020, ETGMS received a request from Texas East Kids to help with their Dino Camp. The restraints of COVID19 did not prevent Fossil sub-group leader David Russ and member Rick Walker from stepping up to the challenge. On June 7, 2020, David took the small campers on a journey of discovery with his talk on the many dinosaurs of Texas. He gave them incite to prehistoric times and some cool facts about all types of different dinosaurs. David had several specimens for the campers to view and hold. Rick provided several specimens for the kids to “uncover” during their own dinosaur dig. The kids’ second experience was on July 8.As you can see from these pictures David had a very enthusiastic audience!

ETGMS Winners :

-Kinney Polve -4th place - Small Bulletins, January

-Matthew Laster –10th place –Junior Articles, Under 12 – My Mini Museum

-Marcia Graham –Honorable Mention –Written Features, December 2019 –It Takes a Village

-Terry Roberts –Honorable Mention –Shop Time, December 2019

-Charles Creekmur –2nd place –Adult Poetry, February –Ode to an Aggie Geologist

-Marcia Graham –3rd place –Adult Poetry, February –Lapidary Love

-Kinney Polve –4th place –Adult Poetry, January –Life Cycle

-Kinney Polve –Special Publication, December 2019 –Making Legs for Rock Critters

Original Adult Article contest category - Honorable Mentions:

COLLEEN HAYES - February – “The Day I Met Sue”
LYNN METCALF - May – “Take Its Measure”
TERRY ROBERTS - June – “Spending Time in the Workshop”

Well done all !!! Keep up the great work!!!

SCFMS AND AFMS 2020 CONTEST RESULTS - Congratulations to all !!

Jerry Sudderth's creation has been selected to participate in the Texas Discovery Gardens - Lone Star Art Show, Sept. 19 - Oct. 31, 2020. CONGRATULATIONS JERRY !!

Randy Harmon, Terry Roberts and Julia Toombs shared some of their treasures at the Tyler Library in January 2021.