Southern Maryland Rock Mineral Club

Southern Md Rock Mineral Club Next Meeting  (More Info)Tuesday,  May 28 – 7:00pm Clearwater Lapidary ClubNext Meeting (More Info)Saturday, May 25 – 10:00amJGem Cutting ClassesNext Class  (More Info) Sat., June 1,  – 10:00am Sponsored by: The Clearwater Nature CenterA Division of the Prince Georges County Department of Parks and RecreationLocated at: 11400 Thrift Road, Clinton, MD. 20735 – (301) 297-4575.Open Daily 8:30am – 5:00pm       Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm     Closed Holidays(Go to the bottom of the hill on Thrift Rd and turn Right at  the “Clearwater Nature Center” sign.)Webmaster: Bob Davidson E-Mail:

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Patuxent Lapidary Guild

Learn to Cut Stones and Create Jewelry with the Patuxent Lapidary GuildAt Patuxent Lapidary Guild, we give you everything you need to develop your craft. Our artists often pick out elements from nature in order to create unique pieces of art. Our Artists Guild is full of creative and innovative artists who are waiting for you to come in so you can begin exploiting your imagination and creating masterpieces.See our class offerings and register at the Book Online tab.Open Shop Hours:Tuesday 6 pm-9 pm (SilverSmithing only)Wednesday 10 am-1 pm (Cab, Casting, Faceting and SilverSmithing)Thursday 6 pm-9 pm (Cab, Casting, Faceting and SilverSmithing)How to Find Us: Patuxent Lapidary Guild is located in the basement of the Annapolis Precious Metals, 169 Defense Hwy. Rt. 450, Annapolis, MDFrom I-97: at Annapolis, leave I-97 and get on Rt. 50 towards the Bay Bridge. After on Rt. 50, take the Parole Exit, continuing right onto West Street. Get in the left lane under the over pass and continues to MD Rt. 450/Defense Hwy, and turn left. 169 Defense Hwy is on the left shortly after the light going into Home Depot.From MD. Rt. 2/Ritchie Hwy.: Continue south and turn right onto West Street. Turn left onto Rt. 450/Defense Hwy.From Washington on Rt. 50: Exit at the Parole exit and continue as from direction from I-97

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Do you collect minerals? Like to learn about fossils? Interested in creating jewelry? Have a child excited about rocks and minerals? Or just want to learn about what is under your feet? Then read on… and join.

For over fifty years we have shared our excitement and knowledge of earth sciences, geology, mineralogy, paleontology (fossils), lapidary arts, and related subjects. Members represent a broad cross section of adults, juniors and families with all levels of expertise. Sharing this common interest, they enjoy the fun of collecting, studying, identifying, displaying, cutting, polishing, faceting, and sharing.

You need not have a degree in Earth Science or Geology! We have over 100 members with a variety of interests in earth sciences and lapidary arts. We are affiliated with the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, Inc. and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc.

Our meetings typically have a few minutes of business and announcements, followed by a guest speaker. After a short break, we catch up on any remaining announcements followed by our members’ show and tell table, and door prize drawings. We also have active junior programs (see meeting times below) for 10 to 15 year olds.

We adhere to the American Federation of Mineralogical Society Code of Ethics. Our Mission is to increase knowledge and popular interest in earth sciences, geology, mineralogy, paleontology (Fossils), lapidary arts, and related subjects.

Mailing Address: GEM, LAPIDARY, AND MINERAL SOCIETY OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD.,INC.P. O. BOX 444 Gaithersburg, MD 20884-0444

Meeting Place: Rockville Senior Center 1150 Carnation Drive Rockville, MD 7:30pm-10pm Second Monday of each month except July and August.

If schools are closed due to weather we do not meet. Junior program ages 10-15 in Sunroom 7:45pm-9pm.

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Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore


The Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore, Inc. is an organization with the purpose of increasing awareness and appreciation of the lapidary arts and sharing the knowledge of lapidary sciences and jewelry fabrication with the local community.

The Guild is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization We offer informational programs at our monthly meeting sheld the 1st Tuesday of each month September thru June, at 7:30 PM in our workshop located at Meadow Mill at Woodberry (next to the Woodberry light rail station) 3600 Clipper Mill Road, suite 116 Baltimore, MD 21211

We sponsor classes in both lapidary and jewelry fabrication, runs field trips and sponsor exhibitions such as the  GEM MINERAL JEWELRY & FOSSIL SHOW ; held annually at the Howard County Fairgrounds.

