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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.).
Akron Mineral Society
912 Davis Ave.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 USA
Meetings: 2nd Saturday, 6:30 pm, Summit Lapidary Club, 244 Chestnutt Blvd.
Brunker Gem & Mineral Club
PO Box 62
St. Paris, OH 43072 USA
Meetings: 1st Thursday, 7:00 pm, Brunker Nature Center, Troy.
Brunswick High School Geology Society
3581 Center Rd.
Brunswick, OH 44212 USA
Meetings: Tuesday 2:30pm (during the School Year).
Chippewa Gem & Mineral Society
9058 Chatham Rd.
Medina, OH 44256 USA
Meetings: 2nd Saturday, 7:30 - 8:30 pm, 9100 Chatham Rd.
Cincinnati Mineral Society
2437 Dorian Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45215-3705 USA
Meetings: Held at 8:00 PM on the second Friday of each month ( except July & August ) at the Sharon Centre Auditorium, located in Sharon Woods Park. There is a Cincinnati Mineral Juniors (kids group) meeting at 7:00 pm before the general meeting. The park's entrance is on Lebanon Road (US-42) between Reading & Kemper Roads.
Federation: The Midwest Federation and American Federation
Columbus Rock & Mineral Society
1315 Kinnear Rd.
Columbus, Ohio USA
Club Contact: Sue Guirl
106 E. Pacemont Rd.
Columbus, Oh 43202
Meetings: Held at the The Museum of Biological Diversity, 4th Friday of month (except Dec, July, and Aug,), 7:30 pm, Chemical Abstract, Bldg, A, Olentangy River Rd., Columbus. December Hoilday Gathering location TBA
Federation: Midwest Mineralological Federation
Dayton Gem & Mineral Society
114 Marchester Dr.
Kettering, OH 45429 USA
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday (except July picnic & Dec. party), 7:30 pm, Dayton.
Dry Dredgers, Inc.
Department of Geology
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0013 USA
Meetings: Meetings are held generally at 8 p.m. on the fourth Friday of every month from September to June in Room 201 Braunstein Hall on the University of Cincinnati campus.
Federation: An Association of Amateur Geologists and Fossil Collectors
East Ohio Lapidary Club
6576 Kinsmamnn-Orangeville Rd.
Kinsmann, OH 44428 USA
Meetings: 4th Monday (Except August & December), 8:00 pm, St. Cyril & Methodius School, Warren.
Firelands Geological Club
1509 Walnut Rd.
North Fairfield, OH 44855 USA
Meetings: 1st Moday (Sept.-June), 8:00 pm, St. Peter Lutheran Church.
Ft. Hamilton Gem & Mineral Society
Hamilton, OH 45013 USA
Meetings: 1st Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Firehouse Community Room.
Greater Cincinnati Lapidary & Faceting Society
2948 Rontina Drive
Goshen, Ohio 45122 USA
Contact: Ray Scott
Meetings: 2nd Mondays of each month at Symmes Township Library 7:00pm 11850 Enyart, Loveland OH.
Federation: Midwest Federation, Greater Cincinnati Lapidary & Faceting Society & AFMS.
Lake Erie Gem & Geological Society
10735 LaGrange Rd.
Elyria, OH 44035 USA
Meet 3rd Monday (except Jan.), 7:30 pm, Visitors Ctr., Metro Park ,Diagonal Rd.
Lakeshore Mineral & Lapidary Society
6351 Ramblewood Dr.
Mentor, OH 44060 USA
Meetings: 4th Friday, 8:00 pm, Mentor Christian Church, 8751 Mentor Ave.
Licking Mineral & Lapidary Society
PO Box 94
Mt. Vernon, OH 53050 USA
Meetings: 4th Wednesday (Jan.-Oct.), 7:30 pm, Newark.
Medina County Gem & Mineral Society
6818 Spencer Lake Rd.
Medina, OH 44256 USA
Meetings: 1st Friday (Sept.-June), 7:30 pm, Medina Library Meeting Rm.
