CCFMS Member Clubs


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There are many clubs in central Canada that meet regularly to collect rocks, learn about the earth sciences and do lapidary arts and crafts. If you are interested in rocks and minerals and are interested in joining a club or meeting other rockhounds, then contact a club near you. Kids are welcome but may have problems going on field trips due to legal issues. The clubs can tell you this.

There are 5 clubs that are active in the Greater Toronto Area. Each club has it's own "flavour", so visit a few before deciding which one to join. Some people join the club nearest to the place they live or work; other people join the club that seems to be more active in the area that interests them. Many rockhounds belong to more than one club. Every club welcomes visitors. Don't feel that you need to make a commitment before you come and visit for a few times.

If you already have a club, or are thinking of forming a club, and would like to enjoy the benefits of being a CCFMS affiliated club, please visit our page on How to Become a Member Club


Meetings / Focus

Bancroft Gem and Mineral Club

Meeting: Normally the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in The Restored Train Station in Bancroft. On Jan 7th, 2014 will be the AGM (Annual General Meeting). No meeting in February and July's mtg will be on the second Tuesday due to the July 1st holiday.
Focus: Monthly meetings, field trips, annual show
Contact: Frank Melanson (Pres)
P.O. Box 1749, Bancroft, ON, K0L 1C0

Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Society  

Meeting: 3rd Friday each month (except July & August) 7:30 pm. T.B. Costain S.C. Johnson Community Centre, 16 Morrell St. Brantford
Focus: Monthly meetings, lapidary workshops, annual show, field trips
Address: c/o 1 Sherwood Drive, Brantford, ON, N3T 1N3

Canadian Micro-Mineral Association (CMMA)  

Meeting:No regular mtgs. Spring symposium first weekend of May and Fall Mini-conference in Nov
Focus: Workshops, mineral exchange, and lectures.
Contact: Frank Ruehlicke (Pres)
Address: 660 Heathcliffe Place
Waterloo, ON, Canada
N2T 2P3


Club de minéralogie du Saguenay Lac Saint-Jean

Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 19h Université du Québec à Chicoutimi room P2-3080.
Focus: monthly meeting (talk on either a mineral, a locality, a mineralogical phenomenon, a technique, etc.) and field trips.
Contact: Paul Bedard,
Address: c/o Paul Bédard, Sciences de la Terre, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, 555 boul. Université Chicoutimi, Québec, G7H 2B1

Club of amateurs of minerals and fossils of the Gaspe

Focus: Education
Contact: Christion Rioux, 418-368-0663,
Address: 196, Boul.  Gaspe, Gaspe, G4X 1B1

Kawartha Rock and Fossil Club Inc. 

Meeting: 7:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month all year round in the Orientation Centre at the Peterborough Zoo.
Focus: Monthly meetings & newsletters, field trips, annual show
Contact: Robert Montgomery (pres.)
  Kawartha Rock and Fossil Club, PO Box 30036 Chemong, Peterborough On, K9H 7R4

Eastern Ontario Natural History Society (EONS)/Societe Paleontologique d'Ottawa (SPO) 

Meeting: 7:30 pm on the 2nd Wednesday from Sept to June at the Marion Hall (room 0027) at the Dept of Earth Sciences, U of Ottawa.
Contact: Ernesto Delgado (pres.) 613-599-7106 or
100 Beachview Private, Ottawa, On, K1V 1M7

Kingston Lapidary and Mineral Club 

Meeting: 6:30PM on the 2nd Friday of each month, October to April, 623 King St. West, Kingston, Ontario 
Monthly meetings and newsletter, annual show, field trips and Silver Smithing.
Contact: Eileen Moss
Address: 623 King St. West, Box 9, Kingston, ON K7M 2E7

Kitchener-Waterloo Gem & Mineral Club 

Meeting: 7:30 pm 1st Friday of the Month, September to June, Waterloo Community Arts Center
Focus: Monthly meetings & newsletters, annual swap & show
Contact: Gary Winkler (pres.) 
c/o Reiner Mielke, WCAC, 25 Regina St S, Waterloo Ont, N2J 1R8

London Gem & Mineral Society 

Meeting: 1st Thursday of month 7:30 - 9:30 pm Sir Frederick Banting High School,Room 153, 125 Sherwood Forest Square, London , Ontario, N6G 2C3
Focus: Monthly meetings & newsletters, field trips
Contact: Tim Jokela
Address: c/o Tim Jokela Jr., 320 Strathroyal Ave. Strathroy, ON, N7G 3G4

