About our club

The Michigan Gem and Mineral Society (MGMS) is a chartered nonprofit 501c3 corporation, which held its first meeting on March 4, 1954. It is a gathering of like-minded rock, mineral and fossil enthusiasts who come together to share their common interest and make new friends and share their stories.


During the months of April and May MGMS meets on the SECOND THURSDAY at 6:30 pm in the Leoni Township Hall, 913 5th Street, Michigan Center, MI 49254.

MGMS meetings in September, October, November, January, February and March are held on the SECOND SATURDAY of each month at 1:00 pm at the Leoni Township Hall.

In the summer months of June and July, MGMS meets on the SECOND SATURDAYS at 1:00 pm, for potlucks and various activities. Each month’s location will be announced in the newsletter, via email and on this web site. NO MEETINGS IN AUGUST.


During the year MGMS goes on several field trips to different locations in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. These are different opportunities to have fellowship and collect new specimens of rocks, minerals and fossils to add to your collection – or to begin a new collection! These field trips are announced in the newsletter, via email or at this site.

See the General Member Info page for more details about MGMS and how to join. New members are always welcome!


If you wish to join MGMS, there is a modest yearly fee of only $15.00 per adult (17 years and older) or $20.00 per family. A family is considered to be all members living under the same roof. What a bargain! Yearly membership fees are payable – and due – on March 25th of each year.

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This is a great group! I joined in spring of 2014, and everyone welcomed me with open arms. I've been having so much fun! When I joined, the club was in need of a secretary, and I volunteered eagerly! I've been having tons of fun :)

--Melanie Varney

Attn Members! Email us a testimonial to post if you'd like.

--Thank You

Trip Tidbits

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Road Cut

Looking for geodes at a road cut. Hall's Gap, Kentucky.


Field trip to Museum of the Red River in Idabel, Arkansas.