Purpose of the Augusta Gem
To encourage interest in rocks, minerals and related subjects of the lapidary craft;
To sponsor educational programs within the membership in order to increase the knowledge of its members in the properties of identification and evaluation of rocks and minerals and related subjects;
To cooperate with other mineralogical and geological clubs and activities;
To arrange and conduct field trips to facilitate the collection of specimens and minerals;
To provide an opportunity for the exchange and exhibition of specimens and minerals.