Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society

Hamilton, IL 2015 Geode Fest DigThe objectives of the Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society are to study, disseminate, and promote interest in the earth sciences – emphasizing the various aspects of geology, paleontology, paleobotany, mineralogy and the lapidary arts, as well as to collect minerals, fossil specimens, and cutting material. Plus, we tend to socialize a lot, entertain ourselves with fabulous speakers and eat great snacks! Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month (except July and August) at: St. Peter’s United Church of Christ 8013 Laramie Ave. Skokie, IL 60077 (At Laramie and Oakton – across from the Skokie Public Library) If you would like more information about our club, please contact us at or call Jeanine at 773-774-2054. For more information about our Meetings and their Location, please click here. Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society is a not-for-profit organization.

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Join Us in discovering & enjoying the hidden treasures around us!

The CIGMC is a not-for-profit club that is open to all.

It was formed in1952 to foster interest and appreciation of the geological sciences, lapidary skills and jewelry arts through the presentation of educational programs and activities.

cigmc_logoOur passion is rocks, minerals, gemstones & fossils–and it shows!

Join Us!

The Club participates in many activities, including monthly meetings and programs, fieldtrips and sponsorsip of the Annual Show.

2014 will be our 62nd Anniversary show.


We meet once a month for a business meeting, program and Show & Tell, and usually have a Kid’s corner with special activities during the meetings. Guests are always welcome!

Fieldtrips are organized during the spring, summer and fall.

Our Annual Show includes 6-7 mineral/fossil dealers, 8-10 demonstrators, special displays and member exhibits, door prizes, kids area, fossil dig, and silent auctions throughout the show.

The Club has a monthly newsletter – Centrill Gems- that is mailed or emailed to members.

For more information, see Membership or contact

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Peoria Academy of Science Geology Section

The Geology Section of the Peoria Academy of Science is dedicated to the study of all fields of the Earth Sciences, including geology, mineralogy, paleontology, conchology, and the lapidary arts. Educational programs relating to aspects of the earth sciences are presented at the monthly meetings, and members participate in field trips to collect minerals and fossils as well as hold workshops to conduct in-depth studies of specific topics. In addition to member activities, the club operates outreach programs to improve geology education by hosting an annual rock, mineral, gem, and fossil show and by supporting geology education in area classrooms. In addition to being part of the Peoria Academy of Science, the geology section is affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralology Societies, the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies, and the Geodeland Earth Science Clubs. Visit our club’s Facebook Page!

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Rock and Gem Clubs in the state of Illinois

Edwards River Earth Science Club – Aledo, Illinois

Meetings held at the Monmouth Security Savings BankMonthly Meetings – 1st Saturday at 2:00 pm

Belleveille Gem And Mineral Society – Belleville, Illinois

Meetings held at PSOP Belleville Area CollegeMonthly Meetings – 1st Monday at 7:00 pm

Southern Illinois Earth Science Club, Inc.- Benton, Illinois

Meetings held at Benton Community BuildingMonthly Meetings – 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00 P.M.

Fulton County Rockhounds – Canton, Illinois

Meetings held at Wallace Park Receration Bldg.Monthly Meetings – 1st Wednesday, 7:00 pm (Except April)

Southern Illinois University, Geology Club – Carbondale, Illinois

Meetings held at Lab Room 110 on Campus of Southern Illinois UniversityMonthly Meetings – Every Thursday at 5 PM

Worthen Earth Searchers – Carthage, Illinois

Meetings held at Member’s Homes

Chicago Rocks and Minerals Society – Chicago, Illinois

Meetings held at St. Peter’s United Church of ChristMonthly Meetings – Second Saturday of the month at 7:30 p.m. (except July and August)

Midwest Historical Research Society, Inc.- Chicago, Illinois

Meetings held at Saint Alban’s Episcopal ChurchMonthly Meetings – 12:00 (noon) 4th Sunday of each month except Dec)

Central Illinois Gem & Mineral Club, Inc. – Decatur, Illinois

Meetings held at Claire’s RestaurantMonthly Meetings – Noon, First Sunday of the Month

