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.

Source: The Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore, Inc. | Home

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

Source: Maryland Geological Society

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

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

Gem, Lapidary, and Mineral Society of Montgomery County MD

Gem, Lapidary, and Mineral Society of Montgomery County MD., Inc. A 501 C-3 non-profit education organization   Next Meeting: Monday November 14, 7:30 PM @ Rockville Senior Center Presentation: Our Hobby, Our Passion: Getting to Know Our Fellow Members’ Favorite Things About Gems, Lapidary, or Minerals Junior Program (focused on ages 10-16)… Fluorescent Minerals. Rockhounder Events Board Members Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show Photos/History Library Interesting Links 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.

Source: GLMSMC – Welcome!

Maryland Gem and Mineral Clubs 

American Fossil Federation – Arnold, Maryland

Meetings held at The Bowie Community CenterMonthly Meetings – Meets 6 times a year on the second Sunday of January, March, July, September, and November
and the third Sunday in May. Opens at 10:00 AM and AFF meetings start at 11:30 AM

Anne Arundel Gem and Mineral Society – Arnold, Maryland

Meetings held at Severna Park LibraryMonthly Meetings – 1st Monday 7:30 pm (SepJune)

Chesapeake Gem and Mineral Society – Baltimore, Maryland

Meetings held at Women’s Club of Catonsville St. Timothy’s, Lane and Old Frederick RdMonthly Meetings – 2nd Friday, 7:45 pm (Except Aug)

Gem Cutters Guild of Bailtimore – Baltimore, Maryland

Meetings held at Workshop in Meadow Mill 3600 Clipper Mill Road #116, Baltimore, MD 21211Annual Show – September
News Letter – Gem Cutters News
Monthly Meetings – first Tuesday of every month (except for July and August) at 7:30pm

Maryland Geological Society – Baltimore, Maryland

Meetings held at Bowie Community CenterNews Letter – The Rostrum Monthly Meetings – 1st Monday 7:30 pm (SepJune)

Southern Maryland Rock and Mineral Club – Clinton, Maryland

Meetings held at Clearwater Nature Center 11000 Thrift Rd.Annual Show – February News Letter – Rock Talk Monthly Meetings – 4th Tuesday, 7:30 pm

Patuxent Lapidary Guild – Ft. Meade, Maryland

Meetings held at Patuxent Lapidary Guild
Basement of the Annapolis Precious Metals
169 Defense Hwy Rt. 450Monthly Meetings – 7 – 9 PM on the third Monday of each month

Baltimore Mineral Society – Pasadena, Maryland

Meetings held at Maryland Academy of Science, Board Room 601 Light St., BaltimoreMonthly Meetings – 3rd Friday, 7:30 pm

Gem, Lapidary, and Mineral Society of Montgomery County – Gaithersburg, Maryland


Meetings held at Rockville Senior Center 1150 Carnation DriveAnnual Show – March
Monthly Meetings – 7:30 PM, 2nd Monday of the month, September to June

Gem, Lapidary, and Mineral Society Of Washington – Silver Spring, Maryland

Meetings held at Chevy Chase Community Center Connecticut Ave. NW and McKinley St.News Letter – The Dopstick
Monthly Meetings – 4th Tuesday, 7:00pm

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