CCFMS Member Clubs


There are many mineralogical clubs in central Canada that meet regularly to collect rocks and fossils, learn about the earth sciences, and do lapidary arts and crafts. If you are interested in rocks and minerals and are interested in joining a club or meeting other rockhounds, then contact a club near you. Kids are welcome but may have problems going on field trips due to legal issues. Each club can tell you what field trips have restrictions.

As an example, there are a number clubs that are active in the Greater Toronto Area. Each club has its own "flavour", so visit a few before deciding which one to join. Some people join the club nearest to the place they live or work; other people join the club that seems to be more active in the area that interests them. You can also visit club websites and Facebook pages - that, too, gives you an idea of a club?s focus and activities.

Many rockhounds belong to more than one club. Every club welcomes visitors. Don't feel that you need to make a commitment before you come and visit for a few times.

If you already have a club, or are thinking of forming a club, and would like to enjoy the benefits of being a CCFMS affiliated club, please visit our page on How to Become a Member Club .

If you wish to request any changes to your club listing, please contact the Executive of the CCFMS.   


Focus / Meetings / Contact

Bancroft Gem and Mineral Club and Museum

Focus: monthly meetings, field trips, annual show

Address: 8 Hastings Heritage Way, P O Box 1749, Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0

Website: none

Articles about the Museum: &


Meetings: usually 1st Tuesday of each month at 7 pm - except no meeting in February - July meeting is 2nd Tuesday

Location: Train Station, 8 Hastings Heritage Way, Bancroft


Field Trips:


Contact: Museum: 613-332-1513 or Frank Melanson, President, 613-332-1032,      Bancroft Gem and Mineral Club Show - please see Events

Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Society

Focus: field trips, lapidary workshops, monthly meetings, annual show

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 24062, Brantford RPO, King George, ON, N3R7X3


Membership: $30 Single; $35 Family                                                 

Meetings: 3rd Friday of the month, except on holiday weekends, September through June

Location: The Clubhouse 643 Governors Road East, Paris Ontario

Workshops and classes in lapidary, wire wrapping, and silversmithing held often

Field Trips: throughout the summer

Newsletter: Monthly


Canadian Micro-Mineral Association

Focus: workshops, mineral exchange, and lectures.

Address: c/o 660 Heathcliffe Place, Waterloo, ON N2T 2P3


Membership: $17 Canadian or US dollars

Meetings: no regular meetings, instead:

CMMA Spring Micro Symposium - please see Events

CMMA Fall Micro Workshop - please see Events



Field Trips:

Newsletter: MicroNews, Editor Stephen Stuart, 313-920-9077                                Jim Glen, Treasurer and Membership,  905-227-7200                              Contact: Frank Ruehlicke, President, 226-749-0078 ,  

Club de min?ralogie du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

Focus: r?union mensuelle (de conversation soit sur un min?ral, une localit?, un ph?nom?ne de min?ralogie, ou une technique (etc), et des excursions.

Adresse: c / o Paul B?dard, Sciences de la Terre, Universit? du Qu?bec ? Chicoutimi, 555 Boul. Universit? Chicoutimi, Qu?bec, G7H 2B1

site internet:


R?unions: 2e mardi de chaque mois - 19 h

Lieu: Salle P2-3080, Universit? du Qu?bec ? Chicoutimi, 555 Boul. Universit? Chicoutimi, Qu?bec



Newsletter: Le Trait

Contact: Gilles Duchesne, pr?sident, 418-545-9575,  


Club de min?ralogie et de pal?ontologie de la Gasp?sie

Focus: education

Adresse: 196, Boul. Gasp?, Gasp?, Qu?bec G4X 1B1

site internet:,  

Adh?sion: Individuel 20$, Etudiant 15$, Familliale 35$






Contact: Christian Rioux, 418-360-3013

Eastern Ontario Natural History Society - Ottawa Paleontology Club Soci?t? Pal?ontologique d'Ottawa

Focus: education on diverse topics in the natural science with a specific focus on deep time, the history of life, and natural sciences for all ages and experience levels

