About Us

The Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society (KGMS) is a 501 (c)(3) educational organization whose main purpose is to further interest in gems, minerals, geology, paleontology, and lapidary arts.

The KGMS also awards geology scholarships every year to student(s) attending Western Michigan University’s Geological Sciences Department.

The Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society celebrated their 50th Anniversary at the 2007 show. The KGMS is also affiliated with non-profit organizations: Mid-West Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.