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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.).
Canon City Geology Club
Canon, CO. USA
Contact: Jim Meacham (President)
Meetings: Second Monday of the month (except July and August); business meeting at 6 p.m., program to follow at 7 p.m.
Location: First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on the northwest corner of 9th and Main St. in Cañon City. A sign on the building reads "Literacy Center". There is parking inside the black wrought iron fence.
Colorado Mineral Society
PO Box 280755
Lakewood, CO 80228-0755 USA
Meetings: lst Friday, 7:30 pm, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, "10th" & Garison.
PO Box 1566
Fairplay, CO 80440 USA
A site for the small scale miner/prospector to conveniently find access to public land, open to prospecting in and around Colorado's mineral belt.
Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society
PO Box 2
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-0002 USA
Meetings: Third Thursday of each month, except August, at 7:30 PM, at The Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave, Colorado Springs
Columbine Gem and Mineral Society (CSMS)
P.O. Box 122
Poncha Springs, Co. 81242
Chaffee County, Colorado USA
Rockhunting, fossil, artifact, lapidary and earth science club.
Meetings are held the second Thursday of every month in the Meeting Room of the Mount Shavano Manor at 525 West 16th (at J street) in Salida, Colorado and start at 6:30 PM. Member: AFMS, RMFMS, & CFGMS
Denver Gem & Mineral Guild
2722 S. Saulsbury St.
Denver, CO 80227 USA
Meetings: 2nd Friday (Sept. - May), 7:30 pm Berthoud Hall, Colorado School of Mines.
Flatirons Mineral Club
PO Box 3331
Boulder, CO 80307-3331 USA
Meetings: 2nd Thursday, 7:30 pm, Crossroads Mall Meeting Room.
Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
PO Box 955
Durango, CO 81302 USA
Meetings: lst & 3rd Monday, 7:30 pm, Brookside Park, 2305 Main Ave.
Friends of Mineralogy
PO Box 150401
Denver, CO 80215-0401 USA
Meetings: 2nd Thursday (Jan.-May, Sept.-Nov.), 7:30 pm. Denver Museum of Natural History.
Ft. Collins Rockhounds
PO Box 1951
Ft. Collins, CO 80522 USA
Meetings: 3rd Monday, 7:30 pm, Knight. of Columbus Hall, 121 N. Meldrum St.
Gates Rock & Mineral Club
PO Box 2370
Englewood, CO 80150 USA
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Gates Rubber Company, 999 S. Broadway, Denver.
Geological Society of America, The
3300 Penrose Pl.
PO Box 9140
Boulder, CO 80301-9140 USA
Grand Junction Gem & Mineral Club, Inc., The
PO Box 953
Grand Junction, CO 81502 USA
Meetings: 2nd & 4th Thursday (June, July, Aug.).
High Plains Rock & Artifact Society
Sterling, CO 80751 USA
Littleton Gem & Mineral Club, Inc.
PO Box 283
Littleton, CO 80160-0283 USA
Meetings: 3rd Friday (September-May), 7:30 pm Littleton Community Center, 1950 W. Littleton Blvd.
Longmont Gem & Mineral Club
PO Box 73
Longmont, CO 80501 USA
Meetings: 3rd Thursday, 7:30 pm, Central Elementary School, Bross St.
Mile High Gem Club
821 Spring Dr.
Boulder, CO 80303 USA
Meetings: 6 times a year, members' homes.
Mile High Rock & Mineral Society
PO Box 81
Westminster, CO 80030 USA
Meetings: Friday, 7:30 pm, Valley Lutheran Church
North Jeffco Gem and Mineral Club, The
Meetings: 2nd Friday, 7:30 pm, Senior Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003 USA
Page contains club, field trip, and show information.
Member: AFMS & RMFMS
Pueblo Rockhounds, Inc.
53 Tanner Parkway
Canon City, CO 81212 USA
Contact: Don & Bev Keith
Meetings: the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 P.M. (except for June, July, and August) Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle, Pueblo, Colorado.
Trail Ridge Rock & Mineral
PO Box 1903
Estes Park, CO 80517 USA
Meetings: 3rd Sunday, 2:00 pm, Senior Citizens Center.
