Curious about the world under your feet?
Join with us to explore the earth’s 4000+ minerals and how they came to be!
Mission of the Mineralogical Society of the District of Columbia (MSDC)
- To learn together and further knowledge about mineralogy and earth sciences
- To share the pleasure of collecting minerals
- To welcome you to explore these interests with us
Who We Are
We’re rockhounds, professional mineral scientists, mineral collectors and enthusiasts, and people with new interests in minerals and earth sciences.We’re from DC, the Maryland and Virginia suburbs, and points beyond.
You’re always welcome!
What we do:
Since 1942, we’ve met at the Smithsonian Institution to discuss all facets of earth sciences and hear from experts in many related fields. We sponsor or join with other local clubs for field trips.
Our monthly newsletters offer diverse articles at all knowledge levels. We support mineral sciences by volunteering at the Smithsonian and elsewhere and by finding other ways to expand interest and knowledge.Want to know more about any of this?Email us at mineralclubdc at gmail dot com. We’re happy to answer your questions. Check the MSDC newsletter.Visit a meeting any time!