The Maryland Geological Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the collection, study, and display of all aspects of the geological sciences. Members include amateur and professional fossil and mineral collectors. Membership is open to all.
The club meets at the Community Center in Bowie, Maryland, on the third Sunday of every other month, beginning in January. Visitors are welcome!
Next MeetingSunday, November 20, 2016.
Meeting runs from 11 am to 3 pm
at the Bowie Community Center,
3209 Stonybrook Drive, Bowie, Maryland 20715
Directions to the Center can be found
under the Meetings & Trips tab above
or at this link.
Elections & Holiday Party
Mineral of the Meeting: Halite
Block of halite crystals. Image by Walter J. Pilsak and reproduced under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Image is available from Wikimedia Commons.
November 26: John Wolf Memorial collecting trip to Odessa, DE. More information can be found on the Upcoming Trips page.
A list of club shows in the eastern region of the U.S. is on the EFMLS' calendar. Selected shows and related events are listed below.
Shows & Related Events
Auction and Sale hosted by the Gem, Lapidary and Mineral Society of Washington, D.C., on October 30. Auction Preview - noon to 2 p.m.; Auction - 2-5 p.m. Auction and sale will be held at the Bethesda Woman's Club in Bethesda, MD. Admission and parking are free. More information available here.
Friends of Mineralogy - Pennsylvania Chapter Symposium on November 5-6. Symposium will be held on the Franklin & Marshall College campus. More information available here.
Northern Virginia Mineral Club Show on November 19-20. Show will be held on the George Mason University campus. More information available here.
The FOSSIL Project, sponsored by the Florida Museum of Natural History and funded by the National Science Foundation, is networking amateur and professional paleontologists and their organizations. Its September newsletter can be downloaded here.
The Maryland Geological Society is a member of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.
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