About the MGS

Founded in 1991, the MGS has been a club enjoyed by both amateur and professional fossil and mineral collectors. MGS emphasizes collecting, identification, study, and display aspects of the geological sciences. MGS is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS) and the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies (EFMLS).

MGS membership offers:
  • CLUB MEETINGS - In a normal year, the MGS meets every other month, beginning in January. In this pandemic period, current information about any upcoming meeting is posted on the club's Homepage. When meeting in person, sessions offer an opportunity to meet people with similar interests, share finds, get help with the identification of specimens, hear a paleontology or geology related program, and otherwise participate in the life of the club. A silent auction of fossils, minerals, and artifacts often concludes club meetings.
  • THE ROSTRUM - The club newsletter comes out in advance of each meeting. Each issue is emailed to members. The newsletter typically presents a message from the club president, background on the mineral of the meeting, information on upcoming trips, reports from past trips, a list of upcoming fossil and mineral shows and events, plus a host of other items of interest to club members. All members are encouraged to contribute articles, poems, and drawings to the newsletter. This invitation includes the children of the club, too.
  • COLLECTING TRIPS - The club arranges trips to many local as well as out-of-state collecting sites. Unless specified, only current club members can participate in these trips.
  • ANNUAL AUCTION - MGS holds an open auction in September which offers a great variety of fossils, minerals, publications, tools, etc.
  • Hope to see you at a meeting soon,
    Rick Smith

    You can contact the MGS President by emailing the . Thanks.

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