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 for people just interested in rocks and gems, and our field trips include many areas throughout PA, some of which give us special permission to be there.

Events & Shows Information

Upcoming Meetings

small version of a panorama of the annual mineral showFind us at the Reading Public Museum for monthly meetings and presentations.

500 Museum Road
Reading, PA 19611

Need a map? You can find one on their website.

Watch for our Annual Show World of Gems & Minerals the first weekend of May.

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 locations we often find rocks and gems at, as well as other specimens found in the area. The Berks Mineralogical Society uses these guides for researching locations and identifying rocks, mineral, etc found in PA. 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.

Check out our page of information on rocks, minerals, and good reference books.

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 $20 for single and $25 for a family.

We are happy to help answer any questions you have!

From Our Recent Trips

berks mineral members by the roadside looking at rocks"
some interesting rocks from a field trip with berks mineral"
three stones found on a berks mineral field trip"
members of berks mineral society surveying a wall of rocks"
berks quarry opened to berks mineral society"
bb8 and Berks Mineralogical Society visiting a quarry in southern berks county"
Berks Mineralogical Society at Brecknock township in Lancaster County, examining rocks."
Berks Mineralogical Society at Brecknock township in Lancaster County, examining rocks."
berks mineral society members taking a break on a dig"
three members of our group on lawn chairs near the cars"