Big Horn Basin Field Trip

Big Horn Basin Field Trip


Application for membership in the Wyoming State Mineral and Gem Society is open to all duly organized clubs (not individuals) that are located within the State of Wyoming whose purpose is consistent with those of the Wyoming State Mineral and Gem Society, and are approved by the WSMGS Board of Directors. All WSMGS member clubs and their individual members are entitled to all the rights and privileges of membership and are also subject to all the responsibilities, duties, and obligations as stated in the WSMGS By-Laws. Individuals wishing to network with other rockhounds should contact one of our Affiliated Clubs for more information.

Membership-related documents available for download include:

WSMGS Membership Application     PDF   |   Word

WSMGS Membership Information     PDF   |   Word

Annual Membership Dues Report     PDF   |   Word

Annual Election of Officers Report     PDF   |   Word

If your club is interested in learning more, please arrange for an authorized representative to contact the WSMGS President for more information and to initiate the application process.

Benefits of Membership

The WSMGS Board provides the following benefits for WSMGS affiliated clubs:

  • Conducts Annual Meeting for delegates representing WSMGS affiliated clubs;
  • Promotes communication between WSMGS clubs with Membership Directory;
  • Coordinates the annual WSMGS State Mineral & Gem Show (designates a host club, organizes judging of display cases, promotes show advertising, provides recognition awards, provides WSMGS trailer & contents, and secures RMFMS liability insurance);
  • Publishes the Jade State Newsletter quarterly with WSMGS news updates, educational earth science articles, lapidary techniques, and WSMGS Affiliated Club News;
  • Provides a WSMGS website( that provides WSMGS affiliated club information, WSMGS forms/documents, and educational topics related to rockhounding;
  • Archives historical records for WSMGS affiliated clubs;
  • Forwards RMFMS & AFMS communications to WSMGS clubs;
  • Maintains alias email addresses to protect WSMGS club members' privacy;
  • Allows WSMGS clubs use of WSMGS' 501(c)(3) status for WSMGS approved purchases; and
  • Provides reminders concerning required state, federal, WSMGS, and RMFMS deadlines.

WSMGS is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS) and the Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies (RMFMS). As a member, WSMGS has access to the resources provided by these organizations.

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