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!
Some Highlights of the January Meeting
Many fossil and mineral treasures are on display in the MGS Gallery. The cow shark teeth shown below, Notorynchus primigenius, are part of Jim Stedman's collection. They were found in the Calvert Formation and date from the Miocene Epoch.
Recent Finds and Prized Specimens
Next MeetingSunday, March 19, 2017.
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.
Speaker and Topic: TBA
Mineral of the Meeting: Rutile
Rutile from Graves Mountain, Georgia. Image reproduced with permission of Rob Lavinsky under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Image is available from Wikimedia Commons.
No trips planned at the present time
A list of club shows in the eastern region of the U.S. is on the EFMLS' calendar. Selected shows and related events are listed below.
Shows & Related Events
Delaware Mineralogical Society Show on March 4-5 will be held on the University of Delaware (Wilmington) campus and will feature minerals, fossil, artifacts, and more. Information is available here.
Gem, Lapidary & Mineral Society of Montgomery County's 53rd Annual Show on March 18-19 will held on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Montgomery County, MD. The show will feature jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils, and more. Information is available here.
The Paleontological Society now has a membership category for amateur and avocational paleontologists beginning in 2017. The discounted annual fee is $30 and carries with it all of the benefits of regular membership, including online access to The Society's two journals. Member benefits are outlined here. You can join online or via a paper form here. The Society President Arnie Miller invites your questions about this membership category at email@example.com.
Paleontological Society Membership
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 December newsletter can be downloaded here.
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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