Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Fossil, Rock, Gem and Mineral Clubs and Societies in the Greater Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area

MARYLAND

American Fossil Federation
http://americanfossilfederation.org/
Meetings: 2nd Sun., bi-monthly; various places
Contact: George Powell, (703)893-7856

Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore
http://www.gemcuttersguild.com/
Meetings: 1st Tues., 7:30 pm (except in January, July and August), Meadow Mill at Woodberry, 3600 Clipper Mill Rd., Ste 116, Baltimore
Contact: http://www.gemcuttersguild.com/contact.shtml

Baltimore Mineral Society
http://www.baltimoremineralsociety.org/
Visitors are always welcome. The club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:15 pm at the Cockeysville Public Library. Other meeting locations, times, and directions are also announced ahead of time in the club newsletter and on the web site.
Contact: Mike Seeds: mseeds(-a-)fandm.edu  [substitute @ for (-a-)]

Gem, Lapidary and Mineral Society of Montgomery County
http://www.glmsmc.com/
Meetings: 2nd Mon. (Sept-June), 7:30 pm; Rockville Senior Center,
1150 Carnation Drive, Rockville, MD  20850
Contact: Wendell C. Mohr (301)926-7190; wmohr@erols.com
Calvert Marine Museum Fossil Club
http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/cmmfc/
Meetings: at Calvert Marine Museum, as announced
Contact: Calvert Marine Museum (410)326-2042
CMMFossilclub@hotmail.com
Maryland Geological Society
http://www.ecphora.net/mgs/
Meetings: 3rd Sun. at 11am to 3pm, bi-monthly, Bowie Community Center, Bowie, MD
Contacts: http://www.ecphora.net/mgs/contact_us.html
Chesapeake Gem and Mineral Society
http://www.chesapeakegemandmineral.org/
Meetings: 2nd Fri. except Aug., 7:30 pm, Westchester Community Center
2414 Westchester Ave., Oella, MD 21043
Patuxent Lapidary Guild
http://www.patuxentlapidary.org/
Patuxent Lapidary Guild is a wonderful club for people that want to learn about making jewelry, learning about rocks, gems, stones, metal and everything in between.
Contact: patuxentinfo@gmail.com
Southern Maryland Rock and Mineral Club
http://www.smrmc.org/
Meetings: 4th Tues., 7:00 pm, Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Road, Clinton, MD. (301) 297-4575.  Guests are always welcome.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Gem, Lapidary and Mineral Soc. of Washington, D.C.
http://www.glmsdc.com/
Meetings: 3rd Friday, 7 pm, Chevy Chase Community Center, Connecticut Ave NW & McKinley St, Washington,DC.  See web site for contact information

Mineralogical Society of the District of Columbia;
http://www.mineralogicalsocietyofdc.org/
Meetings: 1st Wednesdays (except July and August), 8 pm, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History;10th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC (free street parking; Archives Metro station).  Contact: Andy Thompson, thompson01@erols.com (301-270-6790)

NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Gem and Mineral Hunters
Meetings: 3rd Tues., 7:30, 1 County Complex Court, Prince William, VA 22192 in the Occoquan Conference Room.  Please see web site fore details.
Contacts: http://www.gmhonline.org/gmh_officers.html
http://www.gmhonline.org/
Northern Virginia Mineral Club
Meetings: 4th Mon, except May, Dec., 7:45 pm; Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, VA
Micromineralogists of the National Capital Area
Meetings: 4th Wed., 7:00 pm, Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington, VA 22204
Contact: Ed Fisher (703)830-9733; novaya@erols.com
DELAWARE

Delaware Mineralogical Society
http://www.gmhonline.org/
Meetings: second Monday of every month (except July or August) at 7:30 PM at the historic Greenbank Mill, Newark, DE
Contacts: http://www.delminsociety.net/board_officers.htm

SOME WEB SITES CONTAINING SIMILAR LISTS:
Clubs of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies in Maryland and Surrounding States
(http://www.amfed.org/efmls/clubs.htm)
United States Club List
(http://www.rockhounds.com/rockshop/clublist.html)
Rock, Mineral, and Fossil Clubs in the Washington DC Area
(http://mc-computing.com/other/DCMineralClubs.html)
 

This information was compiled by the Maryland Geological Survey from a variety of sources. Most of these organizations hold elections of officers on a calendar year basis.

Please send any additions, changes, or corrections to:

Maryland Geological Survey
2300 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218-5210
Phone: 410-554-5500
Fax: 410-554-5502
E-mail: tbird@mgs.md.gov


A printable version of FactSheet 14 is available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Prepared by Jim Reger
Compiled by the Maryland Geological Survey, 2300 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
This electronic version of "FactSheet No.14" was prepared by R.D. Conkwright, Division of Coastal and Environmental Geology, Maryland Geological Survey. Please send comments on this page to Dale Shelton (dshelton@mgs.md.gov)