CCFMS Member Clubs

Manitoba, Ontario, Québec

 

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There are many mineralogical clubs in central Canada that meet regularly to collect rocks and fossils, 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. Each club can tell you what field trips have restrictions.

 

As an example, there are a number clubs that are active in the Greater Toronto Area. Each club has its 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. You can also visit club websites and Facebook pages - that, too, gives you an idea of a club’s focus and activities.

 

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.

If you wish to request any changes to your club listing, please contact the Executive of the CCFMS.

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Clubs

Focus / Meetings / Contact

Bancroft Gem and Mineral Club and Museum

Focus: monthly meetings, field trips, annual show

Address: 8 Hastings Heritage Way, P O Box 1749, Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0

Website: none

Articles about the Museum: http://www.davidkjoyceminerals.com/pagefiles/articles_bancroft.asp & http://www.mcdougallminerals.com/blog/tag/bancroft-gem-and-mineral-club-museum/

Membership:

Meetings: usually 1st Tuesday of each month at 7 pm - except no meeting in February - July meeting is 2nd Tuesday

Location: Train Station, 8 Hastings Heritage Way, Bancroft

Workshops:

Field Trips:

Newsletter:

Contact: Museum: 613-332-1513 or Frank Melanson, President, 613-332-1032, 

Bancroft Gem and Mineral Club Show - please see Events

Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Society

Focus: monthly meetings, lapidary workshops, annual show, field trips

Address: c/o 1 Sherwood Drive, Brantford, ON N3T 1N3

Website: http://www.brantfordlapidarymineral.ca/

Membership: $15 Individual; $18 Family

Meetings: usually 3rd Friday of each month - September to May - 7:30 pm

Location: T B Costain - S C Johnson Community Centre, 16 Morrell St, Brantford

Workshops: http://www.brantfordlapidarymineral.ca/workshopinfo.htm

Field Trips: http://www.brantfordlapidarymineral.ca/fieldtrips.htm

Newsletter: http://www.brantfordlapidarymineral.ca/newslettersinfo.htm

Contact: general email: brantfordlapclub@live.ca or http://www.brantfordlapidarymineral.ca/contactus.htm

Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Society Show - please see Events

CMMA Canadian Micro-Mineral Association

Focus: workshops, mineral exchange, and lectures.

Address: c/o 660 Heathcliffe Place, Waterloo, ON N2T 2P3

Website: http://canadianmicrominerals.ca/

Membership: $17 Canadian or US dollars

Meetings: no regular meetings, instead:

CMMA Spring Micro Symposium - please see Events

CMMA Fall Micro Workshop - please see Events

Location:

Workshops:

Field Trips:

Newsletter: MicroNews

Contact: Frank Ruehlicke, President, 519-880-2716, 

Club de minéralogie du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

Focus: réunion mensuelle (de conversation soit sur un minéral, une localité, un phénomène de minéralogie, ou une technique (etc), et des excursions.

Adresse: c / o Paul Bédard, Sciences de la Terre, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, 555 Boul. Université Chicoutimi, Québec, G7H 2B1

Website: http://mineraux.uqac.ca/club_mineralo_08/index_cm.html

Adhésion:

Réunions: 2e mardi de chaque mois - 19 h

Lieu: Salle P2-3080, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, 555 Boul. Université Chicoutimi, Québec

Ateliers:

Excursions:

Newsletter: Le Trait

Contact: Gilles Duchesne, président, 418-545-9575,

CAMFG Club de minéralogie et de paléontologie de la Gaspésie

Focus: education

Adresse: 196, Boul. Gaspé, Gaspé, Québec G4X 1B1

Website: www.camfg.ca

Adhésion: Individuel 20$, Etudiant 15$, Familliale 35$

Réunions:

Lieu:

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Newsletter: https://camfgblog.wordpress.com/publications/

Contact: Christian Rioux, 418-360-3013, 

Eastern Ontario Natural History Society (EONS) (Ottawa Paleontology Club

Société Paleontologique d'Ottawa (SPO)

Focus: education on diverse topics in the natural science with a specific focus on deep time, the history of life, and natural sciences for all ages and experience levels

Address: 100 Beachview Prv, Ottawa, On, K1V 1M7

Website: http://www.flora.org/paleo/ 

Membership: $20 Individual (includes field trips), Youth under 16 Free; $10 field trips only

Meetings: 2nd Wednesdays of each month from September to June - 7:30pm

Location: Room 0028 (basement), Marion Hall, 140 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa University

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Contact: Ernesto Delgado, President, 613-599-7106 or email: 

GMCS The Gem & Mineral Club of Scarborough

Focus: monthly meetings, newsletter, wireworking workshops, and annual show

Address: Box 36048 York Mills Leslie Post Office, Toronto ON M3B 0A3

Website: www.scarbgemclub.ca 

Membership: $20 Individual, $25 Family

Meetings: 1st Wednesday of each month - September to June - 8 pm

Location: Knox United Church Hall, 2369 Midland Avenue (northeast corner of Midland & Sheppard Avenues), Scarborough

