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Clubs & Organizations / US
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.

Club Directories / US - Club Directories / Foreign - US National - International Clubs & Organizations - Clubs & Organizations / Foreign

Link index below uses US Postal standard abbreviations (California > CA, Idaho > ID, etc.).
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Rhode Island

Rhode Island Mineral Hunters (RIMH)
43 Madeleine Ave
Woonsocket, RI 02895 USA
Contact: Tony Cesana
Ph: 1-401-766-9076
E-Mail: a_cesana@verizon.net
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm (with some exceptions) at the Community College of RI room 1130, 400 East Ave, Warwick, RI.
Federations: EFMLS, AFMS



South Carolina

Aiken Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Society, The
3424 Meadow Dr.
Aiken, SC 29801-2851 USA
E-Mail: info@aikengmfs.org
Meetings: Club meets 2nd Friday of the month 8:00 pm, Room 200, USCA Science Building, University of South Carolina at Aiken. There is no meeting in July and August.
Federations: AGMS, SFMS and EFMLS

Charles Towne Mineral & Lapidary Club
PO Box 902
Johns Island, SC 29455 USA
Club E-Mail: CTMLClub@aol.com
Contact: John Huck
E-mail: mfs@rcis.net
1-842-835-2488
Meetings: 3rd Friday, 7:00 pm, Fort Johnson Marine Resources Laboratory.
Federation: Southeastern and American

Columbia Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 6333
Columbia, SC 29260 USA
Meetings: 3rd Monday, 7:15 pm, McKissick Museum, 816 Bull St.

Low Country Gem & Mineral Society
2149 Glendale Dr.
Charleston, SC 29414 USA
Meetings: 2nd Thursday, American Legion Post 166, 116 Howerthru Rd., Goose Creek.

Pacolet Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 674
Spartanburg, SC 29304 USA
Meetings: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 pm, TW Edwards Recreation Center, Pacolet.

Pendleton District Gem & Mineral Society
124 Hedge St.
Central, SC 29630 USA
Contact: Fred Sias
E-Mail: frsias@ces.clemson.edu
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Blue Ridge Arts Council, 111 East South "2nd" St., Seneca.

South Carolina Earth Antiquities Society
PO Box 7712
Columbia, SC 29202 USA
Contact: Gary Ogg
E-Mail: gary.ogg@worldnet.att.net
Meetings: 3rd Sunday at 5:00 pm, McKissick Museum at the University of SC.

Western South Carolina Gem & Mineral Society
302 Shannon Dr.
Greenville, SC 29615-1815 USA
E-Mail: webmaster@wescagems.org
Meetings: We meet the second Monday of each Month at 7:30 pm, Northside United Methodist Church, 435 Summit Drive, Greenville, SC.
Member: Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies, American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.



South Dakota

Badlands Sandhills Earth Science Club
Box 61
Valintine, NE 69201 USA
Meetings: 1st Sunday (Sept.-May), 2:15 pm, North Elementary School, Mission.

Brookings Area Gem & Mineral Society
502 "12th" Ave.
Brookings, SD 57006 USA
Meetings: 3rd Thursday (Except summer), 8:00 pm, 4-H Bldg. or in homes.

Corn Palace Rock Club
420 S. Duff St.
Mitchell, SD 57301 USA
Meetings: 1st Thursday, 7:00 pm, Bittners Community Room, 805 W. Havens.

Coteau Des Plaines Gem & Mineral Society
901 "43rd" St. NW
Watertown, SD 57201 USA

Custer City Rock Club
RR1, Box 105
Custer, SD 57730 USA
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday 7:00 pm, Member Homes.

Lewis & Clark Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 153
Avon, SD 57315 USA
Meetings: 1st Sunday (Apr.-Dec.), 1:00 pm, Yankton Public Library.

