Delaware mineralogical society

A Delaware 501(c)(3) non-profit earth-science educational organization


About DMS

The Delaware Mineralogical Society (DMS) is a club of people interested in minerals, fossils, gems, lapidary arts, and related areas. Membership is open to all ages, regardless of experience.

We have been organized since 1960, and enjoy meeting to talk about our hobby, and to participate in fun, educational activities.

Our monthly newsletter is the Geogram, which includes informative articles and stories, an activities page with puzzles, calendar of events, along with pertinent news about our club and the rockhounding community. We
e-mail the Geogram at the beginning of each month, except for July and August. As it is available as a benefit of membership, we do not publish an online version.

We hold numerous fieldtrips, an annual show, and support educators and the Scouts in the arena of earth science advancement.

DMS participates in a larger group of national clubs as a member of hobbyist alliances and federations.

Membership benefits include: receipt of our monthly newsletter, access to fieldtrip sites open to few others, participation in fun and educational programs and events, assistance with identifying minerals and fossils, club library privileges, fellowship with enthusiasts (some of whom are professional scientists), opportunities to volunteer in community events, free specimens from time-to-time, and much more.

Our revamped Junior Members Program has been going strong three years now. We welcome the DMS 'Blue Rockers!' Special meetings include education, fun, and fieldtrips.

Officially, The Delaware Mineralogical Society, Inc. is organized as a non-profit corporation and recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization. All contributions and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

We welcome visitors and guests and new members to our events. Please do join us!