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

Temporary Meeting Place
Fairfax Library Meeting Room
313 Vanderbilt St, Fairfax
Enter side door - on right as you approach the main library door



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.

Regular Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 7:00, Sept. through May

Temporary Meeting Place: Fairfax Library Meeting Room

313 Vanderbilt Street, Fairfax
See Monthly Newsletters for Meeting Details.
  • March 21, 2017
  • April 18, 2017
  • May 16, 2017

Rock, Mineral and Fossil Show
Mar. 25-26, 2017

Our 53rd Show - Calcite & Quartz:
Two of Earth’s Most Versatile Minerals
Abundant in Iowa
Featuring exhibits of Calcite and Quartz varieties and uses.
Also featuring 7' Dimetrodon skeleton, courtesy of Ray Garton
  • Click for Flyer
  • Hawkeye Downs
  • Sat. from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sun. from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Buy a raffle ticket for a chance at some great prizes. Drawing Sun., April 26, at 4:00. Need not be present to win.
  • Take in 5 different programs by speakers from the University of Iowa and other experts.
  • Check the tabs under the Show tab from the top menu for dealers, press release and pictures from previous shows.
Info for Members & Dealers:
  • Setup starts at 8:30 a.m. Friday
  • Lunch is provided for workers
  • Potluck at 6:30 Friday night - Bring a dish or 2 and your own table service. The dealers are our guests.
  • Catered Dinner at 6:15, right after the Show closes, on Saturday, followed by a program by Ray Anderson on “25 Years of Devonian Fossil Gorge”
  • Lots of workers are needed for setup, at the Show, and for cleanup.
  • Material is needed for the Pebble Pit, door prizes and the silent auction.
  • Display your favorite specimens, and consider displaying some related to our theme.

CANCELED: Safety Training Scheduled for March 23

Tentatively Rescheduled to May 6

  • Mine Safety & Health Administration-certified training for field trips is scheduled for Mar 23.
  • Marion Library, 1095 6th Ave, Marion, IA 52302
  • Classes last 2 hours and will be held at 2:00 and 6:00.
  • Email Marv to register.
  • Cost is $10.
  • If you are renewing certification, you are required to bring your certificate to the class. Also bring your book


to see events scheduled by clubs in the Midwest area.