Address: 100 Beachview Prv, Ottawa, On, K1V 1M7


Membership: $20 Individual (includes field trips), Youth under 16 Free; $10 field trips only

Meetings: 2nd Wednesdays of each month from September to June - 7:30pm

Location: Room 0028 (basement), Marion Hall, 140 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa University


Field Trips:


Contact: Ernesto Delgado, President, 613-599-7106 or email: 


The Gem & Mineral Club of Scarborough

Focus: monthly meetings, newsletter, various workshops, and annual show

Address: Box 36048 York Mills Leslie Post Office, Toronto ON M3B 0A3


Membership: $20 Individual, $25 Family

Meetings: 1st Wednesday of each month - September to June - 8 pm

Location: Knox United Church Hall, 2369 Midland Avenue (northeast corner of Midland & Sheppard Avenues), Scarborough

Workshops: 2nd Saturday September to June

Field Trips:

Newsletter:  Strata Data issued 10 times a year 


"Wonders of the Earth" - the Scarborough Gem & Mineral Club Show - please see Events

Kawartha Rock & Fossil Club

Focus: monthly meetings & newsletters, field trips, annual show

Address: PO Box 30036 Chemong, Peterborough, ON K9H 7R4


Membership: $20 Individual; $25 Family

Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month - September to June - 7 pm

Location: Riverview Park & Zoo, 1230 Water St, Peterborough


Field Trips:


Contact: George Thompson, President, 613-827-0368,    The Kawartha Rock & Fossil Club?s Annual Show - please see Events

Kingston Lapidary and Mineral Club

Focus: monthly meetings and newsletter, annual show, field trips and Silver Smithing.

Address: 370 King Street West, Unit 209, Kingston, ON K7L2X4


Membership: $20 Individual; $25 Family; $15 Junior (under15 & sponsored)

Meetings: 2nd Friday of each month - November - April

Location: J K Tett Building, 370 King Street West, Unit 209, Kingston


Field Trips:

Newsletter: The Streak Plate

Contact: Eileen Moss, Vice President, 613-384-4439  or

Annual Kingston Gem Storm - please see Events

Kitchener Waterloo Gem and Mineral Club

Focus: monthly meetings, newsletters, annual swap & show

Address: c/o Stephanie Martin, 12 Herlan Ave, Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 4K3


Membership: $20 Individual; $25 Family

Meetings: 2nd Friday of each month (except July and August) - 7:30 pm

Location: Lions Arena, 20 Rittenhouse Road, Kitchener, N2C1J3


Field Trips:


Contact: Gary Partlow (519) 836-6515   Stan Jones (519) 658-4394  

                                                                                                                                              Kitchener-Waterloo Gem and Mineral Club Annual Show and Sale - please   see Events

London Gem Mineral & Fossil Society

Focus: monthly meetings, newsletters, and field trips



Membership: $15 Student, $20 Individual, $30 Family

Meetings: 1st Thursday of each month - 7 pm - 8:30 pm Except January, July, August

Location: 799 Homeview Rd, London, Ontario N6C5J4


Field Trips:


Contact: Phil McCausland, President,  

London Gem Mineral & Fossil Society       

Mineral Society of Manitoba

Focus: monthly meetings

Address: c/o Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, 190 Rupert Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 0N2


Membership: $15 Individual; $20 Family

Meetings: 1st Wednesday of each month - September to May - 7:30 pm

Location: Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, 190 Rupert Ave, Room P-47, Planetarium Level (use north side entrance), Winnipeg

Field Trips: to fossil and mineral collecting sites of interest during the summer and early fall months

Newsletter: The Mineral Vein

Contact: Josh MyersWebsite Coordinator & Vice Presidentcell 204-330-0076;     or

Niagara Peninsula Geological Society

Focus: monthly meetings, silent auctions, e-newsletters, field trips, annual show, lapidary, childrens activities, lending library, and Touch Tables

