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Why Join?

The Benefits of Membership

  1. Attend as many of our meetings as you like and no one will look at you funny
  2. Join us on our field trips (Insurance only covers members, so non-members can’t go)
  3. Free entrance to our yearly show (But we WILL make you work)
  4. Monthly newsletter
  5. Information from other members regarding local sales of rocks & minerals
  6. Membership in the Midwest Federation and the American Federation and access to their information
  7. Attend our Christmas Party (We usually do a White Elephant Gift Exchange, which is lots of fun!)
  8. Say you are a member of the Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society and wear a name tag at our meetings!

Membership is open to anyone regardless of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion or religious practice, gender, gender identity or gender expression, or sexual orientation, age (16 years and younger must be sponsored by an adult member), disability, marital status and military status and is interested in any of the following:

  • Earth Science
  • Geology
  • Paleontology
  • Mineralogy
  • Lapidary
  • Jewelry-Making
  • Related Youth Activities


*Must be  ≤ 16 years old and sponsored by a current adult member
Two Junior Members on a field trip to Washington County, MO looking for druzy quartz
Two Junior Members on a field trip to Washington County, MO looking for druzy quartz

Our memberships run from January until December.

New members who join after our regular September club meeting are considered members until the following December. For example, if a couple signs up for membership on October 6, 2021 their membership will run until December of 2022.

Apply for Membership

A pdf of our Membership Application can be found here: Membership Application.

A copy of our Bylaws can be found here: Bylaws.

Please print a copy of the application, fill it out, and send it (along with a check payable to “Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society” for your membership dues) to:

Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society
2131 West Republic Road
Box # 35
Springfield, MO 65807

Or you can come and see us at any of our meetings or events and sign up in person!