Get involved with others who enjoy all manners of rockhound activites

Students and Beginners

Let's Go Rocking!
Rock Crafts for Fun
Crystal Growing
Make Your Own Fossils
Build an Erupting Volcano
Cub Scout Achievements
BSA Geology Merit Badge
Girl Scout Juniors
Girl Scout Seniors

AR Rock Clubs and Shows


What Geologists Do

Careers in Geology

Places To Go

Crater of Diamonds
Tourist Sites to See
Fee Pay Crystal Mines
Locations by County
Field Trips
Lake Ouachita Geofloat
Buffalo River

Famous and Historical Mineral Locations

Magnet Cove
Granite Mountain
Jeffrey Quarry


Arkansas Rock Clubs and Shows

Joining a club has advantages. You meet people who have similar interests. Many clubs have speakers on topics of interest, sponsor a rock show or swap, organize field trips and arrange demonstrations, like lapidary. Some collecting locations are only open to bona fide groups like rock clubs, universities or professional associations.

Cherokee Village/Hardy (North AR)

Spring River Gem & Mineral Club

Meeting Place: Omaha Center, Cherokee Village
Meeting Time: 10 AM; 1st Thurs of each month, March to December

President Paul Grindol, Cherokee Village
Secretary Frances Zebig Cherokee Village
Treasurer Pat Kimball, Cherokee Village
Liaison Mary Kocz, Hardy
Editor Diane McHale, Glencoe
Bulletin The Gem & Rockhounder E-mail

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Hot Springs (Central Arkansas)

Hot Springs Geology Club
P.O. Box 257, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71902
Meeting Place: Arkansas School for Mathmatics and Science, 200 Whittington Avenue, Hot Springs
Meeting Time: Fourth Thursday of each month except June thur Aug. and Dec. 7:00 pm

Primary Contact: Ray Lynch E-Mail: Phone: [501] 416-1612
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: South Central Federation of Mineralogical Societies

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Little Rock (Central Arkansas)

Central Arkansas Gem Mineral and Geology Society

Meeting Place: Terry Library, 2515 Napa valley Drive (off Rodney Parham Rd) Little Rock
Meeting Time: 6:30 PM on the 4th Tuesday of each month, January - November
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies

President Mike Austen 501-868-4553
Sec/treasure Lenora Murray 870-255-3679

39th Annual Central Arkansas Gem & Mineral Show Oct 12, 2011
Annual Burns Park Swap April 9, 2011

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Mountain Home (North Arkansas)

Ozark Earth Science Club

Mountain Home, AR
Meetings 7 pm, 2nd Tuesday, Van Matre Senior Citizen Center, 1101 Spring St

President: Brenda Johnson, (870) 481-5697,
Bulletin: Ozark Earth Science Gem, Mineral & Fossil Club
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies


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Siloam Springs (Northwest Arkansas)

Northwest Arkansas Gem & Mineral Society

Meeting Place: Clubhouse on Highway 43 north aprox 1 mile north of Siloam Springs
Meeting Time: Fourth Tueday of each month 7:30 pm

Primary Contact: Connie Mc Garrah E-Mail: Lmcgarrah[at] Phone: [918] 422-5867
Secondary Contact: Wayne Cox E-Mail: Phone: [479] 254-0894
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies

Events APRIL
2-3: Northwest Arkansas Gem & Mineral Society Spring Gem & Mineral Show. Siloam Springs Community Center, 110 N. Mt. Olive St. in downtown Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5. Adults $3, students $1, children free. Contact Charlotte Leininger, 479-721-3882, email:

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Jacksonville (Central Arkansas) October 4th and 5th, 2014

42nd Annual Central Arkansas Gem, Jewelry & Mineral Show

When: Oct 4th & 5th, 2014 Show Time: 9am – 5 pm

Where: Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville, AR
(Take HWY 67/167 Exit 9 – Main Street)

Free Admission! Activities for all ages, Door Prizes

Sponsored by Central Arkansas Gem, Mineral & Geology Society

For show info contact: Tom Sharp (501) 379-8653 or .