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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


Friends and Sponsors of Club Activities

Orton Geological Museum at The Ohio State University

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.


Something Special Shoppe

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. 


What On Earth

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.


Licking County Rock and Mineral Society

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. 


Friends of Mineralogy Midwest Chapter

This regional chapter is based in Indiana and sponsors field trips in all of the surrounding states.


Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies

Our club is affiliated with the regional and national societies.  Their site gives more information about topics of interest to rock-hounds.


 IteCo Inc.

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.


Rita Caz Jewelry Gallery

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.

Ohio University Geology Club

The Geology Department is sponsoring a Rock Auction to help fund field trips for Geology students.  See their website for more details.


Vasichko Minerals

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.

House of Phacops

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.


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