Ute Mountain Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 385
Cotez, CO 81321 USA
Weld Country Rock & Mineral Society, Inc.
PO Box 733
Greeley, CO 80632 USA
Meetings: 1st Thursday, 7:30 pm, Greely Senior Center.
Bridgeport Mineralogical Society
PO Box 686
Fairfield, CT 06430-0686 USA
Meetings: Last Wednesday (Jan.-June, Sept.-Nov.), 7:45 pm, Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Ave., Room 102B.
Bristol Gem & Mineral Club
PO Box 71
Bristol, CT 06011-0071 USA
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Bristol Senior Center.
Connecticut Valley Mineral Club
227 Seantic Rd.
E. Windsor, CT 06088 USA
Meetings: lst Wednesday, 6:00 pm, Springfield Science Museum, Tehran Wing, Springfield, MA.
Danbury Mineralogical Society
PO Box 2642
Danbury, CT 06810-2642 USA
Meetings: 1st Thursday September thru June (none July and Aug), 8:00 pm, Mill Ridge Intermediate School
Mill Ridge Rd.
Federation: Eastern Federation, American Federation, Connecticut Council
Lapidary & Mineral Society of Central Connecticut, Inc.
PO Box 476
Meriden, CT 06450 USA
Meeting: 4th Monday (Sept.-June), 7:30 pm, Maloney High School, Gravel Rd.
New Haven Mineral Club, Inc.
246 Mirror Lane
Guilford, CT 06437 USA
Contact: Janet Van Iderstine
Meetings: 2nd Monday (Oct. thru May), 8:00 pm, Veteran's Memorial Building, Brooksvale Recreation Park, Brooksvale Ave. Hamden.
Federations: E.F.M.L.S., A.F.M.S.
Stamford Mineralogical Society
PO Box 4148
Stamford, CT 06907 USA
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday (except August), 7:45 pm, Stamford Baptist Church, 602 High Ridge Rd.
Thames Valley Rockhounds
PO Box M
Groton, CT 06340 USA
Contact: Louis (Lou) Castagna
Meetings: 1st Monday, 7:00 pm, Bill Library Intersection Rts. 117 and 27 Ledyard.
Federation: EFMLS and AFMS
Eastern Shore Rock, Gem & Mineral Society
1030-5 S. Governors Ave.
Dover, DE 19903 USA
Meetings: 2nd Thursday quarterly, 7:30 pm, Holly Center, Rm. 1, Salisbury, MD.
Delaware Mineralogical Society, Inc.
PO Box 5506
Wilmington, DE 19808-5506 USA
Meetings: 2nd Monday (except July and August),7:30 pm, The Historic Greenbank Mill, 500 Greenbank Road, Wilmington, Delaware.
Federation: Eastern Federation of Mineralogical & Lapidary Societies.
Canaveral Mineral & Gem Society
2526 Watkins Dr.
Melbourne, FL 32901 USA
Meetings: 1st Wednesday, 7:30 pm, Civic Center, Front St.
Central Brevard Rock & Gem Club, Inc.
3985 Seville Ave.
Cocoa, FL 32926 USA
Meetings: 1st Thursday, 7:30 pm, Merritt Island Library, 1195 N. Courtenay Pkwy., Merritt Island.
Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society
6100 S. Orange Ave., Ste 190A
Orlando, FL 32809 USA
Meetings: Every 2nd Monday, 7pm, Pine Castle Woman's Club, 5901 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, Fl 32809
We are a non-profit organization, founded in 1961. The founding members had a passion and dedication in sharing knowledge, enjoyment in rocks, minerals, gemstones, lapidary arts and all things related. That same passion and dedication is still practiced today.
The club offers classes in lapidary, jewelry-making, metal-work, glass sculpture and related crafts. Volunteer instructors and experienced members can assist with just about anything to do with the lapidary arts.
The general public is welcome to attend monthly meetings and tour the workshop facility.
Florida Gold Coast Gem & Mineral Society
13511 SW "16th" Ct.
Davie, FL 33325 USA
Meetings: 3rd Monday, 8:00 pm, Christ Lutheran Church, 1955 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Oakland Park.
