New Membership Forms as of February 2023
Open and print the 2 page form below. Both the application and the informed consent form must be signed & mailed with your annual fee.
WELCOME TO THE CONNECTICUT VALLEY MINERAL CLUB (CVMC)
About Us :
The Connecticut Valley Mineral Club was founded in 1940, with our first formal meeting March 7, 1941, and 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 Minerals School Kit that features all the Massachusetts state earth symbols as well as other minerals that were important to the history of the State. This kit is donated to local schools each year.
We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:PM, doors open at 6:30 PM, in the Springfield Science Museum, Tolman Wing, off Edwards St, at the Quadrangle in Springfield, MA. Directions
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, our annual Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show and most years a club picnic.
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 back rounds 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).
Club meeting are held September through June (usually skipping February due to the Tucson Mineral Show) on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30) in the Tolman Wing of the Springfield Science Museum, off Edwards St, at the Quadrangle, Springfield, Massachusetts. Directions
There is plenty of secure, free parking. We often have a speaker and it is a great time to swap stories and specimens of interest (or just bring your latest find and brag).
In addition to our monthly meetings, we publish a newsletter every other of our meeting months. Here you will find lists of field trips, articles about safe collecting and minerals, both from a geological and historical perspective, tales of members' latest collection adventures and such.
Some say field trips are the best part of membership. The club sponsors trips throughout the year. Access is arranged to quarries and locations that are not generally open to the public. We travel throughout the Northeast and Canada.