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

Summer is here once again!!
Our next meeting is September 13, 2014

Looking for Tully Monsters

Summer is here and our members are off in every direction to find what interests them. Whether it be rocks, minerals or fossils, I'm sure they are digging up something good. Our next meeting is September 13, 2014. Hope to see you all there! Don't forget to bring any unusual or exciting finds for Show & Tell.

Looking for something to do this summer? Don't forget to visit our Events page to see what shows or other events are going on this summer.

Looking for some place to go summer? Visit our Places to Visit page to find a rockhound destination.

Specimen of the Month
— Apophyllite on Stilbite —

Specimen of the Month

This specimen of apophyllite on stilbite was found in India.

We would like to thank Wayne Dawson for his presentation on taking a Quartzsite Field Trip. He also showed off some interesting purchases he made while on his trips to Quartzsite.

A special thanks goes out to everyone who helped make our 65th annual Silent Auction the huge success that it was!

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.

Join us at our meeting June 14, 2014
for our election of officers

This is our last meeting before we break for the summer. Come and cast your vote for next year's board members. We are looking for new people with new ideas to make the club the success that it is. There are still some positions open and available: Vice President, Editor & Publisher, Historian, Silent Auction Chair(s) & Swap Chair(s). If you would like to be considered for one of these positions or run for any of the other positions, contact one of our current board members for more information or email us at

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

Upcoming Club Events...

Click on the event for more information.

Summer is here!
Geo Juniors
All September
The Geo Juniors will have a display case at the Arlington Heights Library throughout the month of September. Come and see it. It will be in the cases at the entrance off of Dunton Avenue.
CRMS Meeting
CRMS Meeting
CRMS Meeting
CRMS Meeting

"Like" our new
Facebook Page!

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new Facebook page.

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 alot, 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
or call Jeanine at 773-774-2054.

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

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

Other News

Geo Juniors' Display Case

As part of the badge program, the Geo Juniors will have a display case set up at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Along with promoting the club and the Geo Junior program, they will be displaying some of the things they have done to earn their badges along with some of their rock and mineral collections. If you are in the area, drop by to support their efforts. The display will run through the entire month of September.

Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 - 847-392-0100

New Article

Visit our Award Winning Articles page to see the latest article posted here. Since not all articles can win an award, we have just added a new section for Other Articles. These articles may not have won awards within the federations but we feel they are just as deserving to share with the rest of the world!