East Texas Gem and Mineral Society
Tyler, Texas
Field Trips
Field Trip Chairman - Fred Mahaffey

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 Fred Mahaffey. 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 ensure that you stay informed. Field Trips are open to club members only.


Date:                         Location:                           Searching for:

July 27th & 28th        Oklahoma                         Hourglass Selenite, Fossils
August                       Magnet Cove, Arkansas   Pyrite
Sept. 21st                  Rock Swap - Clubhouse   Rock Swap and Cookout
Sept. 28th                  Duncanville, TX                Septarian, Fossils
Oct 26th & 27th         Mt. Ida, Arkansas              Quartz Crystals
November                 TBD
December 2nd          Christmas Party                 Fun


​​MAY 2017
​​Palestine, TX 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. 
MARCH 2017

Dallas Field Trip.
Collecting fossils and septarian nodules with calcite crystals.

​​Photos by Kinney Polve.
List of Items you may Need to Bring on a Field Trip...Click Here
Past Field Trips​
​​​​​JUNE 24, 2017
Henderson, TX Petrified Wood Hunt 

​​​​​MARCH 17-18, 2018​
Mason TX Blue Topaz Hunt