About Us


CSMS Goals

CSMS is an incorporated, non-profit organization with these goals:

  1. To promote and disseminate knowledge of the earth sciences, especially as they relate to mineralogy, lapidary, and fossils.

  2. To encourage study, collection and fashioning of minerals.

  3. To accomplish the same through social meetings, lectures, programs, displays, shows, and field trips.

  4. The Pick & Pack is published monthly by the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society.

  5. Our Constitution and Bylaws.

Meetings are the Third Thursday of each month, except August, at 7:00 PM. Visitors are always welcome at our monthly meetings, which are held at:


The Colorado Springs Senior Center

1514 N. Hancock Ave, Colorado Springs, Co. Map to Senior Center


Membership Benefits

CSMS offers Satellite Group meetings that allow more focused attention to specific areas of our members' interests. Our current Satellite Groups consist of the following: Crystal Study Group, Faceting Group, Fossil Group, Jewelry Group, Lapidary Group, Micromounts Group, and Juniors/Pebble Pups. Click on the Groups tab for more information on these.


Joining CSMS

If you'd like information about joining The Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society e-mail us with contact information at: SharonRocksCo@gmail.com

You may also download the application HERE and send to the address on the application.

Dues: Individual-$30.00; Family - $40.00; Junior - $15.00, Corporate - $100 (after Jan 31'st - $5 off if before Jan 31'st)

Yearly dues include 10 issues of the PICK&PACK, all field trips (additional fees may be required on some field trips, and members are responsible for all transportation to and from), participation in all Satellite Groups (some groups may request additional fees to help cover resource costs), free admission to the Western Museum of Mining & Industry, a year of learning and enjoyment, plus a lifetime of memories.

The Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society is a member of:

   American Federation of Mineralogical Societies

   Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies

   Colorado Federation of Gem & Mineral Societies