Welcome to the SVGMS Website!


Member of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical & Lapidary Societies (EFMLS)


Come learn about the rocks in your back yard, the Shenandoah Valley, the rest of Virginia, and all around the world!

In the SVGMS, we have local experts and educators who know rocks, have rocks, and make art out of rocks and are delighted to share this with you.

Each month, we gather for an evening of discussion of all things rock-related, with a program presented by our own or other notable experts for our mutual education and interest in the mineralogy of Virginia and the places we travel.

We would enjoy an opportunity to inspire your curiosity and enhance your knowledge about all things relating to the rocks and minerals around us. We look forward to welcoming you to our club and enjoying your company while we all seek the next interesting thing to be learned as we explore the stories inside rocks.

Please use the menu in the left column or the
active links within the site to explore and learn about the SVGMS and what it has to offer to you.

Reasons to Join The Club:






Navigation notes: The Site Map at the bottom of the menu on the left gives an outline of the site. In addition, each page has “breadcrumbs” just above the page footer to allow you to navigate up to previous levels.

Inclement Weather Info:

The SVGMS meeting will be cancelled if Waynesboro City Schools are closed/dismissed early due to inclement weather on the day a meeting is scheduled.

School closing information can be found at many sources, including:

Emergency Information - Waynesboro Public Schools

WHSV - Closings





News about the 47th Annual Gem & Mineral Show here!

Next Meeting:
Monday, July 14th, 2014
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Picnic! - Info in Members' Area

Future meeting dates:
See our Events At A Glance page here

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