About Us

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.


Courteous Behavior Notice

Recent events have made it pertinent to remind all members of our organization the importance of understanding that actions taken, or in some cases omitted, at Club sponsored functions, are viewed to be an action or inaction sanctioned by the Club. To maintain the favorable and benevolent reputation of our club, it is imperative that all persons we encounter, or properties we visit, in our activities, be treated with courtesy and respect. Club Officers and Directors particularly, have the responsibility to try to deescalate or terminate actions deemed to be offensive or detrimental to the Club’s reputation.  All members should strive to “do no harm” in our endeavors.

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