About Robert Drummond, founder of Mountain Lily Gems
B.S. Michigan State University; 1970
Ph.D. (Biochemistry) Penn State University: 1976
Postdoctoral and biomedical research 1976-1997 at The Rockefeller Univ., Bio-Rad Laboratories, Cetus Corp. and Chiron Corp.
Founded Mountain Lily Gems: 1997
Member of the Castro Valley Mineral and Gem Society 1990-2002
V.P. of the CVG&M Society 1993-1996
CVG&M Society faceting instructor 1992
CVG&M Society show chairman 1998
Member of the Southern Appalachian Mineral Society 2003-2004
Recipient of multiple gold medals for faceting; Competitions sponsored by the Northern California Faceter's Guild and Gem and Mineral Society of Castro Valley (See medal winning stones)
Received the Graduate Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America in 1998.
If you would like to meet me or other members of the Southern Appalachian Mineral Society, attend one of our monthly meetings (the first Monday of each month). Join the club and participate in one of our many club-sponsored field trips. It's great fun with a group of very nice people.