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, January 20, 2019
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 Activities tab above
or at this link.
Speaker and Topic: TBA
Mineral of the Meeting: Galena
This specimen of Galena is from Cherokee County, Kansas. Image is reproduced with permission of Rob Lavinsky under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license, and available from Wikimedia Commons.
A list of club shows in the eastern region of the U.S. is on the EFMLS' calendar.
Shows & Related Events
The MGS Trips page has information on policies regarding trips and details about any upcoming trips. MGS trips are restricted to members.
The Calvert Marine Museum's "Dinosaurs of Maryland" exhibit features several fossils on loan from MGS members Mike Folmer and Rick Smith. MGS member Flo Strean provided important financial support for the exhibit which is on the Mezzanine Level of the museum and runs through the end of 2018.
MGS Members Contribute to Dinosaur Exhibit
The Geology and Vertebrate Paleontology of the Calvert Cliffs, Maryland, edited by Stephen J. Godfrey, offers detailed descriptions and stunning pictures of vertebrate fossils from the Cliffs. A PDF copy of the book can be downloaded here.
New Smithsonian Publication about the Calvert Cliffs
Evolutionary biologist Keith Thomson:
Fossils give us an extended view of life itself, projecting life into a time dimension in which an anthropocentric viewpoint is meaningless.
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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