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!
Seen at the May Meeting
At the May meeting, Charlie Shyab had this collection of fossils from the Sulphur River in Texas on display. No, that's not
a section of articulated mosasaur spine on the left; it's just several mosasaur vertebrae Charlie lined up in an effort
to spark conversation. On the right is a bacculite (an ammonite with a straight shell). Photograph by Jim Stedman.
The MGS newsletter The Rostrum was well represented in the awards recently announced by the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies for outstanding contributions to member clubs' newsletters.
MGS Members Win EFMLS Awards for Rostrum Contributions
Two trophy awards (the highest available) were made to MGS authors. Bob Farrar won with Hardscrabble Mining in Morocco, and Lyle Peterson took a trophy award for his poem titled Extraction. Both of these pieces appeared in the May, 2014, issue of The Rostrum which is available here. Bob's article begins on page 5 and Lyle's poem can be found on page 10. The list of the many MGS award winners this year appears on The Rostrum award page.
MGS members, please contribute to this tradition of excellence by submitting an article, a poem, or a drawing to Editor Rick Smith for a future issue.
Next MeetingSunday, July 19, 2015.
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.
Talk of the Meeting: TBA
Mineral of the Meeting: TBA
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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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