Welcome to The Reno Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
The Reno Gem & Mineral Society, Inc. (RGMS) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation, organized for the purpose of creating, developing, and encouraging interest in earth sciences, as well as gem and mineral hobbies.
The mission of the Reno Gem & Mineral Society, Inc. is to create, develop, and encourage interest in the Earth Sciences and to locate and identify various material through field trips. As a 501(C)(3) corporation RGMS qualifies for donation
write-offs of cash and materials. Donation receipts are available at the society's headquarters.
Open to the public
General Meeting 1st Wednesday of the Month
Open House every Monday
- Rock Bldg, 11 am - 9 pm
- Junior Rock Hounds - Rock Building, Sat, 11/11 3 – 4:30 pm
Online 32Auctions, Saturday Rock Sale and Saturday Open House
- Online 32Auctions - 11/11-11/17
- Rock Building, Sat 11/18 at 10 am – 2 pm
Welcome to our website. As the President of the Reno Gem and Mineral Society, Inc., I am proud of our growth the last 3 years. We are expanding our building, new classrooms, new equipment, and opportunities. Our Mission statement is above. Our goal is to advance the education in geology and earth sciences and we offer a children’s program on one Saturday a month where they can learn and earn badges. We love to share finds with new members, where to go, and what to do with those finds. You need only have an interest in rocks, not be an expert or a geologist. Join us on the first Wednesday of each month at Baldini’s upstairs at 7PM.
What We Offer
The Reno Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.'s objective is sharing of enjoyment and education of all earth science related activities.
Our well-qualified instructors, some with master’s level credentials, teach many of the disciplines necessary to create beautiful, handmade works of art, using minerals, gems and fossils found right here in Nevada!
At least once a month between April and October, members go out in the field to collect and learn about rocks and minerals. Day trips to multi-day outings are led by an experienced member of the society, and are a great way to meet other members and gain some useful knowledge!
In addition to our many field trips, we also offer a variety of fun social events! There’s usually a raffle, and if food is involved it’s advised to add a few notches to your belt beforehand.