Sioux Empire Gem and Mineral Society (S.E.G.A.M.S.)
Sioux Falls, SD USA
Contact: Harlan Hoogeterp (SEGAMS Web Master)
E-Mail: rockdust@segams.org
Meetings: Held on the second Friday of each month from September through June (except December). The meeting begins at 7:00pm. SEGAMS meets in Room 101 in the Gilbert Science Center at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Member: MFMGS & AFMS

Western Dakota Gem & Mineral Society
2701 Mystic Mountain Rd.
Rapid City, South Dakota 57702
Meetings: Second Friday of every month, 7:30 pm, Minneluzahan Senior Center 315 N. 4th St. Rapid City, SD
Federation: AFMS and RMFMS



Tennessee

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Chattanooga Geology Club
4117 Ealy Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37412 USA

Eastman Rocks & Minerals Club
Box 511
Kingsport, TN 37662 USA
Meetings: 3rd Monday, 7:00 pm, Bldg. 310 Easton Employee Center.

Kingsport Gems and Minerals Society
c/o Charles E. Willett
115 Hampton Green
Kingsport, TN 37663 USA
Contact: Charles Willett
1-423-239-7912
E-Mail: 104517.3364@compuserve
Meetings: 3rd Monday, 7:00 pm, Kingsport Public Library.
Federation: Southeast

Knoxville Gem & Mineral Society
725 E. Meadcrest Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37921 USA
also:
PO Box 50291
Knoxville, TN 37950-0291 USA
Patsy Monk (President)
E-Mail: K9prms@aol.com
Meetings: 3rd Thursday, 7:30 pm, University of Tennessee, Agricultural Complex ,Brehm Animal Sciences Bldg. 1st Floor.

Memphis Archaeological & Geological Society, Inc.
2959 Sky Way Dr.
Memphis, TN 38127
E-Mail: mbaldwin05@gmail.com
Meetings: 2nd Friday, 7:30 pm, Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, 5530 Shady Grove Road, Memphis.
Federations: Southeast Federation Mineralogical Societies, Inc. and AFMS

Mid-Tennessee Gem & Mineral Society,Inc.
PO Box 1256
Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1256 USA
Email: Info@mtgms.org
Ph: 1-615-210-5385
Three monthly Meetings:
Murfreesboro, Tennessee: This meeting is held at 7:30 PM every 3rd Thursday of the month. The meeting location is at the Farm Bureau Building at 818 S. Church Street in Murfreesboro, TN. 
Donelson, Tennessee: This meeting is held at 3:00PM on the Sunday following the 3rd Thursday of the month. The meeting location is at the FiftyForward Donelson Station 108 Donelson Pike in Nashville (Donelson), TN.
Tullahoma, TN: This meeting is held at 3:00 PM on the 2nd Sunday of the month. The meeting location is at the Lannom Public Library at 312 North Collins St in Tullahoma, TN
Lapiday/Jewelry arts school in Donelson and Tullahoma
Member: AFMS & SFMS

Middle Tennessee Rockhounds
2828 Donna Hill Drive
Nashville, TN 37214 USA
Church of the Advent
5501 Franklin Road
Brentwood, TN
Ph: 1-615-885-5704
E-Mail: webmaster@rockhound.org
Meetings: meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Church of the Advent Episcopal in Nashville Tennessee. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm.

Smokey Mountain Mineral Society
4200A Bennett Branch Rd.
Hartford, TN 37753-2239 USA
Meetings: 1st Thursday, 7:00 pm, Senior Citizens Center, Mulbery & Cosby Hwy.

Tennessee Valley Rock & Mineral Club
815-B Poindexter
East Ridge, TN 37412 USA
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 5001 Hixon Pike, Hixon.

Unaka Rock & Mineral Society
PO Box 85
Bluff City, TN 37618 USA
Meetings: 4th Monday, 7:00 pm, St. John's Episcopal Church, 500 N. Roan St., Johnson City.



Texas

Austin Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
6719 Burnet Lane
Austin, TX 78757 USA
Meetings: Last Thursday (Jan.-Oct.), 7:30 pm, 6719 Burnet Lane.

Brazos Gem & Mineral Society of Granbury
710 Pecan Pass
Cedar Park, TX 78613 USA
or
16420 Edgemere
Pflugerville, TX 78660 USA
Meetings: 6:30 pm once a year at the annual show in Glenrose, TX.

