Friends and Sponsors of Club Activities
The Orton Geological Museum is located in Orton Hall on the South Oval on the Ohio State University Main Campus. Part of the School of Earth Sciences, the Museum plays a key role in teaching, outreach, and research. It is open to the public free of charge from 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Explore the fossils, minerals, and rocks from Ohio and around the world.
With more than 25 years of experience, the Something Special Rock Shop has gifts, jewelry, lapidary supplies and equipment, beading supplies, polished and unpolished specimens, fossils and more. Located in Westerville, Ohio.
Founded in 1974, What On Earth is a tradition in Columbus, Ohio specializing in jewelry and the products of nature. They also produce custom designs and do jewelry repairs in sterling silver and gold.
Each spring we partner with the Licking County club to bring central Ohio the annual show. Their club meetings are scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7pm on The Ohio State University - Newark campus.
This regional chapter is based in Indiana and sponsors field trips in all of the surrounding states.
Our club is affiliated with the regional and national societies. Their site gives more information about topics of interest to rock-hounds.
Iteco, Inc. was incorporated by Paul Cory in Columbus, Ohio in 1987. In addition to their own specialities, Iteco, Inc. now provides gem marketing and distribution for various companies and individuals. The company has been based in Powell, Ohio since 2001.
Custom jewelry design and guitars are the specialties of this shop in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Many rock samples from Ohio and other locations are available. Metalsmiths can help you design a setting for your stone or repair/refurbish older pieces. Classes on lapidary and metalsmithing happen on site.
The Geology Department is sponsoring a Rock Auction to help fund field trips for Geology students. See their website for more details.
This site is dedicated to Ohio minerals and has extensive articles relevant to the Ohio collector. Minerals and their locations around the state are displayed and described in detail to provide a great resource guide.
Located in Adams County near the Serpent Mound, the House of Phacops sells rocks from around the world. On display is the impressive Trilobite collection of Tom Johnson which has been on view at the Smithsonian Museum. Pipestone carving instruction and special events are offered during the year.