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The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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The Midwest Historical Research Society is a Metal Detecting Club located in Chicago Illinois
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.
Our passion is rocks, minerals, gemstones & fossils–and it shows!
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.
Northwest IL Rock Club meetings are at 7pm the 3rd Thursday of each month. There is a membership fee of $11 a year for a single person, or $13 for a family. Meetings are held at the Bethany United Church of Christ 2341 W. Stephenson in Freeport Il Questions? Please contact: Brian Green email@example.com
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!
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
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)
Meetings held at Saint Alban’s Episcopal ChurchMonthly Meetings – 12:00 (noon) 4th Sunday of each month except Dec)
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
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)
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
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
Meetings held at Hauberg Civic CenterMonthly Meetings – 2nd Thursday, 7:30pm
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.)