Florida Panhandle Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 531
Pensacola, FL 32593 USA
Contact: Gene Shaw (Treasurer)
Meetings: Every 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 pm, First Christians church on Langley ave.
Florida State University Geological Society
FSUGS Carraway Bldg.
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4100 USA
Contact: Christopher Smith
Meetings: 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 11:15 am, Room 106 Carraway Bldg.
Gainesville Gem & Mineral Society
3517 NW "10th" Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32605 USA
Meetings: 3rd Friday, 7:30 pm, Doyle Canne, Building, 1911 SW "34th" St.
Gem & Mineral Club of Deland
PO Box 265
DeLand, FL 32721-0265 USA
Meetings: 2nd Monday, 7:30 pm, Woodland Towers 113 Chipola Ave.
Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.
PO Box 18095
West Palm Beach, FL 33416 USA
Contact: Jeff Ursillo
Meetings: 3rd Thursday (Sept.-May), 7:30 pm, South Florida Science Museum, Dreher Park, 4801 Dreher Trail.
Federations: EFMLS, AFMS, Southeast Federation
Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
PO Box 1885
Panama City, FL 32409 USA
Meetings: lst Wednesday, 7:00 pm, 710 Iowa Ave., Lynn Haven.
Gulf Coast Mineral, Fossil & Gem Club, Inc.
PO Box 1404
Venice, FL 34284 USA
Meetings: 1st Monday, 7:00 pm, Venice Library, 300 Nokomis Ave.
Highlands Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
2115 Van Pelt Rd.
Sebring, FL 33870 USA
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Huntington National Bank, 126 W. Center Ave.
Imperial Bone Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Society
PO Box 2054
Auburndale, FL 33823 USA
Meetings: Meetings: 2nd Thursday, 7:00 pm, Auburndale Women's Club, 243 E. Lake Ave., Auburndale, FL.
Jacksonville Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 7084
Jacksonville, FL 32073 USA
Meetings: lst Thursday, 7:30 pm, Riverside Ave. Christian Church, 2841 Riverside Ave.
Keys Gem & Mineral Society
27322 St. Martin Lane
Summerland Key, FL 33042 USA
Meetings: lst Tuesday, 8:00 pm, Blue Heron Park, Litton Way, Big Pine Key.
Lake City Gem & Mineral Society
Route 2, Box 479
Lake Butler, FL 32054 USA
Meetings: 4th Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Columbia County Library, 409 N.
Manasota Rock & Gem Club, Inc.
PO Box 5872
Sarasota, FL 34277-5872 USA
Meetings: 4th Friday, 7:30 pm, Barnett Bank, 1237 Stickney Pt. Rd., Siesta Key.
Miami Mineral & Gem Society
PO Box 558172
Miami, FL 33155 USA
Meetings: 3rd Monday, 8:00 pm, Simpson Park, 55 SW 17 Rd.
Miami Mineralogical & Lapidary Guild, Inc.
3280 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33129 USA
Meetings: 4th Monday, 8:00 pm, Museum of Science, 3280 S. Miami Ave.
Mid-Florida Gem & Mineral Society
14958 S.W. 35 Cir.
Ocala, FL 34473 USA
Meetings:1st Friday, 7:30 pm, Cherokee Park Clubhouse, 113 St. & Hames Rd., Belleview.
Panama City Gem & Mineral Society
1204 E. "3rd" St.
Panama City, FL 32401 USA
Meetings: 2nd Thursday, 7:30 pm, Junior Museum, 1731 Jenks, Ave.
Pinellas Geological Society
PO Box 6263
Cleawater, FL 34618-6263 USA
Meetings: 4th Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Large Library, 351 E. Bay Dr., Large.
Playground Gem & Mineral Society
17B First St.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 USA
Contact: Neil Bauer
Meetings: 2nd Monday, 7:30 pm, 17B First St.
Federation: Eastern Federation
RockBusters (Fossil, Rock, & Mineral Club)
1606 Wagonwheel Rd.
Wimauma, Florida USA
Contact: Warren L. Kruger
Meetings: 1st Wednsday, 8:00 to 9:00 pm, internet....live times as posted.
Location: various locations will be posted.
