Field Trips

The Society has gone on field trips in the general area in the past.  We plan to schedule additional group trips when there is sufficient member interest and a volunteer to organize the trip.  You must arrange your own transportation for all field trips.

We also encourage you to visit various sites throughout the United States that are of interest to our members. As an aide in identifying a potential site we have assembled limited information on various locations for some of the States.   

Alabama – Janney Furnace Park

Arkansas – Crater of Diamonds State Park

California – Marshall Gold Discovery; Searles Lake Lapidary and Show (Gem-O-Rama)

Colorado – Bachelor-Syracuse Mine; Colorado School of Mines – Geology Museum; Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company; Denver Museum of Nature and Science; Georgetown Loop Railroad; Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine; National Mining Hall of Fame; Steelworks Museum of Industry and Culture;                                                      Additional Places of Interest

Delaware – Hagley Museum and Library

Florida – Appleton Museum of Art (College of Central Florida); Florida Museum of Natural History; Gillespie Museum of Minerals (Stetson University); Honeymoon Island State Park; Mulberry Phosphate Museum; Peace River (Megalodon Expedition); Rucks Pit, Fort Drum Crystal Mine; Santa FE College – Jean Klein Rock Cycle Garden; Vulcan Mine

Georgia – Crystal Empire/The Hogg Mine; Dahlonega; Elberton Granite Museum and Exhibit; Gold’n Gem Grubbin; Graves Mountain; Tellus Science Museum

Iowa – Keokuk Geodes

Kansas – Big Well Museum; Fick Fossil Museum; National Glass Museum; Strataca Underground Salt Museum; Additional Places of Interest

Kentucky – Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum; Diamond Caverns; Lost River Cave;   Mammoth Cave National Park; Additional Places of Interest

Maryland – Furnace Town Living Heritage Village

Michigan – Gitche Gumee Agate & History Museum

Missouri – Meramec Caverns

New York – Adirondacks: Ausable Chasm, High Falls Gorge & Natural Stone Bridge & Caves Park

North Carolina – Emerald Village; Gem Mining, Franklin; Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County

Pennsylvania – Anthracite Museum Complex: Anthracite Heritage Museum, Iron Furnaces & Eckley Miners Village; Cornwall Iron Furnace; No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum; Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train

South Dakota – Deadwood Area

Tennessee – Coal Miners Museum-Marion County; Cumberland Caverns; Raccoon Mountain; Additional Places of Interest

Wisconsin – Badger Mine and Museum; Cave of the Mounds; Mining and Rollo Jamison Museums