To learn more about Rocks, Minerals and the world around you, get involved. The links below are provided to help you find your way through the many different programs that are available to you and your children.

Tomoka Gem & Mineral Society:
The Tomoka Gem & Mineral Society (TGMS) is a group of individuals who share an interest in rocks, minerals, gems, earth sciences and the lapidary arts. The society was formed in 1964 as a non-profit organization and incorporated in 1966. The purpose of the society is to promote knowledge and interest in the earth sciences, lapidary arts and jewelry design. Due to the interests and skills of the members, there is a heavy focus on lapidary arts and jewelry making.

Tomoka Faceter’s Guild
Don Cameron, Guild Chairman
An independent group of faceter’s affiliated with the parent Tomoka Gem & Mineral Society in the greater Daytona area.

The Gillespie Museum of Minerals
Located in Deland, Florida at the Stetson University Campus, exists to promote the study, appreciation and understanding of the natural sciences through school and community outreach programs.

Gem & Mineral Club of Deland

American Federation of Mineralogical Societies

Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies

Children have a natural fascination with rocks. To help your child learn more about rocks and the earths wonders, visit:

This Planet Really Rocks for a site created with children in mind.

Also, you may want to visit: GeoMysteries

Teachers and partents: Free teaching resources are available at:
Mineral Information Institute