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The Cincinnati Mineral Society
an Educational Society of
gy and Mineralogy 

an association of amateur mineralogists and mineral collectors that promotes

  • the earth sciences,

  • teach mineral appreciation, and

  • participate in the collection and exhibition of minerals, meteorites, and other geological specimens


The The Cincinnati Mineral Society was organized in 1935 by an Ohioan amateur mineralogists and geologists to promote mineral collecting and to help teach the earth sciences and natural history in and around Cincinnati.

The Society is incorporated as a non-profit educational organization and is a member of both the American Mineralogical Societies and Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies.

Founded in 1935, it is among the oldest Society/Club in the Midwest Federation and in Mid-USA.

"The Quarry” is the official bulletin of The Cincinnati Mineral Society.

Today, membership is open to all persons interested in the education and promoting interest in all aspects of collecting, mineralogy, gemology, paleontology, and the earth sciences.

The Cincinnati Mineral Society meets on the second Friday of the month, September through May (except December) at the Sharon Centre Auditorium, located in Sharon Woods Park. The park's entrance is on Lebanon Road (US-42) between Reading and Kemper Roads. Parking is in front of the Center.

At the meetings, doors open at 7:30 p.m. allowing time for CMS members and guests to socialize. Programs begin at 8:00 p.m. Visitors are always welcome at meetings.


Download Membership applications here or at the meetings.

Annual Dues are Adult $15.00 and families $20.00.

Your application for membership will voted on for approval by the club members and upon approval you are a member. You may also apply for membership at the GeoFair show . 

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