Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society

The Alabama Mineral and Lapidary Society is a non-profit organization
for people interested in geology, mineralogy, paleontology and lapidary arts.

50th Anniversary Meeting, November 13, 2007
(photography by Steve Adams)
We celebrated the Fiftieth Anniversary of AMLS with a presentation on the early years of the club, presented by Charter Member Bob Smith (now deceased).  Click on most images for a larger view.
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The earliest years of the club through 1972 were known as the "Wind Creek Years," when the rock & gem show was a "rock swap" held at the Wind Creek State Park.  Bob had souvenirs of those years and brought rocks & specimens that he had collected all over the state.  He talked about some of the field trips he'd been on, and related many anecdotes about club members past & present.  All the kids left with rocks that Bob had brought for them.
Bob Smith
Bob Smith enthralled us all with the history of AMLS and a discussion of unusual rocks and minerals.
The enthusiastic crowd!
And everyone had a great time!
After the meeting, we had...  TAILGATING!
Delmer Dowda's stuff
Delmer Dowda
Joe Mucher's stuff
Joe Muncher
Gloria & Steve's stuff
Gloria & Steve Adams
Yvonne Foster's stuff
Yvonne Foster

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