Workshops: usually Sundays between September and June

Field Trips: http://www.scarbgemclub.ca/category/club-activities/field-trips/

Newsletter:

Contact: http://www.scarbgemclub.ca/contact-us/

"Wonders of the Earth" - the Scarborough Gem & Mineral Club Show - please see Events

KRFC Kawartha Rock & Fossil Club

Focus: monthly meetings & newsletters, field trips, annual show

Address: PO Box 30036 Chemong, Peterborough, ON K9H 7R4

Website: http://kawartharockandfossilclub.com/

Membership: $20 Individual; $25 Family

Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month - September to June - 7 pm

Location: Riverview Park & Zoo, 1230 Water St, Peterborough

Workshops:

Field Trips:

Newsletter: http://kawartharockandfossilclub.com/?page_id=19

Contact: George Thompson, President, 613-827-0368, 

The Kawartha Rock & Fossil Club’s Annual Show - please see Events

Kingston Lapidary and Mineral Club

Focus: monthly meetings and newsletter, annual show, field trips and Silver Smithing.

Address: 370 King Street West, Unit 209, Kingston, ON K7L2X4

Website: www.mineralclub.ca/

Membership: $20 Individual; $25 Family; $15 Junior (under15 & sponsored)

Meetings: 2nd Friday of each month - November - April

Location: J K Tett Building, 370 King Street West, Unit 209, Kingston

Workshops: http://www.mineralclub.ca/index.cfm?page=workshop

Field Trips: http://www.mineralclub.ca/index.cfm?page=fieldtrips

Newsletter: The Streak Plate http://www.mineralclub.ca/index.cfm?page=newsletter

Contact: Eileen Moss, Vice President, 613-384-4439 ,   or http://www.mineralclub.ca/index.cfm?page=contact

Annual Kingston Gem Storm - please see Events

Kitchener Waterloo Gem and Mineral Club

Focus: monthly meetings, newsletters, annual swap & show

Address: c/o Stephanie Martin, Waterloo Community Arts Centre, 25 Regina St S, Waterloo, ON N2J 1R8

Website: www.calaverite.com/kwgmc/

Membership: $20 Individual; $25 Family

Meetings: 1st Friday of each month (except July and August) - 7:30 pm

Location: Waterloo Community Arts Centre, 25 Regina St. South, Waterloo

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Field Trips:

Newsletter:

Contact: Co-Presidents: Gary Winkler (519) 803-4343;  ; Gary Partlow (519) 836-6515; 

Kitchener-Waterloo Gem and Mineral Club Annual Show and Sale - please see Events

London Gem & Mineral Society

Focus: monthly meetings, newsletters, and field trips

Address: c/o Tim Jokela Jr, 320 Strathroyal Ave. Strathroy, ON N7G 3G4

Website: coming soon http://www.ccfms.ca/clubs/lgms/

Membership: $20 Individual; $10 Student, $30 Family

Meetings: 1st Thursday of each month - 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Location: Sir Frederick Banting High School, Room 153, 125 Sherwood Forest Square, London

Workshops:

Field Trips:

Newsletter:

Contact: Tim Jokela, President, 

Mineral Society of Manitoba

Focus: monthly meetings

Address: c/o Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, 190 Rupert Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 0N2

Website: http://mineralsocietyofmanitoba.weebly.com/

Membership: $15 Individual; $20 Family

Meetings: 1st Wednesday of each month - September to May - 7:30 pm

Location: Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, 190 Rupert Ave, Room P-47, Planetarium Level (use north side entrance), Winnipeg

Field Trips: to fossil and mineral collecting sites of interest during the summer and early fall months

Newsletter: The Mineral Vein http://mineralsocietyofmanitoba.weebly.com/newsletter.html

Contact: Josh Myers, Website Coordinator & Vice President, cell 204-330-0076;  or http://mineralsocietyofmanitoba.weebly.com/contact.html

NPGS Niagara Peninsula Geological Society

Focus: monthly meetings, silent auctions, e-newsletters, field trips, annual show, lapidary, children’s’ activities, lending library, and Touch Tables

Address: c/o 120 South Drive, St Catharines, ON

Website: http://www.ccfms.ca/clubs/NPGS/

Membership: $15 Individual, $20 Family

Meetings: 3rd Friday of each month  (September to May) - 7:30 pm - April & May are usually 4th Friday -potlucks in December and February - 6:30 pm

Location: Brock University, MacKenzie-Chown Building, Dept of Earth Sciences, Room MCD-309, St Catharines - potlucks location: Mountainview United Church, 150 Glendale Avenue, St Catharines

