Source: Map of Pennsylvania
WelcomeThe Central Pennsylvania Rock and Mineral ClubHarrisburg, Pennsylvania The Central Pennsylvania Rock and Mineral Club, Inc. was established in 1958 by rock and mineral enthusiasts to:Encourage the interest, enjoyment, and appreciation of members, prospective members, and the public for rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, and the lapidary arts.The Central Pennsylvania Rock and Mineral Club, Inc is a non-profit (501c3) educational organization and is a member of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, Inc. and a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.The question asked the most of this website: “Where can I collect?” Join the club! This is not a pitch for new members, it is the best answer. Many sites are never open to the public. Due to our commitment to safety and the fact that clubs like ours carry insurance on each member, quarries and mine dumps often give us occasional access that individuals do not enjoy. Our low membership fee allows you go participate in dozens of field trips each year.
Meet people with similar interestsExciting programs and eventsShow off your newest findsDiscuss upcoming field tripsAnnual auctions for club membersYouth programsAnnual club picnic
The general meetings of the Central Pennsylvania Rock and Mineral Club are held the second Thursday of each month, with the exception of August and December, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas United Church of Christ, 6490 Linglestown Road (Rt. 39), Harrisburg, PA 17112.Meetings vary and have included guest speakers, lapidary demonstrations,auctions, and other group activities such as show and tell. There is also asmall library for members to check out books which may interest them.•The August meeting is our family picnic, which usually includes a collecting opportunity, in addition to good eats and great fellowship.•December features our annual holiday party. Fun, food, and geology secret Santa for all who wish to participate.•Both events are open to all CPRMC members and their families.
Visitors are invited and always welcome at our monthly meetings!
Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club, Inc.
P. O. Box 142 Sayre, PA 18840
We talk to each other – We help each other
We teach each other – We smile a lot!
The club was organized in 1962 in Sayre, PA to assemble for the purpose of studying and collecting rock, mineral, fossil and shell specimens, and to develop skills in the lapidary arts. We are members of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Our members form an informal group, and welcome any person with a sincere interest in any of the branches of mineral and lapidary arts. The name Che-Hanna, was selected as a contraction of the two rivers, the Chemung and Susquehanna, which meet at Athens, PA.
MEETINGS are held at the Sayre High School (on Lockhart Street) at 7:00 P.M. in the Cafeteria, the 2nd Wednesday each month, except JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, and DECEMBER. Those meetings/events (and any changes) will be announced in the newsletter as to event time, date and location. Visitors are always welcome. There is a parking area on the side facing the hospital and a smaller lot in back via S. Hopkins Street. The red block is the cafeteria. During winter months especially, if the school announces that it is closed, then our meeting is canceled.
GEM CITY ROCK and MINERAL SOCIETY
in the basement of the Renaissance Centre building at
1001 State Street, Erie, PA
on the south east corner of 10th and State Streets downtown.
To find the club, go in the State Street revolving door and look for the stairway down to the basement on the right side of the lobby, or look for the elevators to the right of the lobby and take the third elevator to the basement level. From there you should be able to see the door to our area.
There is a parking ramp next door on the south side of 10th Street between State and French, which should be free on Saturdays and Sundays.
The society was organized in 1858 as a part of the biological and microscopical section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. A group of 27 professionals mostly medical doctors, met regularly to study the natural sciences under the microscope. In 1925 the group was reorganized as an independent non-profit educational entity under the name …Leidy Microscopical Society. The name was chosen to honor Dr. Joseph P. Leidy, one of the founders and preeminent members of the society. The society met regularly at the Academy for 70 years until January 1995 when it moved to the Northminster Presbyterian Church in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. In 2009, the membership is comprised of 30 some people from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. the society meeting notes are published in the “Rock Chatter”, the monthly newsletter of the Rock and Mineral Club of Lower Bucks County.
We cordially invite YOU to join us. Do you have an interest in minerals or fossils? Are you looking for an interesting hobby? Why not come and join us for an afternoon to see what we are all about. Our Club is 34 years old and meets at the Moosic Presbyterian Church Reading Room on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM and is over before 5:00 PM. We meet on the fourth Sunday of September, October, November, January, February, March and April. Instead of a meeting in December, we have a Christmas Dinner Party at a restaurant. At our January meeting we hold our annual mineral auction, which is really a fun time. The summer months are for field trips and our summer picnic. We also hold a annual mineral show. We are quite diversified in out interests which include mineral and fossil appreciation and collecting, cabachoning, wirewrapping, jewelry making, designing mineral centerpieces and gem trees. As you can see, there’s a lot to learn and have fun with. Organization formed: 1973 Meeting place: Moosic Presbyterian Church Reading Room, 625 Main St., Moosic, PA. Meeting time: Fourth Sunday of the month September through April, except for December (Holiday Party) and also changed if conflicts with any holiday. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1152, Pittston, PA, 18640-5138 The membership dues are payable annually, with the membership year running from January 1st to December 31st.
