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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.).
Bead Society of Greater Chicago, The
P.O. Box #8103
Wilmette, IL 60091-8103 USA
Meetings: 2nd Thursday (except July & Aug.), 7:00 pm, Salvation Army Community Center, 8354 W. Faster.
Belleville Gem & Mineral Society
Belleville, IL USA
Meetings: 1st Monday, 7:00 pm, PSOP Belleville Area College.
Blackhawk Gem & Mineral Club
P.O. Box #6014
Rock Island, IL 61204 USA
Meetings: 2nd Thursday, 7:30 pm, Hauberg Civic Center, 1300 "24th" St.
Blackhawk Rock Club
6150 S. Meridian
Rockford, IL 61102 USA
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday (except June, July, August), 1:00 pm.
Central Illinois Gem & Mineral Society
3521 N. Taylor
Decatur, IL 62526 USA
Meetings: lst Sunday (September-April), 2:00 pm, 1st Congregational Church, 3465 N. MacArthur.
Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society
7111 W. Summerdale
Chicago, IL 60656 USA
Contact: Fran Gutkowski (Publisher / Editor)
Meetings: 2nd Saturday (no meetings July and Aug), 7:30 pm, Salvation Army, Irving Park Corps., 4056 N Pulaski Ave.
Federation: American Federation and Midwest Federation
Des Plaines Valley Geological Society
P.O. Box #91
Des Plaines, IL 60016-0091
Contact: Jim Young
Meetings: 3rd Thursday (Sept - June), 8:00 pm, 8300 N. Greenwood Ave., Niles.
Elgin Rock & Mineral Society
700 Ford Ave.
Elgin, IL 60120 USA
Meetings: 3rd Friday (September-June), 7:30 pm, Church of the Brethren, 783 W. Highland.
ESCONI (Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois)
P.O. Box #321
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 USA
Meetings: Sept thru June:
General Meetings 2nd Fri, Mineral/Micro 2nd Sat, Lapidary 3rd Fri, Paleo 3rd Sat, Board 4th Fri,Juniors & Archeology per special arranged times.
Meeting Times: General Meeting 8:00 pm, all others 7:30 pm.
Locations: Normal meeting room College of DuPage Bldg K, Room #161, Glen Ellyn-Lombard.
Lapidary meetings, COD Arts Center, Room #162, Glen Ellyn-Lombard
Ewards River Earth Science Club
612 S.E. 3rd St.
Aledo, IL 61231-2004 USA
Contact: Lyle E. Kugler
Meetings: 2nd Saturday (except June, July, August), 7:00 pm, Stockdale Center, Monmouth College, Monmouth.
Fulton County Rockhounds
Farmington, IL 61531 USA
Meetings: 1st Wednesday (Except April), 7:00 pm, Wallace Park Recreation Bldg., Canton.
Gem City Rock Club
#6 Deer Ridge
Quincy, IL 62301 USA
Meetings: 3rd Monday, 7:30 pm, Good Samaritan Home, Town Hall.
Greater Oak Lawn Diggers
4141 W. "99th" St.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453 USA
Meetings: 1st Friday (September-June), 7:30 pm, Oakview Center, 4625 W. "110th" St.
Illinois Lithophilics, Ltd.
Des Plaines, IL 60018 USA
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday (except June, July, August), Community Room, Oehler Funeral Home, Lee & Perry Streets.
Ken Rock Gem & Mineral Society
7064 Harlem Rd.
Rockford, IL 61111 USA
Meetings: 1st Monday (March-June & September-December), KenRock Community Center.
Lake Country Gem & Mineral Society
519 Center St.
Waukegan, IL 60085 USA
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday (except July, August, December), 7:00 pm, Waukegan Public Library.
Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society
107 Deer Creek Rd.
Rochester, IL 62563 USA
Meetings: 3rd Monday, 7:00 pm, Illinois State Museum Collection Center, Springfield.
Midwest Historical Research Society
4638 N. Francisco
Chicago, IL 60625 USA
Meetings: 4th Sunday (except December), 11:30 am, Brickyard Mall Community Rm., Lower Level, Diversey & Netragansett.
