Welcome to the Berks Mineralogical Society

Our goal is to share of love of geology and to share this and teach the public.

The Berks Mineralogical Society is the rock, gem, fossil, mineral and lapidary club for Berks County Pennsylvania. We conduct monthly meetings in the Auditorium Room at the Reading Public Museum. We are a non-profit educational organization, and our field trips include many areas throughout PA.

Events & Shows Information

Upcoming Meeting Topics

April 2018 Meeting: Silent Auction
Meeting begins at 7:30 at the Reading Public Museum
Please bring a rock, mineral, fossil, or any related item to be auctioned. There will be bid sheets to use for the auction. Please fill out a sheet with item details and minimum starting bid. The auction will officially start at 7:30 pm and the end time will be determined before the auction starts. Please arrive early to set up before the auction starts. The seller of the item will be in charge of the final agreement/ sale of the item and final terms with the buyer. The auction is open to all who attend the April meeting. All are welcome.

Keep in touch with us to learn about our annual gem, mineral and fossil show!

Rocks & Minerals Information

Reference books are just as important in rock / mineral / fossil hobby as the rock specimens themselves. They offer insight on the history of the location as well as other specimens found in the area. The Berks Mineralogical Society uses these guides for researching locations and identifying rocks, mineral, etc. If the club is to visit a site mentioned in the books, the club makes sure that it has proper permission to visit that site.

Contact Berks Mineralogical Society

The Berks Mineralogical Society is an informal group and we welcome any person or people with a sincere interest in minerals, collecting rocks, uncovering fossils and lapidary arts.

Yearly dues are $10 for single and $16 for a family.


We are happy to help answer any questions you have!

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