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September Atlanta Geological Society Meeting

Join us Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 760 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta GA. The social starts at 6:30 pm and the meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

This month our presentation is “Deep Soil Core Monoliths: Artifacts of Soil Development” presented by Dr. Steve Fitzpatrick.

PG Candidate Workshop

Saturday September 14, 2019 

Please join us for a Saturday morning of mineralogy. Marian is an assistant professor of geology in the Geosciences Department at the University of West Georgia. She earned her B.S. in geology at the State University of New York in New Paltz and her Ph.D. in geology at the University of Idaho, where she specialized in mineralogy. Her research there involved characterizing commercial talc products and ores: a project motivated by recent talc-asbestos litigation. She currently teaches Physical Geology, Mineralogy and Crystallography, and a seminar titled: How geology shapes society. She has a continued interest in characterizing and sourcing minerals and enjoys learning about issues between minerals, human health, and litigation. She is currently pursuing research characterizing and understanding the history of rocks local to the West Georgia area.

The classes are open to all, membership in the AGS is not required. Please consider joining, the AGS is the most active geologic organization in the Southeast. An application is available at: 2018/01/2018_ags_membership_form.pdf

Two hours of professional development credit are available for attendees.


Atlanta Geological Society
Professional Registration/Career Development Committee Ken Simonton, P.G.
Ginny Mauldin-Kinney


The Atlanta Geological Society  hosts monthly meetings (which include free pizza and socializing, a short business meeting and a talk); a monthly workshop for professional geologist candidates and those that just can’t get enough geology; and an annual meeting that includes a BBQ dinner, raffle and a movie in Fernbank’s 4K Laser Giant Screen.

The AGS monthly meetings are the last Tuesday evening of the month at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30307.  We take a summer break in July and an end of year holiday break  in December.

The AGS Professional Geologist Candidate Study Group Workshops meet 10:00 am – 12:00 p.m. the last Saturday morning of the month at the Fernbank Science Center, 156 Heaton Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30307.  The “last Saturday”  often changes due to holidays, conflicts, etc.; so check here for each workshop date.

Upcoming AGS events and other interesting events:

The August 2019 AGS PG Candidate Workshop 

Date:           Saturday September 14, 2019 
Time:           10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker:    Marian Buzon Ph. D
Subject:     Minerology
LocationFernbank Science Center
.                      156 Heaton Park Dr NE
.                     Atlanta, GA 30307

The AGS August Meeting

Date:            Tuesday , August 27, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm  Social/networking/free pizza
Fernbank Museum of Natural History /767 Clifton Rd Atlanta, GA 30307


The AGS does not hold meetings in July or December.

The AGS PG Study Group does not meet in December.

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The Atlanta Geological Society has been one of the most active professional groups in the Southeast since its inception in 1991. Our membership and dues are structured simply:

Professional Membership            $25

Student Membership                      $10

Corporate (up to 4 members)     $100

We’ve made it easy for you to pay your membership dues online.

Go to: now and update your membership for 2018.

After your payment has been made, please download the membership form, complete the appropriate fields, save and email to John Salvino (Square reports very little information back to the “retailer”).

Alternatively, you could bring the form and your credit card, cash, or check to the next meeting. Or mail it to the address on the form.

Dues are payable at the beginning of the calendar year.

Your membership dues must be up to date to join us for the June  Social.

Benefits of an AGS membership:

  • Location – AGS meets at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, which is a truly awesome facility central to most of our membership.
  • Cost – AGS membership ($25 general; $10 student) is the most inexpensive for any geological society in the SE.
  • Active – AGS holds ten lectures a year and is one of the most active geological societies in the SE.  Meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month except July and December.
  • AEG – For one of our lectures, AGS co-sponsors with the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists to annually present the “Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer” while in Atlanta.
  • PDH – AGS is recognized by Alabama, South Carolina, and other professional state boards to provide Professional Development Hours for our lectures, as well as field trips and workshops.
  • PG Study Group – AGS offers nearly monthly Professional Geologist development training classes in preparation for taking  the ASBOG examinations.  The workshops are generally held the last Saturday of each month except December at the  Fernbank Science Center.
  • Free Food – AGS offers free pizza and Coke at all of our  meetings, sandwiches and hors d’oeuvres at the Jahns lecture, and a sit-down BBQ dinner at our June social.
  • 4K Laser Giant Screen – As part of the June social, AGS and Fernbank present a free movie.
  • Networking – AGS meetings include professionals, academics, regulators, and others who all share the same interest in geological sciences.
  • Resume – AGS membership and even involvement in one of our many committees will enhance any resume.
  • Be a speaker – need practice for speaking in front of a group, defense of a thesis? AGS would like to help you prepare for your important talk.

Don’t delay join today!