Regular Club Meetings
Regular club meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month (excluding September and December) at ICC’s Peoria Campus. Meetings are generally held in Maple Hall, Room 106. Meetings begin with social time, followed by an hour-long program, a short business meeting, and several door prize raffles.
Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show
The Geology Section is perhaps best known for its long-running Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show, which is celebrating its 59th year in 2023. The annual show is an opportunity for the Greater Peoria area to visit with dealers and demonstrators related to rocks, minerals, gems, and fossils. The show also provides games for children and hands-on learning activities for all ages. The show is hosted on the 4th Saturday and Sunday in August at EastSide Centre in East Peoria.
We look forward to seeing you from 9a-5p on Saturday, August 26 and 10a-5p on Sunday, August 27, 2023.
The club hosts several field trips each year, and members are invited to neighboring club’s trips as well. Regular field trips include collecting geodes in Western Illinois, collecting pyritized petrified wood in North Central Illinois, and varied minerals and fossils in gravel pits from Northern to Southern Illinois.
For insurance reasons, field trips are open to members only. Trips are announced to club members through the regular news blasts.