Boston Mineral Club

HOME   Welcome to the Boston Mineral Club website! If you have suggestions, questions or comments about the site, please use the Contact page. You do not need a college degree in earth sciences to join the club! We are open to all. We welcome and encourage new members to join the club. Membership  What We Do The Boston Mineral Club (BMC) was founded in 1936 to “promote the study and collecting of rocks and minerals, to encourage friendly cooperation among mineralogists and collectors, [and] to promote the study of mineralogy and related arts and sciences coming within the purview of earth sciences…” In the pursuit of these goals, the BMC offers educational programs at club meetings, mineral collecting field trips, a newsletter, and access to our mineralogical reference library. The Boston Mineral Club is a member of the American Federation of Mineral Societies and the Eastern Federation of Mineral and Lapidary Societies. The BMC also is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) educational organization.

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Worcester Mineral Club

The Worcester Mineral Club has about 100 members with interests in minerals, gems, fossils, lapidary, jewelry making, treasure hunting, mineralogy, geology, paleontology, and other Earth sciences. People of all ages are welcome and encouraged to share their interests in and through the club. MEETINGS The club generally meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM (except July and August) at Trinity Episcopal Church, Main Street, Shrewsbury. Trips to collecting sites, museums, and special events are planned throughout the year. The meetings generally consist of a short business agenda followed by an educational or informative program. Programs presented may be speakers often with slides, specimens, or other visual aides, films, or demonstrations. Speakers talk on a variety of topics and range from our own club members with experiences or expertise to share to prominent researchers that work in an Earth science field.   Children’s educational programs and activities are planned for meetings as interest arises. There are door prizes drawn at the meetings. Refreshments are available. In addition, everyone is encouraged to bring in specimens or their lapidary work to display to the members. MEMBERSHIP All are welcome to join the Worcester Mineral Club. The cost for individual membership is $10.00 per year and $15.00 per year for family memberships (2 adults 18+ max). Dues are payable at the time of membership, which runs from September to September.

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Massachusetts Gem and Mineral Clubs 

Rock and Mineral Clubs across the USA! Rock, gem, and mineral clubs can show you how to rockhound, learn the lapidary arts, and make new friends!

Boston Mineral Club – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Meetings held at Harvard University Mineralogical MuseumAnnual Show – January News Letter – Newsletter Monthly Meetings – 1st Tuesday, 8:00 pm

Greylock Mineral Club – Dalton, Massachusetts

Meetings held at First Unitd Methodist Church. Fenn St., PittsfieldMonthly Meetings – 1st Friday, 7:00 pm

Connecticut Valley Mineral Club – Springfield, Massachusetts

The Connecticut Valley Mineral Club was founded in 1940, with our first formal meeting March 7, 1941, and dedicated to the study, appreciation and preservation of rocks, minerals, fossils and all aspects of Earth Science. We pass on our love of minerals to people of all ages with a special focus on schools with lectures and hands on presentations to students.
Meetings held at the Tolman Wing of the Springfield Science Museum at the Quadrangle, Springfield, MassachusettsAnnual Show – March
Monthly Meetings – first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm

North Shore Rock and Mineral Club – Lynn, Massachusetts

Meetings held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 12 Washington St., PeabodyAnnual Show – May Monthly Meetings – 3rd Friday, 7:30 pm (Sep-May)

Northern Berkshire Mineral Club – North Adams, Massachusetts

Meetings held at Spitzer Center 148 Ashland StMonthly Meetings – 2nd Sunday, 6:30 pm (Sep-Apr) P.M

Southeastern Massachusetts Mineral Club – Norwell, Massachusetts

Meetings held at Shore Natural Science Ctr., Jacobs LaneMonthly Meetings – 2nd Thursday, 7:30 pm

Nashoba Valley Mineralogical Society – Stow, Massachusetts

Meetings held at Fletcher Library, WestfordMonthly Meetings – 2nd Tuesday, 7:00pm

Micromounters of New Englandb – Sudbury, Massachusetts

Meetings held at Trinity Lutheran ChurchMonthly Meetings – September, November, January, February, March, and April,
on the third Saturday of the month if possible from 9am to noon

Worcester Mineral Club – Worcester, Massachusetts

Meetings held at Trinity Episcopal Church Main Street, ShrewsburyAnnual Show – November Monthly Meetings – 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 pm

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