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Exciting News about and, from and for 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 July 2022

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!

 Septarian nodules -


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!

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 !!

Rockhound of the Month for January 2022 – Butch Halberstadt.

2022 Annual Show Grand Prize Winner 

2022 Annual Show Kids Grand Prize Winner