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
Happy Holidays


We Are Getting Ready For Our
70th Annual Silent Auction

Join us on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 6PM to 9 PM
for an evening of fun, food and great deals.
Click here for the latest information on our 70th annual auction.

Club members are to start filling out their forms
for the auction and bring them to our next meeting.


Photos by: Rod Piechowski


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!


Need Tickets to the
International Gem and Jewelry Show?

International Gem and Jewelry Show - Friday Dec. 7 - Sunday Dec 9
Fr: 12pm-6pm, Sa: 10am-6pm, Su: 11am-5pm — $8 admission or free with prepaid admissions card with club membership. Active military FREE with current ID (offer includes immediate family). No children under 9 or strollers allowed.

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd., Rosemont,IL.

Info: Visit their website at: https://www.intergem.com/events/upcoming-shows/chicago-il-december-7-9-2018

**Please note that each pass is only good for 1 person.
Click here to download your pass.


Facebook

Like the Geo Juniors facebook Page!

That's right! The Geo Juniors just started their facebook page. Please give it a visit and a Like. https://www.facebook.com/JuniorsGeo/


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!

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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