About Us

Welcome To The Reno Gem & Mineral Society

The Reno Gem & Mineral Society is a nonprofit corporation organized for the purpose of creating, developing, and encouraging interest in the earth sciences, gem, and mineral hobbies as well as locating and identifying various material through field trips.

Where and When

All are welcome to attend our general meeting held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Baldini’s Sports Casino
865 South Rock Blvd
Sparks, Nevada

RGMS History

In the 1950’s there were two gem and mineral societies in the Reno area. First formed was the Washoe Gem and Mineral Society, Inc. Then the Pyramid Gem and Mineral Society formed. In the mid 1960’s, the two societies merged and became the ‘Reno Gem and Mineral Society, Incorporated’.

Until 1976, the Societies held their meetings, classes, etc. in homes, garages and basements. In 1976 the Society moved to its’ present location at 480 S. Rock Blvd., Sparks, Nevada.

The Society was given non-profit status by the IRS in 1984 under code 501 (c)(7). In March 2012, the non-profit status was changed to code 501 (c)(3). We are now classified as a public charity.