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.
Spring River Gem & Mineral Club, Cherokee Village, Arkansas
Organized 1971 Joined MWF 1971
President: Mary Traxel, 711 Tamaro Trail, Popular Bluff, MO 64901; (573) 718-1836; firstname.lastname@example.org
Bulletin is the Gemzette. Bulletin Editor: Bill Traxel, 711 Tamaro Trail, Popular Bluff, MO 64901; (573) 718-1836; email@example.com
Facebook: Spring River Gem & Mineral Club
Meetings every 1st Thursday from March-December at the Omaha Recreation Center, Omaha Circle, Cherokee Village, at 10 am.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone:  416-1612
Federation (Regional) Affiliation: South Central Federation of Mineralogical Societies
Central Arkansas Gem, Mineral & Geology Society, Little Rock
Organized 1953 Joined MWF 1977
President: Barbara Champagne, 3608 Village Green Dr., Bryant, AR 72002; (501) 258-2576; email@example.com
Treasurer: Sarah Dodson, 14 Elmcrest Ct., Little Rock, AR 72211 (501) 223-8372; firstname.lastname@example.org
Bulletin: Arkansas Rockhound News
Meeting: 4th Tuesday of each month, except Dec., 6:30 PM, Terry Library, 2015 Napa Valley Drive, Little Rock, AR
Ozark Earth Science Club, Mountain Home, Arkansas
Organized 1958 Joined MWF 1966
President: Catherine Doyle, 102 Forrest Lane, Lakeview, Arkansas 72642; (870) 431-8233; email@example.com
Liaison: Sharon Waddell, 6463 US Hwy 63, West Plains, Missouri 65775, (417) 256-8948
Bulletin: Ozark Earth Science Gem, Mineral & Fossil Club
Editor: Madelyn Anderson, 723 County Rd 1175, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653; (870) 425-1311; firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings: 7 pm, 2nd Tuesday of each month, Van Matre Senior Citizen Center, 1101 Spring St., Mountain Home, Arkansas
Northwest Arkansas Gem and Mineral Society, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Primary contact: Connie McGarrah, E-mail: Lmcgarrah@centurytell.net Telephone: 918-442-5867
Meeting place: Clubhouse on AR Hwy. 43N, approximately 1 mile N of Siloam Springs
Meeting time: 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm
Club Affiliation: Rocky Mountain Affiliation of Mineralogical Societies
Crater of Diamonds State Park Annual Events, Murfreesboro, Arkansas
Contact Person: Waymon Cox, Park Interpreter, C.I.G., Crater of Diamonds State Park Telephone number 1-870-285-3116 Web site: http://www.craterofdiamondsstatepark.com/There has not been an organized a gem & mineral show at the park in a few years. However, the park hosts two events annually: The Prospectors' Gemboree and Famous Crater Diamonds Exhibition on the third Saturday in June. The 2016 events were the 6th Annual Gemboree and 10th Annual Famous Crater Diamonds Exhibition.
The Prospectors' Gemboree is a celebration of people who come from across the country and around the world to search for diamonds in Arkansas. This cornerstone event features games, prizes, and activities for families and children of all ages.
The Famous Crater Diamonds Exhibition features Crater diamond finders and collectors in a rare public display of beautiful diamonds and other rocks and minerals found at Crater of Diamonds State Park. It offers an opportunity for first-time visitors to hear the stories "behind the finds" and learn about different ways that diamonds are found.
World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig: for all the up-to-date information go to this link – http://www.mtidachamber.com/yp_crystals.htm
Mount Ida Quartz, Quiltz and Craftz Festival: for all the up-to-date information go to this link – http://festivalnet.com/5003/Mount-Ida-Arkansas/Festivals/Quartz,-Quiltz,-and-Craftz-Festival