Northwest Illinois Rock Club
c/o Debb Aebly
66 W. Greenfield
Freeport, IL 61032 USA
Contact: Elizabeth Commean
Meetings: 3rd Thursday, 7:00 pm, 314 S. Stephenson St., Freeport Public Library.
Peoria Academy of Science & Geology Section
Chillicothe, IL 61523 USA
Meetings: 4th Tuesday (except September, December), 7:00 pm, Lakeview Museum of Arts & Science, Peoria.
Rock River Valley Gem & Mineral Society
6 Johns Wood Dr.
Rockford, IL 61103 USA
Meetings: 2nd Monday (February-May, September-December), 1:00 pm.
Sauk Valley Rock & Mineral Club
c/o President Deb Munson
890 White Oak Dr.
Dixon, IL 61021 USA
Club E-Mail: unavailable
Contact: Betty Marrandino
Meetings: 3rd Monday (Sept.- May), 7:00 pm, Loveland Community Building, 513 W. "2nd" St., Dixon.
Federation: AFMS, Midwest FMS
Siloam Springs Earth Science Club
RR #1, Box #63
Huntsville, IL 62344 USA
Meetings: 2nd Monday (February-May, September-December), 7:30 pm, Mt. Sterling Public Library, Heritage Room, Mt. Sterling.
Federation: AFMS and Midwest FMS
Southern Illinois Earth Science Club, Inc.
c/o Joe Claxton
1001 Wilshire Dr.
Mt.Vernon, IL 62864 USA
Contact: Steve Workman
Meetings: 2nd Thursday, 7:00/7:30 pm, Benton Community Building, 226 N.Main St., Benton.
Federations: Midwest and American Federations Of Mineralogical Societies
South Suburban Earth Science Club
P.O Box # 235
Park Forest, IL 60466 USA
Meeting.: The first Thursday of the month, except for June and July, at the Park Forest Library, Park Forest, IL at 7:00 p.m.
West Central Illinois Rock & Mineral Club
25235 N. Illinois 97
Cuba, IL 61427 USA
Meetings,: 1st Monday (September-,July), 7:00 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 123 S. Campbell, Macomb.
West Suburban Lapidary Club
Lombard, IL 60148 USA
Meetings: 4th Friday (September-May), 8:00 pm, The Abbey, 407 W. St. Charles Rd., Elmhurst.
Worthen Earth Searchers
1765 E. Cty Rd. 900
Carthage, IL 61321 USA
Meetings: Member's Homes
500 Earth Sciences Club
3805 Shelbourne Ct.
Carmel, IN 46032 USA
Meetings: 2nd Sunday (except May, Sept., Dec.), 2:00 pm, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis.
Calumet Gem & Mineral Society
P.O. Box #1672
Highland, IN 46322 USA
Meetings: 2nd Friday (September-May), 7:30 pm, Presbyterian Church, 8727 Delaware.
Duneland Rock Club
Merrillville, IN 46410 USA
Meetings: 1st Thursday (Sept.-June), 7:30 pm, 1st Presbyterian Church of Merrillville.
Eastern Indiana Gem & Geological Society
1555 Capri Lane
Richmond, IN 47374 USA
Meetings: 1st Thursday, 7:00 pm, Earlham College, Dennis Hall.
Evansville Lapidary Society
1304 N. Willow Rod
Evansville, IN 47711 USA
Meetings: 3rd Monday (February-May, September-November), 7:00 pm, 1304 N. Willow Rd.
Lawrence County Rock Club
2212 M St., Bldg. #3 Apt. #E
Bedford, IN 47421 USA
Meetings: 1st Saturday (Sept.-June), Thornton Memorial Boys Club.
Michiana Gem & Mineral Society
Mishawka, IN 46545 USA
Meetings: 4th Sunday (September-May), 2:00 pm, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 805 S. "29th" St. S. Bend. / New Carlisle.
Muncie Rock & Gem Club
4305 W. University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47304 USA
Meetings: 1st Thursday (Sept.-June), 7:30 pm, Hazelwood Ctr.
