Upcoming Events

  • 2022 Holiday Party - Cincinnati Mineral Society – Dry Dredgers – Cincinnati Lapidary Society
    Sun, Dec 04
    Cincinnati
    Celebrate 2022 end with members and friends. Speaker Jeff Swanger, California. Owner/CEO Oceanview Mines An Update on the Southern California Gem Belt
  • Midwest Mineral Collecting and a Friends of Mineralogy History
    Fri, Oct 14
    Sharon Woods Park Visitor's Center Audit
    Jeff Spencer, a longtime field mineral collector, presents minerals from the Midwest. He talks about his personal experiences and friendships.
  • What (and Why) I Collect! Rocks, minerals, Gems
    Fri, Sep 16
    Sharon Woods Visitor Center
    Veteran CMS Members speak about their personal earth sciences hobby experiences. An opportunity to get to know them better and learn new perspectives or to revive your silent aspirations.
  • The Getchell Mine, Nevada – Its History and Minerals
    Fri, Jun 10
    Sharon Woods Visitor Centre auditorium
    Geologist Janet Clifford speaks about the interesting history and the amazing variety of minerals found at the Getchell mine in Humboldt County, Nevada. This mine is in a polymetallic deposit originally mined for gold and silver; followed by a host of other exploitable metals, many of which occur as
  • Geofair 2022 - Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show of Greater Cincinnati
    Sat, May 21
    Sharonville Convention Center
    2022 SHOW THEME: A Selection from my Collection 4 Illustrated Earth Science Programs 50+ Retail and Wholesale Dealers Swap Area 70 Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Displays from museum, university and private collections Free Fossil, Meteorite, Mineral & Gemstone Identification
  • CHINA - Minerals, Landscapes, and People
    Fri, Mar 25
    Sharon Woods Visitor Centre auditorium
    Just as China has emerged as an economic power, so too its abundant minerals have recently amazed the world of mineral collecting. Chinese culture has a tradition of “scholar stones” used for philosophical contemplation, but it is only recently that the Chinese have turned to mineral collecting.
  • Heaven and Hell in Ohio
    Fri, Feb 18
    Sharon Visitor Centre Auditorium, Sharon
    An audio-visual presentation about about celestine crystal in Ohio. Will you make it the Ohio State mineral?
  • Collecting Geode Minerals in the American Midwest
    Fri, Jan 14
    Sharon Visitor Centre Auditorium, Sharon
    An illustrated program about minerals occuring in geodes from sedimentary rocks of Middle Mississippian age.
  • Fri, Nov 12
    Sharon Woods Visitor Centre auditorium
    Annual Auction to benefit the CMS Educational Foundation
  • Fluorite – A Brief History and an Around-the-World Tour
    Fri, Oct 15
    Sharon Woods Visitor Centre auditorium
    Jim Gebel is a master mineral collector and a true fluorite enthusiast who has built a collection that would be the pride of any museum. It is worldwide in scope with a notable focus on the Illinois fluorspar district. The specimens are fine in quality, typically large, and mostly contemporary.