Welcome The 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 to go participate in dozens of field trips each year.
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 a small 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!