Three Rivers Gem & Mineral Society
4430 Trier Rd.
Ft. Wayne, IN 46815 USA
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday (except July), 7:00 pm, Shawnee Public Library.
Wabash Valley Gem & Mineral Society
2319 Sycamore Lane
W. Lafyette, IN 47906 USA
Meetings: 3rd Thursday (Sept.,June), 7:30 pm, Morton Ctr., 222 N. Chauncey.
Ames Rock & Mineral Club
Ames, Iowa USA
Meetings: 2nd Friday (Sept.-May), 7:30 pm, Iowa State University, Rm. #177, Science I Bldg.
Blackhawk Gem & Mineral Society
703 W. 21st St.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613 USA
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday (Sept.-June), 7:00 pm, Hearst Center of the Arts.
Cedar Valley Rocks & Minerals Society
4800 Sunset Dr.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday, Aegon Bldg., "42nd" St. & Edgewood Rd. NE.
Central Iowa Mineral Society
907 Norwood Dr.
Norwalk, IA 50111 USA
Meetings: 1st Friday (Sept.-June), 7:30 pm, Drake University, Harvey Ingham Hall.
Chicauqua Rockhound Society
P.O. Box #134
New London, IA 52645 USA
Meetings: 3rd Monday (except June, Aug., July & Dec.), 7:00 pm, 300 W. Monroe, Mt. Pleasant
Iowa Community Room.
Dallas County Rock Club
7304 Wilshire Blvd.
Des Moines, IA 50322 USA
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday, 7:30 pm, Brenton Bank, Adel, IA.
Des Moines Lapidary Society
2608 24th St.
Des Moines, IA 50310 USA
Meetings: 1st Saturday (Sept,-June), 7:30 pm, 2608 "24th" St.
Des Moines Valley Rocks & Relics Club
1511 "265th" Ave.
West Point, IA 52656 USA
Meetings: Held in Farmington
Geode Rock & Mineral Society
405 W. Main
New London, IA 52645 USA
Nishna Valley Rock Club
1101 Hill St.
Harlan, IA 51537 USA
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday, 6:30 pm (except winter), Atlantic.
N.W. Iowa Rocks & Fossils
311 Sweet Ave. / P.O. Box #56
Linn Grove, IA 51033-0056 USA
Meetings: 2nd Friday (Oct.-May), Members' Homes.
River Valley Rockhound Club
3521 "10th" Ave. North
Ft. Dodge, IA 50501 USA
Meetings: 4th Thursday (Sept.-May), 7:00 pm, Iowa Central Community College.
Rock Club of Cedar Rapids
2237 Meadowbrook Dr. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 USA
Sac and Fox Lapidary Club, The
1007 E. Jefferson Ave.
Fairfield, IA 52556 USA
Contact: Bob Harward
Meetings: 3rd Thursday (except December), 7:00 pm, First Baptist Church, 205 W. Broadway.
Siouxland Gem & Mineral Society
1825 Elkhart Ave.
Sioux City, IA 51102 USA
Meetings: 1st Wednesday (except Aug. picnic & Dec. party), 7:30 pm, Jones Science Hall, Morningside. College.
Storm Lake Area Rockhounds
6416 "120th" Ave.
Storm Lake, IA 50588 USA
Chanute Gem & Mineral Society
1016 West "1st"
Chanute, KS 66720 USA
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 pm, North Malcolm Community Center.
Golden Belt Gem & Mineral Society
231 E. "12th"
Hays, KS 67601 USA
Meetings: lst Sunday, 2:30 pm, Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas, Great Bend.
Hiawatha Gem & Mineral Club
501 Elmira St.
Highland, KS 66035 USA
Meetings: 1st Thursday, 7:00 pm, Highland Community College, Math/Science Building.
Hutchinson Gem & Mineral Society
P.O. Box #252
Hutchinson, KS 67504-0252 USA
Meetings: 3rd Sunday (Sept.-May), 2:00 pm, Hutchinson City Library.