Mineral Society of Manitoba

Meeting: 1st Wednesday of the month, Sept to May. The Manitoba Museum, Rm P47, Planetarium Level. See address below
Focus: Monthly meetings
Contact: Ron Anthony
c/o The Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg, MB,   R3B 0N2

Niagara Peninsula Geological Society 
(St. Catharines)

Meeting: 3rd Friday of the month, September to June, 7:30 pm Brock University, Earth Sciences Building, Room D309, St. Catharines, Ontario
Focus: Monthly meetings & e-newsletters, children's program, field trips, shows
c/o John Tordiff, 120 South Drive, St. Catharines, ON, L2R 4V9

Nipissing Rock and Mineral Club 
(North Bay, Ontario) 

Meeting: Usually 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6-9 pm., Sept to June
Focus: Monthly meetings, informative newsletters, field trips, mineral swaps, learning
Contact: President Richard Page. 705-475-6841 or
Address: c/o Richard Page, 441 Larocque Road, North Bay, P1B 8G3

North York Faceting Guild

Focus: Monthly meetings, information exchange on the cutting of stones

Northern Ontario Rock & Mineral Club


Meeting: 2nd Sunday of every month from Oct. to May at 7 Prospect Avenue, Cobalt, ON.
Focus: Monthly meetings, e-newsletters, field trips, annual show
Contact: Shirley Gilson (Pres)
P.O. Box 89, Cobalt, Ontario, Canada, P0J 1C0.

Ottawa Lapsmith and Mineral Club 

Meeting: 2nd Thursday of each month, except July and August, 7:30 PM  217 Bell St. North, Ottawa
Focus: Monthly meetings & e-newsletters, annual show, field trips
Contact: Kerry Day, (pres.)  or 613-700-4367
Address: P.O. Box 39054, R.P.O. Billingsbridge, Ottawa, ON, K1H 1A1

Oxford County Geological Society

Meeting: 2nd Friday of each month, except July and August, 7:30 PM, Knox Church, 59 Riddell, Woodstock
Focus: Monthly meetings, collecting, minerals, fossils, lapidary
Contact: Marion Eccleston, (pres.)
Phone: 519-539-1536 or 519-539-8890

Prince Edward County Rock, Gem and Mineral Club

Contact: John Zandarin, (pres.)
Phone: 613-476-5510

Sarnia Rock & Fossil Club 

Meeting: 2nd Friday of the month, February to May & September to December 7:30 p.m. at the Kinsmen Club, 656 Lakeshore Rd.  Sarnia, ON
Focus: Monthly meetings & newsletters
Address: c/o SRFC Secretary, Box 76, 3280 Egremont Rd. RR#1, Camlachie, ON. N0N 1E0

Gem & Mineral Club of Scarborough

Meeting: 1st Wednesday of the month, 8:00 pm, except July & August, Knox United Church Hall, 2369 Midland Avenue, Scarborough, ON
Northeast corner of Midland Avenue & Sheppard Avenue
Focus: Monthly meetings & newsletters, wireworking workshops, annual show
Contact: Russ Bruce (pres.) 416-284-9797
Address: 10 Chichester Place, Apt B1, Scarborough, ON, M1T 1G5

Sudbury Rock & Lapidary Society 

Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of each month, September to June at 7:30 pm Naughton Community Centre (Old Naughton PS), Regional Rd. #55 Sudbury, ON
Focus: Monthly meetings, annual show, field trips, newsletter
Contact: Roger Poulin (pres.)
Address: c/o 3171 Romeo St., Val Caron, ON, P3N 1G5

The Walker Mineralogical Club  (Toronto)

Meeting: 2nd Wednesday of each month, September – May  -        8:00 to 10:00 pm, please arrive at 7.45 pm for access through security doors

Focus: Monthly meetings & newsletters, field trips, study of mineralogy, annual auction
Contact: Martina Wood(Pres.) 
Address: c/o The Royal Ontario Museum, Department of Natural History, 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON, M5S 2C6


Young Toronto Mineralogists Club 

Meeting: All meetings are held from 1PM to 3PM at the Ontario Science Centre Toronto, ON on the 4th Saturday of the month, September to May
Focus: Young people interested in the hobby, ages 9 to 15, meetings to study mineralogy, field trips
Contact: Len Buchanan

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