Address: c/o 120 South Drive, St Catharines, ON

Website: ,   Group Page,  Show Page

Membership: $15 Individual, $20 Family

Meetings: 3rd Friday of each month  (September to May) - 7:30 pm - April & May are usually 4th Friday -potlucks in December and February - 6:30 pm

Location: Brock University, MacKenzie-Chown Building, Dept of Earth Sciences, Room MCD-309, St Catharines - potlucks location: Mountainview United Church, 150 Glendale Avenue, St Catharines


Field Trips: schedule:

Newsletter: The Pink Dolomite Saddle

Contact: general email                                                                                                        NPGS Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show & Sale - a GEO Venture - please see Events

Nipissing Rock and Mineral Club

Focus: monthly meetings, rockhounding - field trips (prospecting & collecting), learning about geology & mineralogy, and jewellery & lapidary making, and small but interesting library



Meetings: usually 2nd Tuesday of every month - 6-9 pm - Sept to June

Location: announced each month

Workshops: A fully functioning workshop is located at the Crystal Cave, in South River, Ont. Equipment training is available for members.

Field Trips: spring, summer, and fall



North York Faceting Guild

Focus: monthly meetings, information exchange on the cutting of stones




Meetings: 3rd Friday of each month (except July and August)

Location: Armour Heights Community Centre, corner of Avenue Rd and Wilson Street, Toronto


Field Trips:



Ottawa Lapsmith and Mineral Club

Focus: monthly meetings, e-newsletters, annual show, and field trips

Address: Unit 1C - 190 Colonnade Rd, Nepean, Ontario, K2E7J5, 613-700-4367


Membership: $20 Individual, $30 Family

Meetings: 2nd Thursday of each month (except July and August) - 7:30 pm

Location: Room 22, 1000 Brookfield Road, Ottawa

Workshops: Monday through Wednesdays at various time + Saturdays

Field Trips:

Newsletter: The Cutting Edge

Contact: Kerry Day, President,  

Unit 1C – 190 Colonnade Rd. Nepean, ONT,  K2E 7J5 

Annual OLMC Annual Gem, Mineral, and Jewellery Show and Sale - please see Events

Sarnia Rock & Fossil Club

Focus: monthly meetings, newsletter, field trips, annual dinner, annual picnic, and annual display at Hobbyfest

Address: c/o SRFC Secretary, 3280 Egremont Rd, RR#1, Camlachie, ON. N0N 1E0


Membership: $20 Individual or Family

Meetings: 2nd Friday of each month - September to May - 7:30 pm

Location: New Horizons Church, 383 Russell St North, Sarnia, Ontario

Workshops: not currently

Field Trips: arranged periodically

Newsletter: The Narrows News

Contact: Mark Nilsson, 519-328-1883,     


Rock & Lapidary Society

Focus: monthly meetings, annual show, field trips, and newsletter

Address: c/o 629 Ester Street, Sudbury ON, P3E 5C6


Membership: $10 for an individual or family  

Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month - September to June - 7:30 pm

Location: Naughton Community Centre (Old Naughton PS), Regional Rd #55, Sudbury

Workshops: Lapidary

Field Trips:

Newsletter: Nickel Basin Rockhound  - 10  issues per year

Contact: Ruth Debicki, President,  

Annual Sudbury Gem and Mineral Show  - please see Shows section

The Walker Mineralogical Club

Focus: monthly meetings, newsletters, field trips, study of mineralogy, and annual auction

Address: c/o ROM, Department of Natural History,100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON, M5S 2C6


Membership: $30 Individual, $15 Student, $40 Family

Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of each month - September to May - 8 pm

Location: Earth Sciences Building, 33 Willcocks Street, University of Toronto, Toronto


Field Trips:



Young Toronto Mineralogists Club

Focus: young people interested in the hobby, ages 8 to 15, meetings to study mineralogy, and field trips



Membership: $50 Family with children 8-15 years of age (participants) (parents participate in field trips) there is a waiting list that could take up to 2 years to clear

Meetings: 4th/last Saturday of each month - September to May, excluding December - 1-3 pm

Location: Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto


Field Trips: