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Illinois Gem and Mineral Clubs
State Mineral: Fluorite     Tree: White Oak
Bird: Cardinal     Flower: Violet
Motto: State Sovereignty, National Union     Nickname: Prairie State

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ALEDO
Edwards River Earth Science Club
612 South East 3rd St.
Aledo, Illinois 61231
Meeting Place: Monmouth Security Savings Bank, 220 E. Broadway
Meeting Time: 2 p.m., First Saturday of month
Primary Contact: Lyle Kugler E-Mail: lkugler[at]frontiernet.net Phone: [309] 582-7364
Secondary Contact: Kathy Thompson E-Mail: kdthom2009[at]live.com Phone: [309] 582-2511
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies

Belleville - BELLEVILLE GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
Meetings: 1st Monday, 7:00 pm
PSOP Belleville Area College

Benton - Southern Illinois Earth Science Club, Inc.
Federations: Midwest and American Federations Of Mineralogical Societies
Mailing: Joe Claxton
1001 Wilshire Drive, Mt.Vernon, IL 62864
Meetings: 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00 P.M.
Location: Benton Community Building
226 N.Main St., Benton,IL
Contact: Steve Workman
Telephone: 618-439-0910

Canton - FULTON COUNTY ROCKHOUNDS
RR 1, Farmington, IL (61531)
Meetings: 1st Wednesday, 7:00 pm (Except April)
Wallace Park Receration Bldg.

Carbondale - Southern Illinois University, Geology Club
Meetings: Every Thursday at 5 PM
Location: Lab Room 110 on Campus of Southern Illinois University
Email: Cory Cantrell

Carthage - WORTHEN EARTH SEARCHERS
1765 E. Cty Rd. 900 (61321)
Meetings: Member's Homes

CHICAGO
Chicago Rocks and Minerals Society
www.chicagorocks.org
6304 W. Highland Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60646
Meeting Place: St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 8013 Laramie Ave., Skokie, IL
Meeting Time: Second Saturday of the month at 7:30 p.m. (except July and August)
Primary Contact: Jeanine N. Mielecki E-Mail: jaynine9[at]aol.com Phone: [773] 774-2054
Secondary Contact: Craig M. Heinze E-Mail: cheinze[at]flash.net Phone: [847] 584-8637
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies

CHICAGO
Midwest Historical Research Society
www.mhrsdetecting.com
4638 N. FRANCISCO
Chicago, Illinois 60625
Meeting Place: Saint Alban's Episcopal Church
Meeting Time: 12:00 (noon) 4th Sunday of each month except Dec.
Primary Contact: Patrick Anderson E-Mail: PJA030257[at]sbcglobal.net Phone: [630] 906-0618
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: none

DECATUR
Central Illinois Gem & Mineral Club
cigmc.earthinsync.com/clubhome.html
1483 E. Wood
Decatur, Illinois 62521
Meeting Place: Claire's Restaurant, 2502 E. William
Meeting Time: Noon, First Sunday of the Month
Primary Contact: Tony Williams E-Mail: cigmc[at]comcast.net Phone: [309] 830-6516
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies

Des Plaines - ILLINOIS LITHOPHILICS, LTD.
2134 Sprucewood (60018)
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday (except June, July, August)
Community Room, Oehler Funeral Home
Lee & Perry Streets, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Dixon - SAUK VALLEY ROCK & MINERAL CLUB
Federation: AFMS and Midwest FMS
Mailing: c/o President Deb Munson
890 White Oak Dr. Dixon, IL 61021
Meetings: 3rd Mon. (Sept.-May), 7:00
Location: Loveland Community Building
513 W. 2nd St., Dixon, IL
E-mail: Club E-Mail
Contact: Betty Marrandino
Telephone: 815-288-6009

ELGIN
Elgin Rock Club
elginrockclub.org/
362 Elm Street
Elgin, Illinois 60123
Meeting Place: Church of the Brethren 783 W. Highland Avenue, Elgin, Il 60123
Meeting Time: 7:00pm 4th Friday of the month
Primary Contact: Jerry Long E-Mail: jerry.long[at]molex.com Phone: [847] 741-7582
Secondary Contact: Hank Koukol Phone: [847] 695-3119
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies

Elmhurst -WEST SUBURBAN LAPIDARY CLUB
227 Crystal, Lombard, IL 60148
Meetings: 4th Friday, 8:00 pm (September-May)
The Abbey, 407 W. St. Charles Rd.

