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Visit our on-line presentation of the "Modern Gold Dredge" by Bruce Harris. This includes a great Gold Mining Dictionary.
This section is provided for clubs and organizations related to gold mining in the United States. Rockhound: lapidary, mineralogy, micromineralogy, geology, gem, faceters, and earth science.
Link index below uses US Postal standard abbreviations (California > CA, Idaho > ID, etc.).
Rock Collecting is fun!
There are many rock and mineral organizations and clubs throughout the world and many have special events and programs for junior rock hounds. There is also an abundance of information online. Begin by using the following resource links to learn more about rock hound tips and ideas. Learn the types of rocks that are in your area and then get out and explore. You may just discover a lifetime love for rock collecting and geology.
Link provided by Karina a member of the Girl Scouts doing a project on rock collecting and rare stones/minerals.
Rock Hound & Earth Science Resources
Geology Exploration & Mining
101 of the best sites on mining and geology
includes sites mining exploration organizations, mineral associations & alliances, state mining associations, research & academia, investment, business & other mining news
Club Directories / US
Bob's Rock Shop: U.S.A. Club List
This online list of over 900 U.S. Gem, Mineral, Lapidary, Fossil, and just about anything to do with rocks clubs, guilds, associations, and societies is compiled and maintained by rockhound Karen Williams using many resources. Please use the form on this web page to have your club added to this list or to update your club's listed information. People can come to this web page anytime and update their club info.
Lapidary Journal: Directory of Gem & Mineral Clubs
This directory of gem, mineral, and fossil clubs is arranged by location to help readers find the clubs nearest them. Clubs located in the United States appear first under state and then city; those abroad appear under country, province or state, and city as applicable. Available addresses (zip codes appear in parentheses) and phone and fax numbers are given for all clubs, as well as president names and meeting times and places. Many of these organizations offer instruction in the gem and jewelry arts.
Mama's Minerals: US & International Club List
From mother earth to you! Following her passion, Laura Randolph, owner and president of Mama's Minerals, started selling crystal gemstones and geodes at arts & crafts fairs around the Southwest in 1985.
The Tteasure Chronicle
Treasure hunting, metal detecting and prospecting club listing by State.
The hobby of treasure hunting has many aspects to it, more than can be covered on any one website. This site was created for an insight into a single treasure hunters adventures. Read about some of the treasure I have found in the Treasure Log or for an in depth look into this great hobby follow some of the links on the Treasure Links page.
American Federation of Mineralogical Societies
-Eastern Federation Web Page
-Midwest Federation Web Page
-Northwest Federation Web Page
-Rocky Mountain Federation Web Page
-California Federation Web Page
-South Central Federation Web Page
-Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Society
-Mineralogical Association of Canada
Clubs & Organizations/US
Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society, Inc.
1868 Patton Chapel Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35226-3177 USA
Meetings: 2nd Friday 6:30 pm, Hoover Library.
Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society
1930 B Tree Top Ln.
Vestiva Hills, AL USA
Meetings: 2nd Friday 6:30 pm, Vestiva Hills Library.
Desoto Gem & Mineral Club
2100 Gault Ave. S
Fort Payne, AL 35967 USA
Meetings: 2nd Monday, 7:00 pm, DeKalb County Public Library, 504 Grand Ave.
Dothan Gem & Mineral Club, Inc.
920 Yorktown Rd.
Dothan, AL 36301-4372 USA
Meetings: 4th Sunday, 2:00 pm,111 North St. Andrews St.
East Alabama Gem & Mineral Society
2401 Rockledge St.
Opelika, AL 36801 USA
Meetings: 4th Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Opelika Community Recreation Center.
Huntsville Gem & Mineral Society
8147 Old Rd., 6
Huntsville, AL 35802 USA
Meetings: 1st Monday, 6:30 pm, Senior Center, 2200 Drake Ave.
Montgomery Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 3273
Montgomery, AL 36109 USA
Meetings: 2nd Thursday, 7:00 pm, Myriel Crump Community Center.
Southern Lapidary Guild
2911 Pretty Branch Dr.
Mobile, AL 36618 USA
Meetings: 4th Thursday, 7:00 pm, I-10 Good Sam Kamp Ground, Theodore.
Alaska Lapidary Society
PO Box 0863
Anchorage, AK 99511 USA
Meetings: 1st Friday, Members homes.
Chugach Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 92027
Anchorage, Alaska 99509-2027 USA
Meetings: 2nd and 4th Thursday, First United Methodist Church, "9th" Ave. Between "G" & "H" Streets.
Mat-Su Rock & Mineral Club
PO Box 2534 Palmer
Matanuska Valley, AK 99645 USA
Contact: Jack Taylor
Meetings: 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Palmer Senior Ctr., 831 S. Chugach St.
Ajo Gem & Mineral Society
Ajo, AZ USA
Meetings: 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 7:00 pm.
