The Forsyth Gem & Mineral Club (FGMC) was established in the early 1970’s as a combination of the Forsyth Mineral Club and the Winston-Salem Gem Club, because –we like rocks! FGMC is an active organization with monthly meetings, field trips and a yearly gem show. Our group is diverse in both interests and age, we’re sure you’ll find something to interest you! Come join us!
FGMC has a monthly program meeting, except for the months of August, September, and December when other activities replace the meeting. The meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month, at 7:30 PM, in the maintenance offices of Vulcan Materials on Patterson Street in Winston-Salem.
FGMC members are primarily amateurs, though we do have a couple of “professionals” (geologists, jewelers, and dealers).
Our current membership primarily focuses on mineral collecting, and we have several field trips each year to support this aspect.
We do have a number of members who also participate in gem preparation (cabochon cutting and faceting) and jewelry-making (wire-wrap on other forms), though this is mostly done by individual members.