Miami Valley Mineral & Gem Club
231 W. State St.
Springfield, OH 45506 USA
Meetings: 2nd Sunday (Sept.-May), 2:00 pm, YMCA, Fairborn.
Micromineral Society of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History
2495 Deborah Dr.
Beachwood, OH 44122 USA
Meetings: 4th Saturday (except September), 1:00 pm, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval, Cleveland.
Mideast Faceters Guild
Sylvania, OH 43560 USA
Mineralogical Society of Cleveland
4219 Brianard Rd.
Chagin Falls, OH 44022 USA
Meetings: 4th Monday, 7:30 pm, Members Homes.
Ohio Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
753 Arm St.
Belpre, OH 45714 USA
Meetings: write for info
Parma Lapidary Club
23884 Fairlawn Dr.
N. Olmstead, OH 44070 USA
Meetings: 1st Wednesday (except July), 7:30 pm, Tri-City Senior Ctr., 16699 E. Bagley Rd., Middleburg Heights.
Port Clinton Earth Science Club
Galion, OH 44833 USA
Meetings: 1st Tuesday (except Jan.), 7:00 pm, Ida Rabb Library, Port Clinton.
Richland Lithic & Lapidary Society
c/o Robert Hughes (Editor)
3053 Millsboro Rd.
Mansfield, OH 44903-8786 USA
Contact: Robert Hughes
Meetings: 1st Monday ( if holiday, next Monday), 7:30 pm, Kingwood Center Gatehouse, 900 Park Ave.
Federations: MWF, AFMS
Rockport Lapidary Club
4219 Brainard Rd.
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 USA
Meetings: 2nd Thursday (Sept.-June), 8:00 pm, FOP Hall, 26145 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.
Stark County Gem & Mineral Club
150 Cayuga Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44708 USA
Meetings: 1st Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Canton Garden Center.
Summit Lapidary Club
19 Sheldon Ave.
Akron, OH 44301 USA
Meetings: 1st Tuesday (Sept.-May), 7:30 pm, 244 Chestnut Blvd., Cuyahoga Falls.
Toledo Gem & Rockhound Club
3423 Percentum Dr.
Toledo, OH 43617 USA
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday, 7:30 pm, Toledo Botanical Gardens, Conference Room.
Wayne County Gem & Mineral Club
87 N. "4th" St.
Rittman, OH 44270-1333 USA
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday (Sept.-June), 7:15 pm, Wayne County Library, North Market & Larwill Ste., Wooster.
Ada Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Club, Inc.
PO Box 1202
Ada, OK 74820 USA
Contact: Doug Kreis
Meetings: 2nd Thursday, 7:00 pm, Ada Public Library, "12th" and Rennie, "12th" St Entrance.
Federation: Rocky Mountain
American Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies
AFMS Central Office
PO Box 26523
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0523 USA
Contact: Martin Hart
A non-profit educational federation of seven similar regional organizations of gem, mineral and lapidary societies. Founded in 1947.
Enid Gem & Mineral Society
2614 W. Oklahoma
Enid, OK 73703 USA
Meetings: 1st Thursday, 7:30 pm, Hoover Building, Garfield County Fairgrounds.
McCuktain Gem & Mineral Club
406 S.E. Ave. East
Idabel, OK 74745 USA
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Idabel Public Library.
Mount Scott Gem & Mineral Society
44 NW "29th" St.
Lawton, OK 73505 USA
Meetings: 4th Friday, 7:00 pm, Town Hall, "5th"& B Ave.
Oklahoma Mineral & Gem Society, Inc., The
PO Box 25632
Oklahoma City, OK 73125 USA
Meetings: 3rd Thursday (Except June & December), 7:30 pm, Will Rogers Garden Exhibition.
Osage Hills Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
P. O. Box 561
Bartlesville, OK 74005 USA
Contact: Mel Albright
Meetings: 3rd Thursday (except August and December), 7:00 pm, East Bartlesville Christian Church, 3321 Tuxedo Boulevard.
