You MUST answer all of the following questions (ENTER NA for "no Answer Yet"), this is to keep out spammers. -- First Question - Are you interested in any of the following: rocks, fossils, lapidary, minerals, crystals, geology, rockhounding, etc?
Would you consider yourself - Newbie, Novice, Some Experience, Experienced, Very Experienced, Guru?
Tell us what you are most interested in about this group: Presentations, Exploration/Field Trips, Lapidary, The Paranormal/metaphysical properties, Geology, Rock/fossil/jewelry buying/Selling/Exchange?
Getting into collecting and cutting/polishing gems - especially opals!
How long have you had an interest in Rocks/Fossils/etc?
Are you close to Elkridge (home of our local meeting)?
This is a Meetup for Rockhounds, Rock & Mineral Collectors, Rock & Gem Artisans and Fossil Collectors to get together to discuss; Rock, Mineral, and Fossil Collecting Sites, Field Trips, Rock, Mineral, Fossil and handmade jewelry buying/selling/exchanges, and similar topics.
There are many Mineral and Rock Clubs/Societies in our area but there are no clubs dedicated to buying, selling and exchanging (we also do field trips and have discussion Meetups). If you are a Rock, Mineral or Fossil Newbie, you'll love this group. If you are a Rock, Mineral, Fossil enthusiast, please come and share your knowledge.
We'd like to see them.
Let's go get some.
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Our Meetup meetings are very informal. We have a great group of people with very varied interest. Some are newbies and some posses a vast knowledge base. We learn from each other. Our Meetup location has some equipment for cutting and polishing rocks as well as a stereoscope and mineral books. During the longer days of May-July we start our meetings outside amid a garden of semi-precious and ornate rocks.
Please check the calendar often - we post field trips there.