Workshops: none currently

Field Trips: schedule: http://www.ccfms.ca/clubs/NPGS/trips.htm

Newsletter: The Pink Dolomite Saddle http://www.ccfms.ca/clubs/NPGS/newsletters.htm

Contact: general email 

NPGS Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show & Sale - a GEO Venture - please see Events

Nipissing Rock and Mineral Club

Focus: monthly meetings, rockhounding field trips (prospecting & collecting), learning about geology & mineralogy, and jewellery & lapidary making, and small but interesting library

Address: c/o 441 Larocque Road, North Bay, ON P1B 8G3

Website: http://nipissingrocks.com/

Membership:

Meetings: usually 2nd Tuesday of every month - 6-9 pm - Sept to June

Location: announced each month

Workshops: will have them when we get a permanent home, have a variety of lapidary machines

Field Trips: spring, summer, and fall

Newsletter:

Contact: Richard Page, President, 705-475-6841 or John 705-752-1266 

North York Faceting Guild

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

Address:

Website: http://www.northyorkfacetingguild.com/ and http://northyorkfaceting.ca/

Membership:

Meetings: 3rd Friday of each month (except July and August)

Location: Armour Heights Community Centre, corner of Avenue Rd and Wilson Street, Toronto

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Newsletter:

Contact:

Ottawa Lapsmith and Mineral Club

Focus: monthly meetings, e-newsletters, annual show, and field trips

Address: Room 22, 1000 Brookfield Road, Ottawa, ON K1V 6J1, 613-700-4367

Website: http://www.olmc.ca/ 

Membership: $20 Individual, $30 Family

Meetings: 2nd Thursday of each month (except July and August) - 7:30 pm

Location: Room 22, 1000 Brookfield Road, Ottawa

Workshops: Monday through Wednesdays at various time + Saturdays

Field Trips: http://www.olmc.ca/programs.html

Newsletter: The Cutting Edge http://www.olmc.ca/newsletter.html

Contact: Kerry Day, President, 

Annual OLMC Annual Gem, Mineral, and Jewellery Show and Sale - please see Events

Oxford County Geological Society

Focus: monthly meetings, collecting minerals & fossils, lapidary, school visits, and displays for the public

Address: 59 Sioux Cres, Woodstock, ON N4T 1G3

Website: none currently

Membership: $15 Individual, $18 Family

Meetings: 4th Friday of each month (except July and August) - 7:30 pm

Location: Knox Church, 59 Riddell, Woodstock

Workshops: none currently

Field Trips: once a year combined with summer picnic

Newsletter: The Conglomerate

Contact: Marion Eccleston, President, 519-539-8890, 

SRFC Sarnia Rock & Fossil Club

Focus: monthly meetings, newsletter, field trips, annual dinner, annual picnic, and annual display at Hobbyfest

Address: c/o SRFC Secretary, 3280 Egremont Rd, RR#1, Camlachie, ON. N0N 1E0

Website: http://www.sarnia.com/groups/srfc/  (coming soon)

Membership: $20 Individual or Family

Meetings: 2nd Friday of each month - September to May - 7:30 pm

Location: Twin Lakes Terrace, 1310 Murphy Rd, Sarnia

Workshops: not currently

Field Trips: arranged periodically

Newsletter: The Narrows News

Contact: Ivan McKay, 519-287-2506,    & Mary Rastall, 519-542-6830, 

SRLS Sudbury Rock & Lapidary Society

Focus: monthly meetings, annual show, field trips, and newsletter

Address: c/o 3171 Romeo St, Val Caron, ON, P3N 1G5

Website: http://www.ccfms.ca/clubs/Sudbury/

Membership: $10 Individual or Family

Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month - September to June - 7:30 pm

Location: Naughton Community Centre (Old Naughton PS), Regional Rd #55, Sudbury

Workshops: Lapidary

Field Trips:

Newsletter: Nickel Basin Rockhound

Contact: Roger Poulin, President, 

Annual Sudbury Gem and Mineral Show  - please see Events

The Walker Mineralogical Club

Focus: monthly meetings, newsletters, field trips, study of mineralogy, and annual auction

Address: c/o ROM, Department of Natural History,100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON, M5S 2C6

Website: http://www.walkermineralogicalclub.org/

Membership: $30 Individual, $15 Student, $40 Family

Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of each month - September to May - 8 pm

Location: Earth Sciences Building, 33 Willcocks Street, University of Toronto, Toronto

Workshops:

Field Trips:

Newsletter: http://www.walkermineralogicalclub.org/newsletters/

Contact: http://www.walkermineralogicalclub.org/contact/

Young Toronto Mineralogists Club

Focus: young people interested in the hobby, ages 8 to 15, meetings to study mineralogy, and field trips

Address:

Website: http://www.ytmc.org/

Membership: $40 Family with children 8-15 years of age (participants) (parents participate in field trips)

Meetings: 4th/last Saturday of each month - September to May, excluding December - 1-3 pm

Location: Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto

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