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 18, 2018
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.
Holiday Party and Election of Officers
Mineral of the Meeting: Rheniite
This specimen of Rheniite (as with all specimens of this mineral) was found at the Kudriavy volcano, Itrup Island, off the Pacific coast of Russia. 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:
MGS members are invited to participate in a trip in November hosted by the Calvert Marine Museum Fossil Club. Information on this trip is on the MGS Trips page.
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 Calvert Marine Museum's Dinosaurs of Maryland Exhibit
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 Fall 2018 newsletter can be found here.
FOSSIL Project - Latest Newsletter
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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