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About

The Monongahela Rockhounds began in 1967.

Learn more about us:

Club History

By Laws

Constitution

Code of Conduct

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Kids

One of our missions is fostering interest in fossils, minerals, and lapidary arts.

 

What better place to start than with our youngest members:

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Mineral
Care
&
Safety

When first collecting minerals, there is still a lot to be revealed under the dirt.

 

Here are some tips and methods for cleaning them up:

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Affiliates
&
Resources

We are affiliated with the EFMLS and AFMS.

There is also a treasure trove of information and regional groups dedicated to education and research in the earth sciences:

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Fossils

Does physical history fascinate you?

 

Fossils are a way to see, learn, and speculate who and what was here before us!

Resources and Topics:

Lapidary

Interested in hands-on creative crafting?

 

Lapidary arts involve cabbing, faceting, and sculpting fossils, minerals, and gemstones!

Resources and Topics:

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Minerals

Earth is composed of minerals in many forms...

Minerals are (obviously) one of the core reasons this club exists.  They are essential to us in many ways!

Resources and Topics:

Gemstones

Gemstones are creations of lapidary art...

Often used in jewelry and other decorative fashions, gemstones are varied, valuable, and functional!

Resources and Topics:

Ammolite

Ammolite

[WiX Media stock photo: Fossil]

Facetor

Facetor

Lapidary demonstration during the 2009 Annual Show.

Pyrite

Pyrite

Grand Door Prize at the 2009 Annual Show.

Topaz & Citrine

Topaz & Citrine

Faceted stones made during the 2009 show’s lapidary demonstration, and auctioned at the 2009 summer picnic (a member perk).