WELCOME TO THE CONNECTICUT VALLEY MINERAL CLUB (CVMC)
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 You are welcome to join us for meetings the first Wednesday of the month, September through June (except Feb.), at 6:30PM in the Springfield Science Museum, Tolman Wing at the Quadrangle in Springfield, MA.
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.
The many benefits of membership in the Connecticut Valley Mineral Club include:
First and foremost, hands on learning experience from many knowledgeable veterans
An opportunity to share a common interest
Presentations by knowledgeable collectors and professionals
An opportunity for young collectors to acquire knowledge and experience wholesome time with family and friends
A club sponsored show
A club picnic most years
Club sponsored field trips to mineral or fossil collecting sites (not usually open to general public)
Club Brag Night with winners plaque's and blue ribbons
December Holiday party
Insurance for the quarry or mine owners during club sponsored digs
This years 2016 mineral show raffle prize winners were both CVMC members.
James Donnelly of Chicopee won the Geode and Francis Noyes of Turners Falls won the Smokey Quartz and Microcline specimen. Both of these lucky Club members donated their time for the benefit of the show and it was nice to see them rewarded for their efforts!!
Professor John Brady, of Smith Collage, received a CVMC Honorary Membership Award on April 2nd 2019.
“ Thank you so much for your very nice visit today. I was not prepared for what happened and am quite flattered that you all took the time to come and honor me in this way. I am very proud to be an Honorary Member of the club and hope to be able to live up to your recognition by helping the club with future activities.”
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