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!
Want to keep up with some of the latest information on fossils and minerals appearing on the web? Then check out the MGS WebSightings page.
Next MeetingSunday, March 17, 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: Olivine
This specimen is from the North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan. 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
Selected shows and related events are listed below:
Friday, March 8, 2019 - The Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Society's Auction will take place at Westchester Community Center at 7:30 pm (viewing at 7:00 pm). The auction will feature fossils and minerals. The Community Center is at 2414 Westchester Ave., Oella, MD 21043. (For GPS devices, use Ellicott City instead of Oella.)
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
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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