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The Maryland Geological Society, a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the collection, study, and display of all aspects of the geological sciences, is composed of amateur and professional fossil and mineral collectors. Membership is open to all and visitors to our meetings are always welcome!

Next Meeting Planned for the Fall

It was decided at the recent club business meeting that the Maryland Geological Society will hold its next meeting this fall. This will be the final meeting of the year. More information will be forthcoming. It is also under consideration to hold the meeting jointly with the American Fossil Federation.

Scenes From the May 19th Meeting

The MGS held an in-person, joint meeting with the AFF on Sunday, May 19th. Stephen Godfrey, Curator of Paleontology at the Calvert Marine Museum, gave an excellent talk on two topics: coprolites and dinosaur fabrication projects. Here are a few pictures taken by Mike Folmer at the meeting.


Meeting, Fall, 2024 with exact date and time to be determined

Links to Upcoming Shows and Events of Other Clubs

A list of club shows in the eastern region of the U.S. is on the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies' calendar.

MGS WebSightings Page: Portal to Fossil and Mineral Stories on the Web

The MGS WebSightings page gathers links to recent articles on fossils and minerals that appear on the web. Among the topics covered by the most recent articles: the sale of a stegosaurus fossil for nearly $45 million; the richness of more than 40-million-year-old Australian amber; and a profile of a dedicated amateur collector of fossils from England's Jurassic coast.

About the MGS

Interested in learning some of the history of the club, who the MGS officers are, and how to join? The "About MGS" button at the top of this page provides links to pages that provide all of that information. Our meetings are an opportunity to interact with friendly and knowledgeable collectors.

Notable Quote

Paleontologist Bretton Kent at an MGS meeting:

Amateur collectors make paleontology possible.
The Maryland Geological Society is a member of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.

The Maryland Geological Society is NOT affiliated with the Maryland Geological Survey, a state governmental organization.
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