Brazos Valley Gem and Mineral Society
2700 Brookway Dr.
College Station, TX 77845 USA
Contact: Glen Payne
1-409 764-7106
Meetings: 1st Wednesday, 7:30 pm, Texas A & M Campus, Rm. 50, College of Vet. Medicine.

Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 7343
Abilene, TX 79608 USA
E-Mail: rawhide@webtv.net
Meetings: 1st Monday, 7:30 pm, Yellow Quonset Hut, Highway 277, Caps.

Clear Lake Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 891533,
Houston, TX, 77289 USA
Meetings: 3rd Monday, 7:30 pm, Clear Lake Park Bldg., 5001 No., Road One, Seabrook.

Cross Timbers Gem & Mineral Club
942 Perston Lane
Dublin, TX 76446 USA
Meetings: 1st Saturday (in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct. and Dec.), 12:00 pm, Dublin Senior Citizens Center, 202 E. Clinton.

Cross Timbers Gem & Mineral Club
2450 West Fray St.
Stephenville, TX 76401 USA
Meetings: 1st Saturday (Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., Dec.), 2:00 pm , Erath County Electric Co-Op.

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Dallas Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
PO Box 742033
Dallas, TX 75374-2033 USA
E-mail: andresner@verizon.net
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7:00 pm, Ridgewood Recreation Center, 6818 Fisher Road (at the corner of Fisher & Trammel) in Dallas, Texas

De-Ridder Gem & Mineral Society of West Central Louisiana & East Texas
Rt. 1, Box 509
Toledo Bend Lake, TX 75932 USA
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Vernon Parish Library, Leesville, LA

East Texas Gem & Mineral Society
5013 North Dr.
Tyler, TX 75703 USA
Meetings: 1st Monday, 7:15 pm, University of Texas, Tyler Student Ct,., Rm. 118.

El Paso Mineral and Gem Society, Inc.
P. O. Box 31516
El Paso, TX 79931 USA
Meetings: 4th Thursday, 7:00 pm, ACBL International Bridge Center, 2216 E Yandell.
Federation: Rocky Mountain Federation

Fort Worth Gem & Mineral Club
Fort Worth, TX USA
Meetings: Held on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Social time starts at 7pm on meeting days, and the actual meeting itself starts at 7:30pm, unless stated otherwise in the newsletter.
Member: This club is a member of the South Central Federation Of Mineral Societies.

Galveston County Gem & Mineral Society
3121 Danforth
Texas City, TX 77590 USA
Meetings: 1st Thursday, 7:30 pm, "21st" St. & "5th" Ave. N.

Geological Society of San Antonio
218 Sunnycrest
San Antonio, TX 78228-2428 USA
Meetings: 4th Tuesday of every month (except December) at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 514 Santa Monica. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.

Golden Spread Gem & Mineral Society
108 S. Palk
Amarillo, TX 79101 USA
Meetings: 4th Monday of each Month Northwest Branch of the Amarillo Public Library 6100 W. 9th (across the street from the north side of the VA Hospital) Amarillo, Texas 79106.

Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
PO Box 6494
Corpus Christi, TX 78411-6494 USA
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday (Jan.-May, Sept.-Nov.), 7:30 pm, C.C. Museum, 1900 N. Chaparral.

Highland Lakes Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 490
Kingsland, TX 78639 USA
Meetings: 1st Monday (except Holidays), 2:00 pm, Kingsland Library.

Hi-Plains Gem & Mineral Society
701 Zephyr
Plainview, TX 79072 USA
Meetings: 1st Thursday, 7:00 pm, Wayland Baptist University, Moody Science Bldg.

Houston Gem & Mineral Society
10805 Brooklet
Houston, TX 77099 USA
Meetings: 4th Tuesday, 7:30 pm, 10805 Brooklet.

Lockheed Recreation Association Rockhound Activity
3400 Bryant Irvin Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76109 USA
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday, Lockheed Recreation Area on Bryant Irvin Rd.