FREEPORT
Northwest Illinois Rock Club
nwilrockclubfrpt.blogspot.com/
3117 Kunkle Blvd.
Freeport , Illinois 61032
Meeting Place: Community Reformed Church 1421 W Galena Ave Freeport IL
Meeting Time: 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 pm
Primary Contact: Brian Green E-Mail: bgreen[at]hotmail.com Phone: [815] 745-2228
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies

Glen Ellyn-Lombard - ESCONI (Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois)
Mailing: Box 321 Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
Meetings: Sept thru June:
General meetings 2nd Fri,
Mineral/Micro 2nd Sat,
Lapidary 3rd Fri,
Paleo 3rd Sat,
Board 4th Fri,Juniors and Archeology per special tarranged times
Meeting Times: General Meeting 8:00 pm, all others 7:30 pm
Locations: Normal meeting room College of DuPage Bldg K, Room 161
Lapidary meetings, COD Arts Center, Room 162
Contact: Club Email

LOVES PARK
Rock River Valley Gem and Mineral Society
6388 Nimtz Rd.
Loves Park, Illinois 61111
Meeting Place: North Suburban Library,
Meeting Time: First Sat. of Month, 10 a.m.
Primary Contact: Dave Reese E-Mail: dmreese56[at]hotmail.com Phone: [815] 885-1410
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies

MACOMB
West Central Illinois Rock and Mineral Club
25235 N IL 97
Cuba, Illinois 61427
Meeting Place: Trinity Lutheran Church, 123 S. Campbell St., Macomb, IL
Meeting Time: First Monday, 7:00 p.m, except Sept. (2nd Monday) and May which is at Tilman Hall at WIU
Primary Contact: Donna Moore E-Mail: damoores[at]winco.net Phone: [309] 789-6501
Secondary Contact: Rob Heath E-Mail: robh[at]bushnell.net Phone: [309] 772-2729
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies

Mt. Sterling - SILOAM SPRINGS EARTH SCIENCE CLUB
RR 1, Box 63, Huntsville, IL 62344
Meetings: 2nd Monday, 7:30 pm (February-May, Septe.ber-December)
Mt. Sterling Public Library, Heritage Room

Mt. Veron - SOUTHERN ILLINOIS EARTH SCIENCE CLUB
1001 Wilshire Drive (62864)
Meetings: 2nd Thursday, 7:30 pm
Benton Community Bldg., 226 N. Main

Oak Lawn - GREATER OAK LAWN DIGGERS
4141 W. 99th St. (60453)
Meetigs: 1st Friday, 7:30 pm (September-June)
Oakview Center, 4625 W. 110 St.

PARK FOREST
South Suburban Earth Science Club
P.O. Box 235
Park Forest, Illinois 60466
Meeting Place: The Park Forest Library
Meeting Time: 7:00 p.m. the first Thursday of each month except June and July
Primary Contact: Daniel Bolm E-Mail: peggyjanekb[at]comcast.net Phone: [708] 822-0361
Secondary Contact: Helen Funk E-Mail: ssescus[at]yahoo.com
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies

PEORIA
Peoria Academy of Science Geology Section
www.pasgeology.com
P.O. Box 10294
Peoria, Illinois 61612-0294
Meeting Place: Cilco building
Meeting Time: 7 p. m. the forth Tuesday of each month
Primary Contact: Ted Mlotek Phone: [309] 682-5778
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies

QUINCY,
Gem City Rock Club
30263 207th Ave
Ewing,, Missouri 63440
Meeting Place: Good Samaritin Home, Town Hall Meeting Room, Quincy, IL
Meeting Time: 6:30, 4th Monday of each month. NO Jan. or June(picnic) meeting
Primary Contact: Deborah Franke E-Mail: jsmith45[at]marktwain.net Phone: [573] 439-5890
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies

ROCK ISLAND
Black Hawk Gem and Mineral Club
www.blackhawkgemandmineralclub.com
PO Box 6014
Rock Island, Illinois 61204
Meeting Place: Hauberg Civic Center
Meeting Time: 2nd Thursday, 7:30pm
Primary Contact: Kellie Moore Phone: [563] 445-3034
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies

SPRINGFIELD
Lincoln Earth Orbit Science Society (LOESS )
www.loess1.org
107 Deer Creek Road
Rochester, Illinois 62563
Meeting Place: Illinois State Museum, Spring & Edwards Streets (south of the Capital Building)
Meeting Time: Third Monday every month, 7:00 PM - program, business meeting to follow
Primary Contact: Judith Washburn, Pres. E-Mail: jrwashburn1[at]msn.com Phone: [217] 498-7713
Secondary Contact: Ed Wagner, V.P. E-Mail: edrwagner73[at]msn.com Phone: [309] 376-7781
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies

Sterling - Sauk Valley Rock and Mineral Club
Federation: AFMS, Midwest FMS
Mailing: 890 White Oak Dr. Dixon, IL 61021
Meetings: 3rd Monday (Sept.- May), 7:00 pm
Location: Loveland Community Building
513 W.2nd St., Dixon, IL
E-mail: Club Email

Waukegan - LAKE COUNTY GEM & MINERAL SOCTETY
519 Center St. (60085)
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 pm (except July, August, December)
Waukegan Public Libray

Wheaton - CHICAGO AREA PALEONTOLOGICAL SOCIETY
1911 Sherwood Place (60187)
Meetings: 2nd Saturday, 7:15 pm
Benedictine College, Lisle, IL.

Wilmette - THE BEAD SOCIETY OF GREATER CHICAGO
PO Box 8103 (60091-8103)
Meetings: 2nd Thursday (except July & Aug.)
7:00 pm, Salvation Army Community Center
8354 W. Faster


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