Welcome to the homepage of the Monongahela Rockhounds. We are a mineral, fossil, and lapidary club in the Pittsburgh area. We are part of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies (EFMLS) which is part of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS). We have also now signed up for the Future Rockhounds of America program, created by the AFMS to provide activities for young rockhounds. For more information about the FRA program, see the kids page. Our members receive the Monongahela Rockhound News, the montly newsletter. Click here for a two-page sample. Mission Statement To promote, among its members and the general public, an interest in collection of minerals, fossils, and associated items. To promote their use in lapidary work. To promote the study and classification of minerals, gemstones, and other items of such nature. Membership Membership Application Form [PDF] Membership is open to all children and adults. Yearly dues are $10.00 for an individual and $20.00 for a family. To become a member, come to one of our monthly meetings or fill out the pdf application and mail it to the address on the form.
The Monongahela Rockhounds have monthly meetings. On the first Saturday of months September through June, a meeting is held at 7:30 pm in the Munhall Borough Building. The meeting length varies, but usually lasts about 2 hours. There is no meeting in December, July, or August.Munhall Borough Building
1900 West St
Homestead, PA, 15120-2535
Welcome to the homepage of the Moraine Rockbusters. We are a non-profit mineral, fossil, and lapidary club located in Mars, PA, just north of Pittsburgh, PA.
We welcome visitors and new members of all ages and all experience levels. Come join with us in exploring the facinating world of rocks, minerals, fossils, and gems.
The Moraine Rockbusters, Inc. is dedicated to promoting interest and education in the earth sciences, and to cooperate with educational and scientific institutions or other groups engaged in increasing the knowledge and popular interest in geology, mineralogy, the lapidary arts, and related subjects.
Membership is open to all children and adults. Yearly dues are $15.00 for an individual and $1.00 for each child under 16, with an adult membership. Visitors to our meetings are welcome, but expected to join after 3 visits.
Some of the benefits of joining are: it is informative and educational, access to experienced members with extensive knowledge that are willing to answer questions and help you, safety tips to protect yourself and others, a monthly newsletter, field trips, club auctions, etc.
You can contact us at email@example.com
Meetings are usually on the second Saturday of every month at 7:30P.M. at the United Presbyterian Church in Mars, PA. Entrance and parking are at the rear of the Church on Garfield Ave. We meet in the board room on the first floor of the Church. (Directions are on the About Us page). Any changes to the normal start time of 7:30 pm will be noted below with the meeting subject / topic.
Please note that even though presenters and/or topics may vary from the schedule shown below, all meetings are informative and fun!
Members — please check the website and/or emails for any meeting rescheduling or cancelations due to weather, location changes, etc.
Source: Moraine Rockbusters homepage
Nittany Mineralogical Society, Inc. State College, Pennsylvania Your local non-profit mineral, gem and rock club generally meets the third Wednesday of each month, August through May. We now meet in Penn State’s Earth and Engineering Sciences Building, on White Course Drive off North Atherton Street. See driving directions and campus maps. All are welcome to attend our meetings! Parents must provide supervision of minors. Mineral collectors and rockhounds, earth scientists and dinosaur lovers will all enjoy our activities.
Pennsylvania Earth Sciences Association The Pennsylvania Earth Sciences Association (PESA) is a Lehigh Valley based group of earth science enthusiasts – people who enjoying hammering rock and digging dirt in the quest for better specimens, individuals who prefer attending rock shows that don’t result in hearing loss. Our membership is diverse, ranging in age from school-age children to retirees, and in experience level from beginners to advanced. While the majority of our members are interested in mineralogy, their interests extend into related fields of paleontology, gemstones, and the lapidary arts. PESA was chartered in 1964 to provide opportunities for its members to share information, add to their collections, and learn about other facets of the earth sciences and lapidary arts. We are incorporated under the laws of Pennsylvania, and registered as a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our activities General meetings General meetings are open to members and guests. Anyone is welcome to bring and display favorite specimens, recently acquired material, or unidentified material about which they would like to receive feedback from other club members. A short business meeting is followed by a formal lecture on a subject within the earth sciences or lapidary arts. Lecturers include members, fellow collectors, professionals from geoscience industries, and university faculty. Map Meetings are held the third Monday of each month at Helfrich Springs Grist Mill, located at the intersection of Mickley Road and Lenhert Road in Whitehall Township, Lehigh County (less than a mile southwest of Lehigh Valley Mall).