Lawrence Gem & Mineral Club
P.O. Box #113
Lawrence, KS 66044-0133 USA
Meetings: 3rd Friday (Except July & August), 7:30 pm, First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold Dr.
Manhattan Mineral, Gem & Fossil Club
1321 North "9th" St.
Manhattan, KS 66502-5143 USA
Meetings: 2nd Thursday, 7:30 pm, UFM, 1221 Thurston, Manhattan.
McPherson Gem & Mineral Club
441 North Charles
McPherson, KS 67460 USA
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 pm, 112 E. Euclid, McPherson Senior Center.
Shawnee Mission Gem & Mineral Society
P.O. Box #98
Shawnee Mission, KS 66201 USA
Meetings: 1st Thursday (Except July & August), 0verland Park Community Center.
Topeka Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
1934 SW 30th St.
Topeka, KS 66611-1917 USA
Contact: M. Mowry
Meetings: 4th Friday (Except Dec.), 7:30 pm, Stoffer Science Hall Washburn University, Topeka.
Federation: RMFMS & AFMS
Wichita Gem and Mineral Society Inc.
PO Box 1464
Wichita KS 67201-1464 USA
Meetings: 4th Sunday, 2:00 pm, Room 101 Geology Bldg, Wichita State University
Federation: Rocky Mountain
Blue Grass Gem & Mineral Club of Central Kentucky, Inc.
1286 Oaklawn Park
Lexington, KY 40502 USA
Meetings: 3rd Sunday, 2:00 pm, Lexington Senior Citizens Center.
Kyana Geological Society
7405 Hwy. 22 W.
Crestwood, KY 40014 USA
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Book One, Cheoweth Lane Branch.
Lexington ROCK Club
Rockhounds Of Central Kentucky
4101 Tates Creek Centre Dr
Lexington KY 40517 USA
Meetings: 3rd Thursday, 7:00 pm, Meadowthorpe Community Center, 333 Larch Lane, Lexington KY.
c/o Robert Robinson
125 Steedland Ct.
Louisville,KY 40229 USA
Contact: Robert Robinson
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 to 9:30, Community Rm. of PNC Bank, Brownsboro Rd. at Lime Kiln Lane.
Owensboro Mineral & Fossil Club
929 Walnut Park Dr.
Owensboro, KY 42301-3687 USA
Meetings: 1st Monday (Except Sept. & July), Owensboro Museum of Science & History.
Ark-La-Tex Gem & Mineral Society
P.O. Box 6633
Bossier City, LA 71111 USA
Meetings: Held on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm at the Bossier Parish Historical Center 2206 Beckett St.
Baton Rouge Gem & Mineral Society
345 Highland Park Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 USA
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday, 7:00 pm, Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd.
De Ridder Gem & Mineral Society
P.O. Box #7525 / Hawkes Rd.
Leesville, LA 71446 USA
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Vernon Parish Library.
Gem & Mineral Society of Louisiana, Inc.
P.O. Box #2233
Harvey, LA 70059 USA
Meetings: 2nd Monday (except Feb. & July), 7:30 pm, University of New Orleans Geology Bldg.
Gem, Mineral & Lapidary Society of Central Louisiana, Inc.
217 Iris Lane
Pineville, LA 71360 USA
Meetings: 3rd Thursday, 7:00 pm, Bolton Ave. Community Center, Alexandria.
New Orleans Society for the Study of Earth & Lapidary Sciences, Inc.
1500 Michigan Ave.
Kenner, LA 70062 USA
Meetings: 1st Thursday, 8:00 pm, 4461 Lafaye St., New Orleans.
Northeast Louisiana Gem & Mineral Society
P.O. Box #8464
Monroe, LA 71211 USA
Meetings: 4th Thursday (Sept.-May), 7:00 pm, Northeast Louisiana University, Hanna Hall, 700 University Ave.
Kennebec Rocks & Minerals Club
37 May St.
Waterville, ME 04901 USA
Meetings: 3rd Friday, 7:00 pm, Kennebec Savings Bank, Winthrop.
