Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society, Chicago, IL
Chicago Rocks and Minerals Society
Chicago Rocks and Minerals Society
Chicago Rocks and Minerals Society
Chicago Rocks and Minerals Society
Chicago Rocks and Minerals Society

Our next meeting is September 8, 2018
Our Speaker is Paleoartist Tyler Keillor!

You're invited to attend the next meeting of the Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society on Saturday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. Our speaker is paleoartist and reconstructionist Tyler Keillor, manager of Paleontologist Paul Sereno's lab at the University of Chicago. Tyler will tell us what's new in his world where dinosaurs come to life.


Featured Specimen
— Purple Fluorite —
with Purple Zoning

Purple Fluorite with Purple Zoning

— from Hardin County, IL —


Newsletter Contributions

Our newsletter, The Pick And Dop Stick, is always looking for new submissions. If you have an article you would like to submit to the newsletter, a news item, pictures of one of your rockhound adventures, or another contribution, please send it to Rachele.Best@yahoo.com. We welcome all kinds of contributions!


November 10, 2018:
Our Speaker is Joel Knapper,
NASA Solar Ambassador


December 8, 2018:
Our Speaker is CRMS Member Ben Chorn

Ben will tell us about the Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society's field trip to the Dorris family's topaz, amazonite and smoky quartz claims and other points of interest in Colorado.


Talk About Digging Things Up!

The club has recently come across old newsletters. We are in the process of digitizing them for posterity's sake. I thought it would be great to post the very first newsletter of our club here for all to see. This newsletter was originally mimeographed (remember the smell of mimeographed pages!) and later zeroxed. With some time and effort, it was scanned in and cleaned up. Click here to see what was going on in the club in October of 1946.


Check out our Calendar of Events for more great rockhound events!

Upcoming Club Events...

Click on the event for more information.


CRMS Meeting
9/8/2018
CRMS Meeting
10/13/2018
CRMS Meeting
11/10/2018
CRMS Meeting
12/8/2018
CRMS Meeting
1/12/2019
CRMS Meeting
2/9/2019
CRMS Silent Auction
3/9/2019
CRMS Meeting
4/13/2019
CRMS Meeting
5/11/2019
CGMA Show
5/25-26/2019
CRMS Meeting
6/8/2019

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I would like to give a special
"thanks" to Rod Piechowski
for his help photographing
many of the images in this site.

Our Purpose

The objectives of the Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society are to study, disseminate, and promote interest in the earth sciences - emphasizing the various aspects of geology, paleontology, paleobotany, mineralogy and the lapidary arts, as well as to collect minerals, fossil specimens, and cutting material. Plus, we tend to socialize a lot, entertain ourselves with fabulous speakers and eat great snacks!

Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. on the second Saturday
of the month (except July and August) at:

St. Peter's United Church of Christ
8013 Laramie Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077
(At Laramie and Oakton - across from
the Skokie Public Library)

If you would like more information about our club,
please contact us at info@chicagorocks.org
or call Jeanine at 312-623-1554.

For more information about our Meetings
and their Location, please click here.

Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society is a not-for-profit organization.

Other News

This Month in The Pick and Dop Stick

  • Read "Fluorescence in Minerals" Get some background into this phenomenon before Chris Clemens speaks at our next meeting.
  • Learn more about "Fluorescent Uranium Glass".
  • See the notes on "Atomic Faceting" from the U. S. Geological Survey.
  • In Bench Tips, learn how to turn your pliers into no-mar pliers. Also find links to different sites for patina recipes and supplies.
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