Federation: Rocky Mountain Federation
Rough & Tumbled Rock & Gem Club, Inc.
Ponca City, OK 74601 USA
Meetings: 4th Tuesday, 7:00 pm, 102 N. First St.
Shawnee Gem & Mineral Club
10 Donna Lane
Shawnee, OK 74801-5614 USA
Meetings: 1st Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Northridge Church of Christ.
Stillwater Mineral & Gem Society, Inc.
1116 South Gray
Stillwater, OK 74074-5446 USA
Meetings: 4th Thursday (except Nov. & Dec.), First United Methodist Church.
Tahlequah Rock & Mineral Society, Inc.
PO Box 932
Tahlequah, OK 74465 USA
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Tahlequah Public Library.
Texoma Rockhounds, Inc.
513 Geraldine Dr.
Madill, OK 73446 USA
Tulsa Rock & Mineral Society, Inc.
PO Box 2292
Tulsa, OK 74101-2292 USA
Meetings: 2nd Monday, 7:00 pm, Downtown Library.
Clackamette Mineral & Gem Corp
19340 Towncrest Dr.
Oregon City, OR 97045 USA
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Zion Lutheran Church.
Columbia Gorge Rockhounds
PO Box 92
Corbett, OR 97019 USA
Meetings: 3rd Friday, 7:30 pm, Fireman's Recreation Hall.
Eugene Mineral Club
2708 Potter St.
Eugene, OR 97405 USA
Meetings: 1st Wednesday, 7:00 pm and 3rd Thursday 7:30 pm, Allison Park Christian Church, 1520 Echo Hollow Rd., Eugene Water Board, N. Bldg.. 500 E. "4th" St.
Far West Lapidary & Gem Club
PO Box 251
Coos Bay, OR 97420 USA
Meetings: lst & 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Faith Lutheran Church, North Bend.
Hat Rockhounds Gem & Mineral So. City, Inc.
Hermiston, OR 97838 USA
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Umatilla Electric Co-op Assc. Bldg.
Mid Valley Gem & Geology Club
5443 Dwan Court N.
Salem, OR 97303 USA
Mid-Willamette Facetor's Guild
2075 Tabor St.
Eugene, OR 97401-6540 USA
Meetings: 1st Tuesday (October-June), 7:00 pm, Linn-Benton Community College, Heath Occupations Building, Room 116, Albany.
Mt. Hood Rock Club
N.W. 8th & Norman
Gresham, OR 97030 USA
Contact: Terry Ensell
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday & 4th Monday, Gresham United Methodist Church.
North Lincoln Agate Society
PO Box 1120
Gleneden Beach, OR 97388 USA
Meetings: 1st Thursday, 7:00 pm, Sea Grove Estate Club House, Lincoln Beach.
Oregon Agate & Mineral Society
4927 SE Haig St.
Portland, OR 97206 USA
Meetings: 1st & 3rd Friday, 8:00 pm, Powellhurst Baptist Church, 112th and Powell, Portland
Oregon Coast Agate Club
PO Box 293
Newport, OR 97365 USA
Meetings: 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 8:00 pm, Naterlin Community Center (2nd Thursday).
5115 N.E. Everett
Portland, OR 97213 USA
Oregon Trail Gem & Mineral Society
104 NW "12th"
Pendleton, OR 97801 USA
Meetings: 4th Tuesday 7:45 pm, Members Homes.
Rock & Arrowhead Club
PO Box 1803
Klamath Falls, OR 97601-0103 USA
Meetings: 2nd Monday, 7:30 pm, Klamath County Museum.
Rogue Gem & Geology Club
PO Box 1224
Grants Pass, OR 97526 USA
Meetings: 1st Wednesday, 7:30 pm, Fruitdale Grange, 960 Rogue River Highway, Grants Pass.
Roxy Ann Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
2002 Scenic Ave.
Central Point, OR 97502 USA
Meetings: 2nd Friday (except for July and December), 7:30 pm, Crater Rock Museum (run by the club), 2002 Scenic Ave., Museum phone 1-541-664-6081.
