Many of us can trace the roots of our interests, whether as a hobbyist or professional, to a local Gem & Mineral Club. They've offered a great deal deal of enjoyment, appreciation and education to individuals and families alike. If you don't already belong to one of these organi- zations, I'd highly recommend you give them a try. Whether it's rocks, minerals, gemstones, fossils, lapidary or the opportunity to attend field trips, each club promised something you'll enjoy!
Forsyth Gem and Mineral Club (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
Georgia Mineral Society (Atlanta, Georgia)
Tar Heel Gem & Mineral Club (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Delaware Mineralogical Society (Wilmington, Delaware)
Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies