Rock, Mineral and Fossil Show, Mar. 28-29, 2015: Our 51st Show - Treasures Beneath Our Feet

Featuring exhibits of special Iowa finds.
  • Hawkeye Downs (an incorrect location was given in Saturday's Gazette)
  • Sat. from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sun. from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Watch local artist Mary Campbell create a chalk drawing of a 3-D "hole" through Iowa's bedrock showing fossils and minerals found in the various layers. (Click Picture to Enlarge.)
  • Buy a raffle ticket for a chance at some great prizes, including a wooden Utahraptor, a wooden archaeopteryx, both created by Jack Neuzil, Solon, Bones Rock with a dinosaur bone, and an Eldredgeops trilobite.
    • Take in 5 different programs by speakers from the University of Iowa and other experts.
    • Check the tabs under Show in the top menu for dealers, press release and pictures from previous shows.
    • Click for Flyer

    3rd Tuesday, Sept. through May, Regular Meeting

    • Tuesday, Mar 16
      Program by Dr. Rhawn Dennison and Cornell College Students:

      "The Rich History of Gypsum Mining in Iowa"
      • Dr. Rhawn Dennison and several of his students from Cornell College are scheduled to speak at the Tuesday, March 17, club meeting. They will be discussing the field work that they have accomplished in the Bahamas and New Zealand with assistance from CVRMS field work grants.

    Safety Training Scheduled for Mar 26

    • Mine Safety & Health Administration-certified training for field trips is scheduled for Mar. 26.
    • Cedar Rapids Ladd Library, 3750 Williams Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids. (Old Target/Stuff Etc Store)
    • Classes last 2 hours and will be held at 2:00 and 6:00.
    • Email Marv to register.
    • Check the February newsletter for further information. Cost is $10. If you are renewing certification, you are required to bring your certificate to the class. Also bring your book
    • Click for Map to the Library.

    Waterloo Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
    "Rockhounding in Iowa"
    Black Hawk Gem & Mineral Society
    April 19, 2015, noon - 5:00
    Waterloo Center for the Arts
    225 Commercial St., Waterloo, IA 50701

    Largest Fossil-Only Show in the World
    Mid America Paleontolgy Society (MAPS)
    Expo XXXVII
    April 10-12, 2015
    Sharpless Auctions Facility, I-80 Exit 249, Iowa City, IA

    • Fri. & Sat 8-5
    • Sun 8-3 (limited dealers on Sun.)
    • Live Auction Sat at 5:15
    • Check the MAPS webpage for further information


    to see events scheduled by clubs in the Midwest area.


    Cedar Valley Rocks and Minerals Society was organized for the purpose of studying the sciences of mineralogy, geology, and paleontology and the arts of lapidary and gemology.


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    Marvin Houg
    1820 30th Street Dr SE
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52403-1580
    Marv Houg

    Dale Stout
    2237 Meadowbrook Drive S.E.
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
    Dale Stout

    Meeting Place - See Map
    Rockwell Collins 35th St. Plant Cafeteria, Starting Sep. 2014
    855 35th St. NE
    Cedar Rapids, IA

    The building is set back from the road.