East Texas Gem and Mineral Society
Tyler, Texas
Field Trips
Field Trip Chairman - Kelly Ford

Is there a particular place that you would like to see us take a field trip to?  Is there a particular type of material you are interested in collecting? Contact Kelly Ford. Your suggestion  might be our next field trip! ​If you plan to attend a scheduled field trip, please let the Field Trip Chairman know. From time to time a field trip may be canceled or rescheduled, signing up will insure you stay informed. Field Trips are open to club members only

Click to see our Monthly Update on our August 2017 Field trip​​

Click to see our​ September Field Trip Summary​


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December - No Field Trip









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June 24, 2017 - Photos from our
    ​Petrified Wood Hunt
​near Henderson, TX





                           Past Field Trips
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​​MAY 2016
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​​Palestine Selenite Field Trip. A dozen Selenite seekers met at McCoys Building Supply parking lot in Palestine, Texas at 8 AM, May 23rd. We then caravaned 13-14 miles southwest to our collecting site. Our goal: find clear Selenite crystal clusters. And we did find them...lots of them! Some members trekked to a nearby creek and found petrified wood, agate and small fossils. Kudos to Fred Mahaffey for a great trip!
Photos by Lynn Metcalf & Fred Mahaffey. 


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March 2017 Field trip near Dallas for fossils and septarian nodules with calcite crystals.Photos by Kinney Polve.