Illinois Lithophilics, LTD. – Des Plaines, Illinois

Meetings held at Community Room, Oehler Funeral Home Lee & Perry StreetsMonthly Meetings – 2nd Wednesday (except June, July, August)

Sauk Valley Rock and Mineral Club – Dixon, Illinois

Meetings held at Loveland Community BuildingMonthly Meetings – : 3rd Mon. (Sept.-May), 7:00 PM

Elgin Rock Club, Inc. – Elgin, Illinois

Meetings held at Church of the Brethren 783 W. Highland Avenue, Elgin, Il 60123Monthly Meetings -7:00pm 4th Friday of the month

West Surburban Lapidary Club – Elmhurst, Illinois

Meetings held at 227 Crystal, Lombard, IL 60148Monthly Meetings – 4th Friday, 8:00 pm (September-May)

Northwest Illinois Rock Club – Freeport, Illinois

Meetings held at Bethany United Church of Christ, 2341 W Stephenson StMonthly Meetings -3rd Thursday of the month at 7 pm

ESCONI (Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois) – Glen Ellyn-Lombard, Illinois

Meetings held at Normal meeting room College of DuPage Bldg K, Room 161 Lapidary meetings, COD Arts Center, Room 162Monthly Meetings – Meetings: Sept thru June
General meetings 2nd Fri
Mineral/Micro 2nd Sat
Lapidary 3rd Fri
Paleo 3rd Sat
Board 4th Fri,Juniors and Archeology per special tarranged times
General Meeting 8:00 pm, all others 7:30 pm

Rock River Valley Gem and Mineral Society – Loves Park, Illinois

Meetings held at North Suburban LibraryMonthly Meetings First Sat. of Month, 10 a.m.

West Central Illinois Rock and Mineral Club – Macomb, Illinois


Meetings held Trinity Lutheran ChurchMonthly Meetings First Monday, 7:00 p.m, except Sept. (2nd Monday) and May which is at Tilman Hall at WIU

Southern Illinois Earth Science Club – Mt. Veron, Illinois


Meetings held at Benton Community Bldg.Monthly Meetings 2nd Thursday, 7:30 pm

Greater Oak Lawn Diggers – Oak Lawn, Illinois

Meetings held at. Oakview CenterMonthly Meetings 1st Friday, 7:30 pm (September-June)

South Suburban Earth Science Club – Park Forest, Illinois

Meetings held at, The Park Forest LibraryMonthly Meetings 7:00 p.m. the first Thursday of each month except June and July

Peoria Academy of Science Geology Section – Peoria, Illinois

Meetings held at Cilco building
Monthly Meetings – 7 p. m. the forth Tuesday of each month

Gem City Rock Club – Quincy, Illinois

Meetings held at Good Samaritan Home Towne HallMonthly Meetings 3rd Monday, 7:30 pm

Black Hawk Gem and Mineral Club.- Rock Island, Illinois

Meetings held at Hauberg Civic CenterMonthly Meetings – 2nd Thursday, 7:30pm

Lincoln Earth Orbit Science Society (LOESS)- Rochester, Illinois

Meetings held at Illinois State Museum, Spring & Edwards Streets (south of the Capital Building)Monthly Meetings – Third Monday every month, 7:00 PM

Sauk Valley Rock and Mineral Club- Sterling, Illinois

Meetings held at Loveland Community BuildingMonthly Meetings 3rd Monday (Sept.- May), 7:00 pm

Lake County Gem and Mineral Society – Waukegan, Illinois

Meetings held at Waukegan Public LibrayMonthly Meetings (3rd Tuesday, 7:00 pm (except July, August, December)

Chicago Area Paleontological Society – Wheaton, Illinois

Meetings held at Benedictine CollegeMonthly Meetings 2nd Saturday, 7:15 pm

The Bead Society of Greater Chicago – Wilmette, Illinois

Meetings held at Salvation Army Community CenterMonthly Meetings, 2nd Thursday (except July & Aug.)

Source: Gem and Mineral Clubs Across the United States, the complete list