Saint Lucie Country Rock & Gem Club
PO Box 354
Fort Pierce, FL 34954 USA
Meetings: 4th Thursday, 7:30 pm, Indian River Community College, Bldg.W Rm. 109.
Southwest Florida Gem, Mineral & Fossil Club
c/o Kelly Johnson
27249 Jolly Roger Lane
Bonita Springs, FL 34135 USA
Contact: Kelly Johnson
Meetings: 4th Tuesday (Sept--May), 7:30 pm, The Garden Club Center, 2646 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, in front of the Lee Memorial Hospital.
Suncoast Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
PO Box 13254
St. Petersburg, FL 33733 USA
Meetings: 3rd Thursday, 7:30 pm, Azalea Adult Ctr., 1600 "72nd" Street N.
Tampa Bay Mineral & Science Club
PO BOX 89146
Tampa, FL 33689 USA
Meetings: Held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM. In June, July and August, we have pot luck dinners instead of meetings. Our clubhouse at 10207 Fisher Ave is open Saturday mornings from 10 AM till 12 Noon and Tuesday evenings from 7 till 9 for classes and projects.
Tomoka Gem & Mineralogical Society
140 Warwick Ave.
Ormond Beach, FL 33174 USA
Meetings: lst Thursday, 7:30 pm, Sica Hall Community Center, 1065 Daytona Ave., Holly Hill.
Treasure Coast Rock & Gem Society
PO Box 531
Vero Beach, FL 32961 USA
Meetings: 2nd Thursday, 7:30 pm, Center for the Arts, 3001 Riverside Park Dr.
Tropical Mineral & Gem Society
PO Box 560893
Miami, FL 33256-0893 USA
Meetings: 2nd Monday, 7:30 pm, Simpsom Park Clubhouse, 55 S.W. "17th" Rd.
Withlacoochee Rockhound Club
4215 Orchid Dr.
Hernando Beach, FL 34607 USA
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 pm, Hernando County Senior Citizens Ctr., Cavehill Rd., Spring Hill.
Federation: SFMS, EFMS
Appalachian Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 980
Young Harris, GA 30582 USA
Meetings: Time varies, William Holland School of Lapidary Art.
Athens Rock & Gem Club
150 Walton Creek Rd.
Athens, GA 30607 USA
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 pm.
Augusta Gem & Mineral Society
2102 Cook Rd.
Augusta, GA 30904 USA
Meetings: 3rd Friday, 8:00 pm, First Union Bank, Civic Rm. Daniel Village, Wrightsboro Rd.
Carroll County Gem and Mineral Society
PO Box 1434
Temple, GA 30179-1434 USA
Contact: Pat Martin (President)
Meetings: 2nd Thursday, 7:30 pm, Neva Lomasson Library Rome St. Carrollton.
Federation: Southeast Federation, AFMS
Clay County Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 262
Young Harris, GA 30582 USA
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 pm.
Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 309
Marietta, GA 30061 USA
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 pm, E. Cobb Government Service Ct., 4400 Lower Roswell Rd.
Cotton Indian Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
PO Box 472
Stockbridge, GA 30281 USA
Meetings: 1st Thursday, 7:30 pm, Cochran Library, Stockton.
Flint River Gem & Mineral Society
199 Martin Dairy Rd.
Milner, GA 30257 USA
Meetings: 7:30 pm.
Georgia Mineral Society, Inc.
7313 New Calhoun Hwy., NE
Adiarsville, GA 30103-4434 USA
Meetings: 3rd Monday, 7:30 pm, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1941 Shoter Ave., Rome.
Georgia Mineral Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 15011
Atlanta, GA 30333-5011 USA
Meetings: 1st Monday (holidays 3rd Monday), 7:30 pm, Chamblee Library, 4115 Clairmont Rd., Chamblee. GA
Member: AFMS & SFMS
Glerc Lapidary Club
86 Walker St.
Marietta, GA 30063 USA
Meeting.: 4th Tuesday, 7:30 pm, GLERC, 800 Walker St.
Golden Isles Gem & Mineral Club
2402 Norwich St.
Brunswick, GA 31520 USA
Meeting.: Last Monday, 7:30 pm, 2402 Norwich St.