The Guild is a founding member of the Eastern Mineralogical & Lapidary Societies (EFMLS) Region IV – Delaware, Maryland, DC and Virginia and affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS)

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Chesapeake Gem Mineral Society  Baltimore Maryland

PictureChesapeake Gem & Mineral Society  Baltimore, Maryland

Our Next Meeting is Friday, June 14, 2019 Auction Night – From the Living Estate of John Kolasa

Refreshments are available Westchester Community Center – 7:30pm (Viewing at 7pm)

About Us: The Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Society is a Baltimore, MD based non-profit organization whose members share an interest in gems, minerals and fossils and rocks to name just a few. We are a  member of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical &  Lapidary Societies (EFMLS) and affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS). Our meetings normally include either a featured speaker or an auction (March, June and October). Visitors are always welcome!  Field trips are arranged for the warmer months and we sponsor a one day mineral show in May.   Our monthly club bulletin, Chippers’ Chatter, provides information about club activities and includes educational articles.Questions?  Contact us We look Forward to Seeing You!Meetings are held at 7:30 pm on the 2nd Friday of each month except July and August at the Westchester Community Center, 2414 Westchester Ave; Oella, MD (if using GPS use Ellicott City)    Click here for Directions

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WELCOME Our primary interests are in Minerals, Mineral Collecting and Micromounting

We are the founders of the Micromounters Hall of Fame

Guests are always welcome at our meetings which are held at the Natural History Society of Maryland, 6908 Belair Rd; Baltimore, MD 21206.  Our gatherings begin at 7:30 pm. on the 4th Wednesday of each month except November, December and June.

For more information, please e-mail us at

Contact Us We have no meeting scheduled for November since it’s Thanksgiving.  December is our annual Holiday Party at the home of one of our members and will be held on Saturday, December 22 Our next meeting at the Natural History Society is Wednesday, January 23.


The Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore, Inc.

The Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore will hold its, 52nd Annual  Atlantic Coast Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show. To be held at The Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship, MD  21794-9604.          This year’s event will occur on Saturday and Sunday, September 24th and 25th, 2016. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.   The show features quality dealers from all over the United States who sell jewelry, gemstones, minerals and fossils. Also featured are exhibits and displays of these items. There will be jewelry making, gemstone cutting, and related craft demonstrations and classes. Special displays and activities are available for children, including an opportunity to mine for real gemstones.   Admission: Adults $6.00 Children under 12 and scouts in uniform are free, when accompanied by an adult.   Directions to the Fairgrounds:   From Baltimore take I-70 to Rt. 32 south; Turn right on Rt. 144 west Fairgrounds Road is half a mile on the right.   From Washington area – Routes 29 or 95 North to Rt. 32 west/north; turn left on Rt. 144 west- Fairgrounds road is a half of a mile on the right.

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Maryland Geological Society

The Maryland Geological Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the collection, study, and display of all aspects of the geological sciences. Members include amateur and professional fossil and mineral collectors. Membership is open to all. The club meets at the Community Center in Bowie, Maryland, on the third Sunday of every other month, beginning in January. Visitors are welcome! What’s Hot The Paleontological Society has established a new membership category for amateur and avocational paleontologists beginning in 2017. The discounted annual fee is $30 and carries with it all of the benefits of regular membership, including online access to The Society’s two journals. Member benefits are outlined here. You can join online or via a paper form here. The President of The Society, Arnie Miller, invites your questions about this new membership category at Next Meeting Sunday, November 20, 2016. Meeting runs from 11 am to 3 pm at the Bowie Community Center, 3209 Stonybrook Drive, Bowie, Maryland 20715 Directions to the Center can be found under the Meetings & Trips tab above or at this link. Elections & Holiday Party Mineral of the Meeting: Halite

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The Southern Maryland Rock & Mineral Club and The Clearwater Lapidary Club – Welcome

PictureThe Clearwater Nature Center sponsors two clubs for people interested in rocks and minerals.  The Rock & Mineral Club goes on monthly field trips to collect rocks, minerals and fossils while the Clearwater Lapidary Club meets monthly to pursue gem cutting and jewelry making interests.

PictureSouthern Maryland Rock & Mineral Club GO TO ROCK CLUB WEBSITE Clearwater Lapidary Club GO TO LAPIDARY CLUB WEBSITE Clearwater Nature Center – 11400 Thrift Road, Clinton, MD. 20735 – (301) 297-4575. Open Daily 8:30am – 5:00pm       Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm     Closed Holidays

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