Monthly Meetings

Typical Meeting Agenda: 

Start Time: 7:00 PM at the Clubhouse, 516 West Atlanta Street SE, Marietta, GA 30101

  • 7:00 - 7:45 PM - Speaker or Presentation

  • 7:45 - 8:30 PM - Monthly Business Meeting

  • 8:30 PM - Door Prize Drawings, Socializing and Refreshments

June Meeting

June 15, 2019 from 11:00am until 4:00 pm at the clubhouse

There will be no normal monthly meeting in June. Instead we will be holding our annual Picnic and Auction. This is always a fun event. The Club will supply the meat dishes, but you are asked to bring a side dish or desert.

As always we will hold our auction of tremendous mineral specimens, cutting material for the lapidaries in the group and miscellaneous other items. Usually these things go cheap. What a great opportunity. The club benefits from the revenue the auction produces and you benefit from the opportunity to get good stuff at excellent prices. Here are some examples individual specimens and some flats that will be auctioned.

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Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Illinois

Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Illinois

Hope to see you all there.

July Meeting Program. July 9, 2019

7 P.M. at the Clubhouse

Everything you always wanted to know about Geodes

Geodes are one of Nature’s Wonders. There is no thrill like the thrill of finding an otherwise ugly rock and opening it find a world of beautiful and fascinating mineralogy. Wayne Dodd, an amateur rockhound with a fascination with geodes, will provide a reasonably detailed view of what geodes are, how they form (theory), where they can be found and what kinds of minerals you might find in them. The presentation will include pictures of collecting sites and minerals that can be found. Come and check it out. You might become as fascinated as he is!!

Brown Calcite with a twinned Dogtooth Calcite Crystal. As the caption says, it’s a Sedimentary Geode from the area of Keokuk Iowa.

Brown Calcite with a twinned Dogtooth Calcite Crystal. As the caption says, it’s a Sedimentary Geode from the area of Keokuk Iowa.

Mexican Geode with prominent, water clear Calcite Crystal. This was picked out from a bucket of geodes by a visitor to our geode cracking room at the 2017 CCGMS Show. This geode is from a volcanic environment.

Mexican Geode with prominent, water clear Calcite Crystal. This was picked out from a bucket of geodes by a visitor to our geode cracking room at the 2017 CCGMS Show. This geode is from a volcanic environment.

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Monthly meetings of CCGMS are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm. These meetings are held at our Clubhouse located at 516 West Atlanta St., Marietta, GA 30060.