Siusiaw Gem & Mineral Club
PO Box 935
Florence, OR 97439-0043 USA
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, Public Library, 1460 "9th" St.
South Douglas Gem & Mineral Club
PO Box 814
Myrtle Creek, OR 97457 USA
Meetings: 2nd & 4th Thursday, 941 Hill St.
Springfield Rock Club
PO Box 10682
Eugene, OR 97440 USA
Meetings: 2nd Monday, 7:30 pm, Springfield Utility Board Conference Room, Springfield.
Sweet Home Rock & Mineral Society
PO Box 2279
Lebanon, OR 97355
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM for potluck dinner and meeting. Our meeting place is Santiam Place (139 Main St.) in Lebanon, Oregon.
Tall Man Rock Chippers
PO Box 563
Lakeview, OR 97630 USA
Meetings: 2nd Thursday, 7:30 pm, Hi Desert Craft Rock Shop, 244 North "M" St.
Trails End Gem & Mineral Club
Rt.3, Box 133
Astoria, OR 97103 USA
Meetings: 2nd Monday, 7:00 pm.
Treasure Valley Rock & Gem Club
PO Box 2355
Nyssa, OR 97913 USA
Tuaiatin Valley Gem Club
PO Box 603
Forest Grove, OR 97116 USA
Meetings: 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month (except Dec.), 7:30 pm, Forest Grove Senior Center, 2037 Douglas.
Umpqua Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 1264
Roseburg, OR 97470-1318 USA
Meetings: 2nd Monday, 7:00 pm and 4th Monday, 1:00 pm, Rosewood Activity Center, 990 W. Stanton.
Willamette Agate and Mineral Society
PO Box 13041
Salem OR 97309-1041 USA
President: Geri Esch
Meetings: First Thursday, 6:30 pm, 1055 Erixon St NE, Salem, Oregon.
Members: AFMS, NFMS, SCRIBE & American Lands Access Association.
Willamette Faceters Guild
PO Box 2136
Portland, OR 97208-2136 USA
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday, Lynchwood Christian Church, 3815 SE "174th," Columbia.
Appalachian Gem and Mineral Club
c/o Sue Bittner
721 Casebeer Church Rd.
Somerset, PA 15501 USA
Contact: Sue Bittner
Meetings: 4th Sunday, 2:00 pm, St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 202 W. Union St.
Beaver County Rock & Mineral Society
123 Moon Enlow Rd.
Moon Township, PA 15108 USA
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Bridgewater United Methodist Church, 700 Market St., Bridgewater.
Berks Mineralogical Society B.M.S.
Reading, Pennsylvania USA
Contact: Dennis Buffenmyer
Meeting: 2nd Tuesday (except July and August), 7:30 to 9:30 pm, Reading Museum.
Blair Rock & Mineral Club, Inc.
PO Box 17
Newry, PA 16665 USA
Meetings: 4th Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Human Resource Conference Rm., Altoona.
Bucks County Earth Science Society
101 S. Westview Ave.
Feasterville, PA 19053 USA
Meetings: 2nd Monday (September-June), 8:00 pm, Churchill Nature Center.
Central Pennsylvania Rock & Mineral Club, Inc.
2408 Swatara St.
Harrisburg, PA 17104-2035 USA
Meetings: 1st Wednesday, 7:30 pm, Mt. Oliver United Methodist Church, 5000 Simpson Ferry Rd., Shiremanstown.
Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club, Inc.
PO Box 22
Sayre, PA 18840 USA
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday (Sept.-June), 7:00 pm, Sayre High School, Rm. 113.
Delaware Valley Lapidary & Mineral Society
726 Sheffield Dr.
Springfield, PA 19064 USA
Contact: Mack Lingenfelter
Meetings: 4th Tuesday (except July and August), 7.30 pm, Springfield Township Building.
