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 and all are welcome!
Passing of Donald S. Miller

The MGS community is saddened by the recent death of Don Miller. He was a well-respected and well-liked amateur paleontologist who was an MGS member. A past president of the Delaware Valley Paleontological Society, he was also an author and owner of the website Miller's Fossils. More information can be found here. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the DVPS in his name.

New paper available from Dr. Robert Weems

MGS member Dr. Robert Weems has graciously made available a PDF copy of a recent research article he published titled Paleogene Chelonians from Maryland and Virginia. In it, he describes 22 different kinds of Paleogene turtles. A copy can be downloaded under the Links & Articles tab above or by clicking on this link.

∼Explore Our Website∼

The tabs at the top of the page take you to a host of interesting and informative pages:
  • About MGS provides the club history, how to join, and contacts.
  • Meetings & Trips has dates and locations of upcoming meetings and future trips.
  • Newsletter is your gateway to information on our award-winning newsletter.
  • Gallery features pictures of members' fossil and mineral treasures.
  • Links & Articles links you to fossil and mineral resources, news stories, and Frequently Asked Questions about hunting Maryland fossils and minerals.
  • Club Pride describes MGS material, such as T-shirts, for sale at our meetings.

★Recent Fossil Find★

Nice examples of Otodus obliquus fossils from Maryland.

★Next Meeting★

Sunday, September 21, 2014.

Meeting Features the 12th Annual Auction.

Come and bid on many fine fossils,
minerals, and artifacts. Bring items for
the auction and make some money while
helping the club. Information about
the auction and auction forms (in PDF) are
available here.

Meeting and auction will run 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.

Mineral of the Meeting: Cassiterite

Image reproduced with permission of Rob
Lavinsky of under a Creative
Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
Unported license. Image available on
Wikimedia Commons.

★Next Field Trip★

Saturday, October 25th, to Liverpool Point, Maryland. More info on the trips page.

★Each One Teach One Award★

MGS President Rick Smith (left) presents MGS Vice President Eric Seifter with an Each One Teach One Award from the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies.

This award was made in recognition of Eric's many activities teaching the public about the paleontological and geological sciences.
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