Lubbock Gem & Mineral Society
P.O. Box 6371
Lubbock, TX 79493 USA
Meetings: at the Gardens & Arts Center, 4215 University, on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm CT.
Federation: South Central Federation of Mineral Societies Inc. and AFMS.

Magic Valley Gem & Mineral Society
5812 N. "26th" St.
McAllen, TX 78504-4704 USA
or
PO Box 3004
Edinburg, TX 78540 USA
Meetings: 3rd Wed. 7:30 pm (Sept - June), McAllen International Museum.

Midland Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 5043
Midland, TX 79704 USA
Meetings: 4th Thursday, 7:00 pm, Sibley Learning Center, 1307 E. Wadley.

Oak Cliff Gem and Mineral Society
Dallas Southwest Medical Center
2929 South Hampton Road
Dallas, Texas 75224-3026 USA
Meetings: Every 4th Tuesday 7:30 - 9:30 pm, Social / Refreshments (7:00 to 7:30 ).
Located: "Educational  Building" (3rd Bldg.) Behind the Medical Center (around to the rear of the complex)
Come to one of our informal meetings!

Pine Country Gem & Mineral Society
Rt. 1, Box 248
Jasper, TX 75951 USA
Meetings: 3rd Thursday, 7:00 pm, Jasper County Courthouse.

Pleasant Oaks Gem & Mineral Club of Dallas
P.O. Box 831934
Richardson, TX 75083-1934 USA
Contact: Don Shurtz (Webmaster)
E-Mail: don.shurtz@gmail.com
Meetings: 1st Thursday, 7:30 pm, Garland Women's Activities Bldg., 713 Austin St., Garland.
Federation: South Central Federation of Mineral Societies

Rollin'Rock Club, Inc.
6004 Cohoke Dr.
Arlington, TX 76018 USA

Southwest Gem & Mineral Society
222 King William
San Antonio, TX 78204 USA
Meetings: 2nd Thursday, 7:00 pm, First Baptist Church, 515 McCullough.

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Texas Big Bend Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 1578
Alpine, TX 79831 USA
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 pm (winter), 7:30 pm (summer), Alpine Chamber of Commerce Bldg. or Ocotillo Ent., 205 N. "5th" St.

Texas Facetefts' Guild
I/O Hollis Thompson
2713 Vinwood Cove
Round Rock, TX 78664 USA
E-Mail: hollisandgreg@yahoo.com

Texoma Rockhounds
PO Box 2
Blue Ridge, TX 75424 USA
E-Mail: paleoman1@worldnet.att.net
Meetings: 1st Thursday, 7:30 pm, 101 W Woodard St.

Tri-City Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 735
Temple, TX 76501 USA
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Fellowship Hall, Grace Presbyterian Church, 2401 S. "57th" St.

Val Verde Gem & Mineral Society
17 Rose Ave.
Del Rio, TX 78840 USA
Meetings: 2nd Sunday, 2:30 pm, Mr. Gatti's private room.

Victoria Gem & Mineral Society
807 Berge Rd.
Victoria, TX 77905 USA
Meetings: 1st Friday, 7:30 pm, Victoria Electric Co-op Auditorium, 102 S. B., Jordan.

Waco Gem & Mineral Club
PO Box 8811
Waco, TX 76714-8811 USA
Meetings: 1st Monday, 7:30 pm, Richfield Christian Church, Fellowship Hall, 4201 Cobb Dr.

Williamson County Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 422
Georgetown, TX 78626 USA
Meetings: 2nd Sunday (except Dec.), 2:30 pm, Gorgetown Chamber of Commerce Bldg., Stadium Dr. at Highway #81 N.



Utah

Beehive Rock & Gem Club
PO Box 1011
Ogden, UT 84402 USA
Meetings: 4th Thursday, 7:00 pm, Weber County Library Auditorium.

Cache Geological & Archeological Society, Inc.
PO Box 202
Hyde Park, UT 84318 USA
Meetings: 2nd Thursday, 7:00 pm, Senior Citizens Center, 236 N. 100 E., Logan.

Color Country Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
110 Box 769
Panguitch, UT 84759 USA
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Senior Citizens Room, Garfield Courthouse.

