We welcome anyone interested in learning about our fascinating hobby!

We meet on the second Friday of every month at the USCA Science Building, Room 200.

Benefits of Membership include:


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Free admission to the Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show


Eligible to participate in field trips/dig for specimen collecting. Almost all of these are members-only due to liability concerns.


Eligible to participate in club-subsidized field trips, in which the club pays a portion of the fee.

If you might be interested in joining us, you are welcome to attend one of our meetings and see what it is all about. Youth are also invited to attend, there is usually at least one youngster at most meetings. We meet on the second Friday of every month at the Science building of the University of South Carolina-Aiken. A campus map is available by clicking here - the science building is labeled as building 5. Park in Lot D and enter the lower level of the building. We will be in the first room on the left.


Annual dues are $20 family, $15 for single, $2 student. An additonal fee of $10 is added for 'snail mailing' a paper copy of our monthly newsletter to cover prinitng and postage costs.

Click the link to download the membership form: membership form