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 Meetings

Oct 8
Ron Sloto will give a presentation on Rock and Minerals of Montgomery County for the October Meeting on the 8th. He will have his new book for sale "Mines and Minerals of Montgomery County, PA" he will also have copies of his book "Mines and Minerals of Berks County. These are wonderful an informative books of the counties.

Dec 10


From the north: Take I-695 to US 40 west (exit 15B). Turn left on N. Rolling Rd. Turn right at Old Fredrick Rd. (You will pass through 1 roundabout). Turn right on Oella Ave. Turn left on Westchester Ave. Westchester Community Center is on the right.

From the south: Take I-695 to Fredrick Rd. (exit 13). Turn left on Fredrick Rd. Follow Fredrick Rd. approx. 2.7 miles. Turn right on Oella Ave. Turn left on Westchester Ave. Westchester Community Center is on the right.

Need a map? You can find one on their webs site.

Rocks & Minerals Information

Reference books are just as important in a rock, mineral, or 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 the lapidary arts.

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

We are happy to help answer any questions you have!

From Our Recent Trips