Our meetings are fun, interactive and educational. A place to gather to hear from geologists, college professors and our very own rockhounds who have stories and treasures to share.

So much is learned at our meetings! Please come! We welcome new visitors who become lifelong friends!

Our monthly meetings are open to the public, but we encourage you to join the club in order to receive additional benefits including field trips, our monthly newsletter, our Annual Rock & Mineral show,  our Annual Holiday Party and mineral auction. 

Join Us for our Virtual Mineral Meeting. Our guest speaker will be Scott Braley and his presentation on The Red Cloud mine. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, our meeting place in Chester, NY remains closed. This will be a virtual meeting online.

6:30 pm OCMS Business Meeting
The presentation will follow the business meeting

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Time: Jan 8, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meetings for 2020

January 10           Speaker  Howard Heitner

February 14        Speaker Doc Bayne

March 13             Speaker Dr. Charles Merguerian

April 11                (This is a virtual meeting)
May 8                   (This is a virtual meeting)

June 12                (This is a virtual meeting)

July 10                  (This is a virtual meeting)
August 14            (This is a virtual meeting)
September 5       No Speaker / Annual Picnic
October 9            (This is a virtual meeting)

November 13     (This is a virtual meeting)

December 11     (This is a virtual meeting)

Meetings for 2019

January 11          Speaker Dan Bishuk  "trace fossils"

February 8         Speaker Bill Prehoda

March 8              Speaker Doc Bayne "How Iron is made"

April 12               Speaker Dr. Charles Merguerian

May 10                Speaker Ted Johnson

June 14               Speaker Karenne Snow

July 12                 Speaker Eric Orlowski

August 9             Speaker Dr. Alexander Bartholomew

September         No Speaker/ Annual Mineral Picnic 

October 11        Speaker Jeff Fast

November 8      Speaker Derek Yoost

December 13    No Speaker / Annual Holiday Party