Arizona City Gem & Mineral Society
Arizona City, AZ USA
Meetings: 4th Thursday, 7:30 pm, Community Center.
Bisbee Mineral Club
Bisbee, AZ USA
Meetings: 2nd Monday, Bisbee Convention Center.
Country Roads Gem and Mineral Club
c/o Lapidary/Silversmithing Shop
5707 E. Hwy 80
Yuma, AZ 85365 USA
Contact: Jack Vandelaar
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday (Nov.through April), 7:00 pm, Lapidary/Silversmithing Shop.
Flagstaff Gem & Mineral Society
Flagstaff, AZ USA
Meetings: lst Thursday, 7:00 pm, Ft. Tuthill, Gem & Mineral Bldg.,Coconino County Fair Grounds.
Gila County Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
413 Live Oak
Miami, AZ USA
Meetings: 1st Friday, 7:00 pm
Huacifuca Mineral & Gem Club, Inc.
Sierra Vista, AZ USA
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday, 7:00 pm, Oscar Yrun Community Center, 2400 Tacoma.
Lake Havasu Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 990
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405 USA
Contact: Leonard Milne (President)
Meetings: 2nd Friday, 7:00 pm, Room 600, Mohave Community College.
Federation: A.F.M.S. and R.M.F.M.S.
Maricopa Lapidary Society
PO Box 36683
Phoenix, AZ 85067 USA
Mingus Gem & Mineral Club
PO Box 1284
Cottonwood, AZ 86326 USA
Contact: Leo Zuercher (Club President)
Meetings: 1st Thursday (except July and August), 6:00 pm, Moose Lodge #1449, 1051 S. Broadway St. Cottonwood, AZ 86326.
Mohave County Gemstoners
P.O. Box 3992
Kingman, AZ 86402
Meetings: Second Tuesday of every month @6:30 pm Kathryn Heidenreich Senior Center, 1776 Airway Avenue, Kingman AZ
North Penn Rock & Mineral Club
444 North Sterling Rd.
Elkins Park, AZ USA
Meetings: 3rd Tues. 7:30 pm, Pennbrook Middle School.
Oak Creek Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
Sedona, AZ USA
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Oak Creek Library in West Sedona.
Old Pueblo Lapidary Club
3118 North Dale Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85712 USA
Contact: Gary Howell
1-520-742-0715 or 1-520-323-9154 (Club House)
Meetings: All Thursdays (Business Meeting on 2nd Thursday), 7:30 pm, held on premise.
Federations: AFMS, RMFMS
Payson Rimstones Rock Club
PO Box 1641
Payson, AZ 85547 USA
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday 2:00 pm, Payson Library.
Quartzsite Roadrunners Gem
Quartzsite, AZ USA
Meetings: Thursdays, 2:00 pm, QIA Building.
Silvery Colorado River Rock Club, Inc.
PO Box 22648
Bullhead City, AZ 86439 USA
Meetings: Meets first thursday of each Month (Oct trough June) at at 6:00pm. @ the Shriners Club, 2580 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ.
Sunsites Gem And Mineral Club
PO Box 87
Pearce, AZ 85625 USA
Meetings: 2nd Monday, 7:30 pm, Arts & Crafts Bldg.
Tucson Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
3727 E. Blacklidge, Adobe Bridge Club
Tucson, AZ USA
Contact: Gail Barton
Meetings: lst Monday, 7:30 pm.
Federation: AFMS, RMFMS
White Mountain Gem & Mineral Club
PO Box 2947
Show Low, AZ 85901 USA
Wickenburg Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
Wickenburg, AZ USA
Meetings: 2nd Friday (except July, Aug. and Sept.), 6:30 pm, at the Community Center.
Central Arkansas Gem, Mineral and Geology Society
Meetings: 4th Tuesday of the month ( January-November .) at 6:30 P.M.(meetings end about 8:00 pm), Terry Library 2015 Napa Valley Drive (off N. Rodney Parham Rd.) Little Rock, AR 72212. Meeting room and parking are located in the rear of the building.
Member: Midwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies and the
American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.
Northwest Arkansas Gem & Mineral Society
Siloam Springs, AR USA
Meetings: 4th Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Clubhouse 2 miles north of Siloam Spring on Hwy 43.
Ozark Earth Science Gem, Mineral & Fossil Club
Mountain Home, AR USA
Contact: Brenda Johnson (Liaison Officer)
Meetings: Every 2nd Tuesday in the Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring St. (in Cooper Park), Mountain Home, AR
Spring River Gem & Mineral Club
Cherokee Village, AR USA
Meetings: 1st Thursday of the monh (except Jan. & Feb.) at 10:00 am, Omaha Center, Cherokee Village.
Texarkana Gem & Mineral Club
Texarkana, AR USA
Meetings: lst Tuesday, 7:30 pm, YWCA, 3410 Magnolia St.
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