We welcome new members.  

Membership in the Reno Gem and Mineral Society (RGMS) is to be a member of a Society that was started in Reno over 50 years ago. RGMS membership offers many benefits including a fully equipped Lapidary Shop, numerous Classes (Classes require advance registration), and Field Trips. Members also provide educational outreach programs to schools and other organizations.

To become a member, complete the Membership Application Form and payment of dues. Upon payment of fees members are eligible to participate in all RGMS activities and classes.

For any questions, contact Membership@renogms.org

Responsibilities of RGMS Membership

Membership is about sharing your common love of the Earth Sciences with other members. The time
you spend volunteering and sharing your knowledge and interests with others lead to many special and
long-lasting friendships.

Educational Outreach events educate children and adults about earth sciences and the uses of rocks,
gems, and fossils.

Classes are provided to educate members to use equipment to manipulate minerals, gems, and fossils
and to create works of art. RGMS is a group where members share their knowledge with members to
expand their knowledge of the Earth Sciences.

When using the Rock Building, respect the facilities and equipment. Member fees and class fees
provide funds for the facilities and equipment that members use. If a piece of equipment is damaged,
inform the instructor so the situation is addressed promptly. Many rocks and rock displays are held in
the Rock Building. Make sure members are informed when removing material from the Rock Building.
Communication builds friendships and helps avoid misunderstandings.

Field Trips share various locations (usually in Nevada) where members may collect and learn about
rocks and minerals. Resources are limited. Field Trip leaders take time and effort to locate a site that
contains material and then lead members to that site. When a member participates on a Field Trip, it is
expected that they will not bring outside groups to take material from the same area.

Events such as the Jackpot of Gems and RGMS Craft Fairs are held to promote member products and
to raise funds for the Society. RGMS activities are produced by volunteer members for the benefit of
RGMS and its members.

Becoming a member of RGMS involves more than a membership fee. Participate in RGMS activities.
Respect other members. Be responsible. Communicate with other members. Volunteer your time and

The viability of RGMS is dependent upon member volunteers.


NEW AND RETURNING MEMBERS: Please download, print, and fill out the Membership Application Form below. Mail the completed Membership Application along with your check to: RGMS Membership, 480 S. Rock Blvd, Sparks, NV 89431.  We will notify you via email when your membership has been processed.


Please click on which membership you'd like to sign up for.

We will notify you via email when your membership has been processed.


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