Golden Spike Gem & Mineral Society
P O Box 12835
Ogden, UT 84412-2835 USA
Ph: 1-801-648-5060
E-Mail: club@goldenspikegem.org
Meetings: monthly every 3rd Wednesday, 7:00 pm, except April (our Annual Show), August, & December
at The Union Station, upstairs in the Dumke Room.

Mineral Collectors of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah USA
Contact: Chuck Adan (President)
1-801-982-1789
E-Mail: cadan@utah.gov
Meetings: Last Wednesday of each month 7:00 pm, Salt Lake Community College, State Street Campus 1575 South State, (old South High building), Room W111D.

Moab Points & Pebbles Club
P.O. Box 1459
Moab, UT 84532 USA
Contact: Leo Dutilly (VP)
1-435-259-4791
E-Mail: unavailable
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, Moab Community Church.

Timpanogos Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 65
Provo, UT 84601 USA
Meetings: 4th Wednesday, 7:00 pm, Provo Eldred Center, 270 W. 500 North.

Tooele Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 348
Tooele, UT 84074 USA
Email: :tooelegemandmineralsociety@gmail.com
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Pioneer Museum, Tooele, UT.

Utah Federation of Gem & Mineralogical Societies
1223 North,1500 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116 USA

Wasatch Gem Society
PO Box 26491
Salt Lake City, UT 84126-0491 USA
Meetings: 3rd Monday (Except July, & August), 7:30 pm Senior Citizens Cente, 237 S "10th" E.



Vermont

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Burlington Gem & Mineral Club
PO Box 1712
Burlington, VT 05402-1712 USA
Meetings: held on the last Thursday of the month (except July, November and December) at 7:00 pm, Community Lutheran Church, 1560 Williston Rd. South Burlington, Vermont.

Rutland Rock & Mineral Club
C/O Marie Fitzgerald
30 Elm St
Rutland ,VT 05701 USA
E-Mail: rutlandrockandmineralclub@yahoo.com
Meetings: Held September through December and March through June, second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at Haven Health Center on Nichols Street in Rutland Vermont.



Virginia

Gem & Mineral Hunters
13646 Kingsman Rd.
Woodbridge, VA 22193 USA
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church.

Gem & Mineral Society of Lynchburg
301 Grove St.
Lynchburg, VA 24501 USA
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday, 7:00 pm, Park. & Recreation Bldg. Auditorium, 301 Grove St.

Gem & Mineral Society of the Virginia Peninsula, Inc.
PO Box 6424
Hidenwood Station, VA 23606-6424 USA
Meetings: 1st Thursday, 7:00 pm, Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News.

Micromineralogists of the National Capital Area
4400 San Carlo Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22030 USA
Meetings: 4th Wednesday, 7:30 pm, Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Catlin Springs Rd, Arligton.

Midlothian Earth Science Association
PO Box 1345
Midlothian, VA 23113 USA
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Meeting Hall, Sycamore Square.

Northern Virginia Mineral Club, Inc.
6429 Vale St.
Alexandria, VA 22312 USA
Meetings: 4th Monday (except May, July, Aug. & Dec.), 7:45 pm, Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arligton.

Old Dominion Earth Science Society
PO Box 8485
Virginia Beach, VA 23450-8485 USA
Meetings: 1st Friday, 7:00 pm, Tidewater Community College, 1700 College Crescent.

Richmond Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 26985
Richmond, VA 23261 USA
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 pm, Science Museum of Virginia.

Roanoke Valley Mineral & Gem Society
PO Box 3297
Roanoke, VA 24015-1297 USA
Meetings: 2nd Thursday, 7:30 pm, Science Museum, Center in the Square, One Market Square.

Shenandoah Valley Gem & Mineral Society
PO Box 324
Waynesboro, VA 22980 USA
Meetings: 2nd Monday, 7:30 pm, Waynesboro Church of the Brethern, 364 Bridge Ave.

Tidewater Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.
PO Box 61021
Virginia Beach, VA 23466-1021 USA
Meetings: 3rd Friday, 7:00 pm, Salvation Army Recreation Center.

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