Federations: EFMLS and AFML
Franklin County Rock & Mineral Club
PO Box 1004
Chambersburg, PA 17201-1004 USA
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 pm, Science Center, Wilson College.
Gem & Mineral Club of Lower Bucks County
912 Manor Lane
Langhorne, PA 19053 USA
Meetings: 2nd Friday, 8:00 pm, Northminster Presbyterian Church, Fairless Hill.
Gem City Rock & Mineral Society, Inc.
427 Collen Dr.
Erie, PA 16505 USA
Meetings: 1st Friday, 7:30 pm, "10th" & State St.
Keystone West Gem & Mineral Society
508A Perry Hwy.
Harmony, PA 16037 USA
Kiski Area Gem & Lapidary Club
RD #2, Box 132
Saltsburg, PA 15631 USA
Meetings: 3rd Saturday, 2:00 pm, Community Bldg.
Kit-Han-Ne Rock & Gem Club
200 Pine Hill Rd.
Kittanning, PA 16201 USA
Contact: Albert Zabinski
Meetings; 1st Thursday, 7:30 pm, Community Pariah Hall, McVille, on Rt. 128, Codogn.-Freeport Rd.
Leidy Microscopical Society
c/o LP Tori Jr.
PO Box 40
Holicong, PA 18928 USA
Meetings: 3rd Thursday (Sept.-June), 7:30 pm, Northminster Presbyterian Church, 140 Trenton Rd., Fairless Hills.
Mineral & Lapidary Society of Pittsburgh, Inc.
409 E. Carter Dr.
Versailles, PA 15137 USA
Meetings: 3rd Friday (Aug.-May), 7:30 pm, Boro Bldg., Whitehall.
Mineralogical Society of North-Eastern Pennsylvania
637 S. Valley Ave.
Olyphant, PA 18447 USA
Meetings: 4th Sunday, 2:00 pm, Dupont Fire Hall.
Mineralogical Society of Pennsylvania
566 Buttonwood Farm Rd.
Millersville, PA 17551 USA
Mineralogical Society of Pennsylvania
Rd #1 Box 1222-A
Leesport, PA 19533
Contact: Barry Gehret
Meetings: West Chester University, Philadelphia.
1024 Lincoln Ave.
Duquesne, PA 15110 USA
Meetings: 1st Saturday, 7:30 pm, Munhall Boro Bldg., Munhall.
4642 Hampton Valley Dr.
Allison Park, PA 15101 USA
Meetings: 2nd Saturday, 7:30 pm, Mars Presbyterian Church, Mars.
New Castle Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
8347-2 Sharon-Mercer Rd.
Mercer, PA 16137-8968 USA
Meetings: 3rd Sunday, 4:00 pm, Eaton Park, New Castle.
Nitrany Mineralogical Society
Penn State University
122 Steidle Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802 USA
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday, 6:30 pm, 301 Steidle Bldg.
North Penn Rock & Mineral Club
782 Shearer St.
N. Wales, PA 19454 USA
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday (Sept.-May), 7:30 pm, Pennbrook Middle School, N. Wales Rd. & Hancock St.
Pennsylvania Earth Sciences Association, Inc.
1353 Sullivan Trail
Easton, PA 18042-1143 USA
Meetings: 3rd Monday, 7:30 pm, Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 535 W. Emaus Ave., Allentown.
Philadelphia Mineralogical Society
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
Meetings: 2nd Thursday at 7:30 pm (except July and August), at the Cathedral Village in the Andorra section of Philadelphia.
Members: AFMS & EFMLS
Tuscarora Lapidary Society
105 W. Jasper St.
Media, PA 19063-3209 USA
Meetings: General meetings begin at 8:00pm at the Springfield Township Municipal Bld. (Powell Rd.) Delaware County, PA.
West Penn Micromineral Society
1221 Philippi Ave.
Bethel Park, PA 15102 USA
Meetings: 2nd Thursday, 7:00 pm, Bethel Park Municipal Community Room, 5100 Library Ave.
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