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The Fredericksburg Rockhounds, a non-profit organization for the study and enjoyment of gems, minerals, and fossils, was founded in 1968. We are affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS) and the South Central Federation of Mineral Societies (SCFMS).
In addition to informative and fun meetings with door prizes and guest speakers every month, we have—
We hold our meetings at 7:00 P.M. on the first Monday of each month at the Golden Hub Senior Center [view map], 1009 N Lincoln, Fredericksburg, Texas (except in June, when we have our annual picnic). Visitors are always welcome!

For more Club information and history (PDF format), click HERE.
For a printable, 2-sided trifold brochure (PDF format) click on BW or COLOR
For a printable membership application (PDF format), click HERE.
We also have a copy of our CONSTITUTION online (a PDF file).

Our next show will be in January 21-22, 2017.

Click HERE for a flyer

Our newsletters:

Our newsletters are published just before the first of each month, in PDF format. Most computers use Adobe Reader (formerly Adobe Acrobat) for viewing PDF files; if you need Adobe Reader, click here to download it for free.
To read a newsletter, just click on the month (make sure you select the desired year): 

2016: | Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec |
| Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec |

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Some good links


The first two links are PDF files with printable patterns for making various sizes of cardboard display boxes;
The third link is to another website with other patterns and more detailed instructions:

Boxes 1 (These use separate labels)
Boxes 2 (These have built-in label supports)
Boxes 3 (The other website)

AFMS American Federation of Mineralogical Societies: the national organization.
SCFMS South Central Federation of Mineral Societies: the AFMS affiliate we belong to.
ALAA American Lands Access Association: its purpose is promoting and ensuring the right of the amateur hobby collecting, recreational prospecting and mining, and the use of public and private lands for educational and recreational purposes; and to carry the voice of all amateur collectors and hobbyists to our elected officials, government regulators and public land managers.

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Arlington G&M Club
Austin G&M Society 
Central Texas G&M Society in Abilene
Chihuahuan Desert G&M Club in the Fort Davis/Alpine area
Clear Lake G&M Society in Houston
Dallas G&M Society
Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society in Corpus Christi
Fort Worth G&M Club
Houston G&M Society
Lubbock G&M Society
Midland G&M Society
Paleontological Society of Austin For rockhounds interested in fossils.
Pine Country G&M Society in Jasper
Piney Woods G&M Society in Huntsville
Pleasant Oaks G&M Club in Dallas
Southwest G&M Society in San Antonio
Texas Faceters Guild
Tri-Cities G&M Society, in Temple
Victoria G&M Society
Waco G&M Club
Williamson County G&M Society in Georgetown

Fredericksburg Nature Center a few miles south of Fredericksburg
Riverside Nature Center in Kerrville

For clubs outside Texas, visit this Bob's Rock Shop page

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(the first two are paid advertisers in our newsletter):
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To view our photo album in a new window, click HERE
If you can't view the photos, it's probably because Google killed Picasa and their new photo service is not compatible with older browsers.

Contact Us

email: info@fredericksburgrockhounds.org
Snailmail: Fredericksburg Rockhounds, 110 N Milam PMB 197, Fredericksburg TX 78624

Membership application (a small PDF file you can print and fill out by hand)

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