Mineralogical Society of the District of Columbia, Inc.

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Organized: 1941
Joined EFMLS: 1951

Board Members:

Kenny Reynolds
Vice President:
Cindy Schmidtlein
Andy Thompson
John Weidner
EFMLS Liaison:
John Weidner
Ken Rock
Betty Thompson
Mineral Minutes

Public Contact Information:

No public contact information has been provided at this time
Region 4
Meetings: 1st Monday of the month
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History – MSDC meetings currently held via Zoom, see our website for the link

Additional Info:

Mission of the Mineralogical Society of the District of Columbia (MSDC)

  • To learn together and further knowledge about mineralogy and earth sciences
  • To share the pleasure of collecting minerals
  • To welcome you to explore these interests with us

Who We Are

  • We’re rockhounds, professional mineral scientists, mineral collectors and enthusiasts, and people with new interests in minerals and earth sciences.
  • We’re from DC, the Maryland and Virginia suburbs, and points beyond.
  • You’re always welcome!

What we do:

  • Since 1942, we’ve met at the Smithsonian Institution to discuss all facets of earth sciences and hear  from experts in many related fields.
  • We sponsor or join with other local clubs for field trips.
  • Our monthly newsletters offer diverse articles at all knowledge levels.
  • We support mineral sciences by volunteering at the Smithsonian and elsewhere and by finding other ways to expand interest and knowledge.

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