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!

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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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