Lincoln County Gem & Mineral Society
43 Garrsion St.
Brunswick, ME 04011 USA
Meetings: 2nd Saturday, 7:00 pm, Booklead Cooks Corner Shopping Ct.
Maine Mineralogical and Geological Society
PO Box 313
Tenants Harbor, ME 04860 USA
Contact: Paul Hannemann (President)
Meetings: Last Saturday of each month at 7:00 P.M. Payson Smith Hall, Room 1; USM Portland Campus.
Federations: Maine Federation and Eastern Federation
Oxford County Mineral & Gem Association, Inc.
HCR 64, Box #10
Newry, ME 04261 USA
Meetings: 1st Friday, 7:00 pm, Norman Davis Home.
Water-Oak Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
P.O. Box #565
Waterville, ME 04903-0565 USA
Meetings: 1st Saturday, 7:00 pm, Mt. Merici School, Chase Ave.
Anne Arundel Gem & Mineral Society
P.O. Box #132
Arnold, MD 21012-0132 USA
Meetings: 1st Monday (Sept.June), 7:30 pm, Severna Park Library.
Baltimore Mineral Society, Inc.
5 Sonora Dr.
Pasadena, MD 21122 USA
Meetings: 3rd Friday, 7:30 pm, Maryland Academy of Science, Board Room,601 Light St., Baltimore.
Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
2902 Fifth Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21234-3012 USA
Meetings: 2nd Friday (Except Aug.), 7:45 pm, Women's Club of Catonsville, St. Timothy's, Lane & Old Frederick Rd.
Eastern Federation of Mineralogical Lapidary Societies, Inc., The (EFMLS)
PO Box 302
Glyndon, MD 21071-0302 USA
Contact: Carolyn Weinberger
The EFMLS is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, the umbrella association for the seven regional federations in the United States.
Gem, Lapidary & Mineral Society of Montgomery County, Maryland, Inc.
P.O. Box #734
Rockville, MD 20848-0734 USA
Contact: Wendell C. Mohr
Meetings: 2nd Monday (Sept.-June), 8:00 pm, Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Dr.
Maryland Geological Society, Inc.
8052 Kavanagh Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21222 USA
Meetings: As announced, Bowie Community Center.
Patuxent Lapidary Guild
c/o CWF A2B Rm. 210
9800 Savage Rd.
Ft. Meade, MD 20755 USA
Meetings: 3rd Monday, 7:00 pm, Colony 7
Southern Maryland Rock & Mineral Club
11000 Thrift Rd.
Clinton, MD 20735-9764 USA
Meetings: 4th Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Clearwater Nature Center.
Boston Mineral Club
711 Concord Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Meetings: 1st Tuesday, 8:00 pm, Harvard University Mineralogical Museum.
Greylock Mineral Club
72 Braeburn Rd.
Dalton, MA 01226 USA
Meetings: 1st Friday, 7:00 pm, First United Methodist Church. Fenn St., Pittsfield.
Micromounters of New England
18 Singletary Lane
Sudbury, MA 01776-2402 USA
Meetings: Saturdays (except June, Aug. & Dec.), As Announced.
Nashoba Valley Mineralogical Society
31 Meadow Ln
Westford, MA 01886-1257 USA
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Fletcher Library, Westford.
Northern Berkshire Mineral Club
25 Mohawk Forest
North Adams, MA 01247 USA
Meetings: 2nd Sunday (Sept.April), 6:30 pm, P.M. Spitzer, Ctr., 148 Ashland St.
North Shore Rock & Mineral Club, Inc.
122 Williams, Ave.
Lynn, MA 01902-1831 USA
Meetings: 3rd Friday (Sept.-May), 7:30 pm, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 12 Washington St., Peabody.
Southeastern Massachusetts Mineral Club, Inc.
P.O. Box #429
Norwell, MA 02061-0429 USA
Meetings: 2nd Thursday, 7:30 pm, S. Shore Natural Science Ctr., Jacobs Lane.
Worcester Mineral Club, Inc.
P.O. Box #7131
Worcester, MA 01605-0131 USA
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, Main St., Shrewsbury.
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