Lanier Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
3527 Casper Dr., 65-C
Gainesville, GA 30506 USA
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Blackshear Public Library, 2927 Atlanta Hwy.
Mid-Georgia Gem and Mineral Society
c/o Howard Binkley
Rt. 1, Box 281B
Butler, GA 30116 USA
Club E-Mail: email@example.com
Contact: James Mc Glynn
Meetings: 1st Monday, 7:30 pm, Museum of Arts and Science, Forsyth Rd., Macon, GA.
Federation: Eastern Federation
Northeast Georgia Mineral Society
PO Box 185
Cornelia, GA 30531-0185 USA
Meetings: 1st Thursday, 7:30 pm, Cornelia Library.
Savannah Lapidary Club
P. O. Box 1735
Richmond Hill, GA 31324 USA
Contact: Cheryl Sanders
Meetings: 2nd Thursday at 6:30 pm, Hoskins Research Building at Memorial Medical Center.
Statesboro Gem & Lapidary Club
PO Box 282
Statesboro, GA 30459 USA
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 pm.
World Wide Association of Treasure Seekers (WWATS)
c/o Robert (Bugler) Sloan
2340 S.Pucketts Mill RD
Dacula, GA 30019
Contact: Bob Sloan
The World Wide Association of Treasure Seekers is an non-profit organization that was conceived and organized to help friends and associates in the field of treasure hunting, gold mining and metal detecting.
WWATS will become a leader in the fields of treasure seeking by providing the needed information and services with networking to thoughs that want more than a club. Welcome to WWATS and become part of this new network.
As of April 13th, 2003 membership is over 1,000 and growing day by day.
Eureka Rock & Gem Club
PO Box 656
Mountain Home, ID 83647 USA
Meetings: 1st Tuesday at 7:00 pm PM at the Senior Citizen Center, 1000 3rd E.
Gold Hill Diggers & Mineral Club
Rt 1 Box 1K
Potlatch, ID 83855-9801 USA
Meetings: 2nd Sunday, 1:00 pm, Members Home.
Hells Canyon Gem & Mineral Club
PO Box 365
Lewiston, ID 83501 USA
Contact: Rick Westerholm (President)
Meetings: 2nd Friday, 7:30 pm, Room MLH 110, Meriwether Hall Lewis Clark Campus.
Federation: Northwest Federation
Idaho Falls Gem & Mineral Society
766 Reed Ave.
Idaho Falls, ID 83402-2504 USA
Meetings: 2nd Monday, 7:30 pm, Idaho Falls Public Library.
Idaho Gem Club
PO Box 7521
Boise, ID 83707 USA
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Church of the Brethern, 2823 N. Cole Rd.
Intermountain Faceters Guild
PO Box 696
Burley, ID 83318 USA
Meetings: 1st Saturday (Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., Nov.), 12:00 pm.
Magic Valley Gem Club
PO Box 725
Twin Falls, ID 83303-0725 USA
Meetings: 3rd Thursday, 8:00 pm, 235 "3rd" Ave. IOOF Hall.
North Idaho Mineral Club
PO Box 1643
Hayden, ID. 83835 USA
Contact: Bev Bockman
Ph: 1-208 773 5384
Meeting every 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm
Post Falls Senior Center, 1215 E. 3rd St. Pos Falls, ID in the Dougall Room
Northside Gem & Hobby Club
351 "5th" Ave. E
Twin Falls, ID 83301-6526 USA
Meetings: 4th Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Wendell City Hall (Sept.-May), Wendell City Park (June - Aug.).
Owyhee Gem & Mineral Club
PO Box 1053
Caldwell, ID 83606 USA
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday 7:30 pm, Bonne Science Bldg., Albertsons College of Idaho.
Shoshone County Amateur Mineral Pickers Society
PO Box 1029
Osburn, ID 83849-1029 USA
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 7:00/7:30 pm, Members homes.
Southeast Idaho Gem & Mineral
468 Grant St.
Blackfoot, ID 83221 USA
Southeast Idaho Gem & Mineral Society
3089 W. Neeley Loop
American Falls, ID USA
Meetings: 7:30 pm, Idaho Museum.