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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

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

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

FREEPORT
Northwest Illinois Rock Club
nwilrockclubfrpt.blogspot.com
1851 W Winneshiek Rd
Freeport, Illinois 61032
Meeting Place: Bethany United Church of Christ, 2341 W Stephenson St, Freeport, IL
Meeting Time: 3rd Thursday of the month at 7pm
Primary Contact: Brian Green E-Mail: bgreen57[at]hotmail.com Phone: [815] 745-2228
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies

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

CUBA
West Central Illinois Rock and Mineral Club
www.rockchatter.com
25235 N. State Rt. 97
Cuba, Illinois 61427
Meeting Place: Trinity Lutheran Church, 123 S. Campbell St., Macomb, Illinois
Meeting Time: First Monday, 6:00 pm October - March, 7:00 p.m. April - September
Primary Contact: Donna Moore E-Mail: damoores3[at]gmail.com Phone: [309] 789-6501
Secondary Contact: Jackie Sullivan E-Mail: jsullivan[at]itlldofarms.com Phone: [309] 313-2826
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies

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


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