Meetings: First Wednesday of Each Month 7:00 - 9:00 pm
January, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December
Springfield Science Museum (Doors open at 6:30) No Meetings February, July & August
WELCOME TO THE
CONNECTICUT VALLEY MINERAL CLUB (CVMC)
About Us :
The Connecticut Valley Mineral Club was founded in 1940, dedicated to the study, appreciation and preservation of rocks, minerals, fossils and all aspects of Earth Science. We pass on our love of minerals to people of all ages with a special focus on schools with lectures and hands on presentations to students. We recently began a new project with the Significant Massachusetts Minerals Case for Schools that features all the Massachusetts state earth symbols as well as other minerals that were important to the history of the State.
We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Springfield Science Museum, Tolman Wing at the Quadrangle in Springfield, MA. Our meetings include occasional mineral presentations, general club business, and a room full of people willing to help you enjoy mineral collecting. In addition, we sponsor numerous field trips throughout the season, a yearly club picnic and our annual Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show.
Directions to our meeting location can be found here .
The CVMC takes a special interest in the preservation of local mineral sites and promotes good collecting habits within its membership as well as to individuals. We feel that the future of mineral collecting is our responsibility. Through good relations with land owners, education and ethical collecting habits we strive to keep our hobby alive and leave something behind for future generations of mineral enthusiasts to enjoy.
We are an informal and social group of all ages and backgrounds with a common interest in the earth and its wondrous treasures . We welcome visitors and encourage membership and once you meet us you will realize that you are never too old to get out and get dirty, we look forward to meeting you!
We are Members of the Eastern Federation of Mineral and Lapidary Societies (EFMLS) and American Federation of Mineral Societies (AFMS)
Click photo to the left to read Boston report by Fred Wilda
Special Brag Night Congratulations To:
The Second member to win both the Best Self Collected & Judges Choice Plaques !
Both of her specimens are from Sharon, VT ,,, and from the same day ,,, (What a Good day) ! !
The Polymorphic (meaning many distinct shaply forms hooked together) Clay Concretion was very aesthetic. And her Concretion with Leaf Fossil (Populus , most likely P. balsamifera) , was actually very special in form and detail ! ! !
Please click on the 2 Brag Night pages of photo's below:
Notice:Long time club member Warren Johansson has passed away.
The CVMC donated a
"Significant Massachusetts Minerals Case"
In Warren's Honor to the Petersham Library 11/12/14.
Fred and Wayne did a short mineral talk also.
1921 - 2014 **** flowers the club sent
Long time club member, Ron Lucia was honored at a special presentation
by the Connecticut Valley Mineral Club of a
"Significant Massachusetts Minerals Display Case"
To the Mount Tom Welcome Center on June 2 nd 2013