The Columbus Rock and Mineral Society, Inc.

Columbus, Ohio

Founded 1958



Affiliated with

Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies

American Federation of Mineralogical Societies

  • See the Northland Performing Arts Center

    Families are Welcome!

  • Discover more about CRMS Club activities

    Club members exhibit all sorts of specimens. Ask volunteers about joining.

  • Enjoy collections

    Club members share their vast collections

  • Ooh, ahh . . . at the contest winners

    2014 winner

  • Fossils!

    2014 winner

  • Minerals!

    2014 winner

  • Lapidary!

    2014 winner

  • Specimens!

    2014 winner

  • Enjoy the large Education area

    One of the best in the Midwest has hands-on exhibits for kids and adults

  • Bring the whole family

    Scouts in uniform and teachers with ID receive free admission

  • Play games

    Fun for kids - prizes available!

  • Increase your own collection

    Bid at the Silent Auction to take home some of our finds

  • Looking for something?

    We have something for rockhounds and pebble pups

  • Stroll through the dealer booths

    Gems, minerals, fossils, beads and more

  • Learn from craftsmen

    Seasoned demonstrators will be showing faceting, polishing, lapidary and flint mapping

  • Follow the crowds to our Annual Show

    Speakers, dealers, silent auction, displays, demonstrators, identification booth

Columbus Rock and Mineral Society

Hello and thank you for visiting the Columbus Rock and Mineral Society website.

As President, I would like to express my joy in participating in such an active club. Each year we put on a wonderful Rock, Gem and Jewelry show along with our partners from the Licking County Rock and Mineral Society. This years show was a great success at our new Location at the Northland Performing Arts Center, as so many dedicated members and volunteers worked very hard to bring it all together.

With the change of weather, soon many of us will be packing up our tool bags and heading out into the field with the hopes of finding that one (and hopefully more than one) special specimen. It's never too early to start thinking about collecting safety. Proper tools, the right training and a keen eye will help ensure a fun and prosperous collecting season.

If you enjoy Rocks, Fossils and Minerals as much as we do, then I encourage you to join us for a club meeting to see what we are all about.

John Helwig
CRMS President

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CRMS Youth program


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2017 show flier

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Meetings and Membership

Our club has a diverse membership of professionals, laymen and general rock-hounds all coming together to enjoy different aspects of geology and associated sciences.  Minerals, fossils, native artifacts, paleontology, lapidary; all are represented.  Long time members of the club have the expertise to help identify specimens, teach stone faceting or share a story about quarry trips locally and abroad.  

WHAT:  Monthly meetings include a knowledgeable speaker on a topic for the evening, plenty of good snacks, a chance to win a door prize and lots of lively conversation.  Visitors are welcome to come and hear a speaker or just drop in to talk with us.

WHERE: ***Please Note*** Brand New Location - Columbus Menonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Avenue, Columbus, OH 43214.  7:00 PM   (see map below). 

WHEN:  The third Tuesday of the month from September through May.  

***DATE CHANGE*** Due to a change in availability at the facility, we will be holding the member meeting on March 22nd (fourth Tuesday) instead of March 15th.

Annual dues include monthly meetings, a subscription to the club newsletter The Glacial Groove, the annual club directory of members, club library, and a listing of club field trips.  Members also help to plan, organize and volunteer as part of the yearly club show each spring.

Individual membership $20         

Family membership $25 



Columbus Rock and Mineral Society

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