The Southeastern Massachusetts Mineral Club, Inc.


Who We Are

The Southeastern Massachusetts Mineral Club (SEMMC) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1968 and has been in continuous association. Due to its geographical location SEMMC also serves the Boston community and Rhode Island. From its beginnings SEMMC has been envisioned both as an organization where fellow collectors could rub elbows and, primarily, as an educational organization promoting aspects of the earth sciences. The SEMMC constitution states that the objectives of the Club ".. shall be to disseminate knowledge ... stimulate interest..." in mineralogy and allied fields. SEMMC remains true to this found vision. Mineralogy, Glaciology, lapidary science, vulcanology and paleontology are among the principle interest of the members.


With membership, you will receive our monthly newsletter, "Outcroppings", and you will be covered by our group liability insurance.

Club Membership dues are payable in September.

Downloadable membership application form.   [pdf file]

Please make out check payable to SEMMC


The SEMMC meets the second Thursday of the month except July and August. Meetings are held at Conant Science Building, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Business meetings are conducted at 7:30 p.m. followed by refreshments and the evening program.

Typical monthly programs could include lectures, talks, demonstrations, slide shows, auctions or award ceremonies. A silent auction and raffle are held at each meeting.

For schedules, please go to our meetings page

Meet our Officers

President: John Walsh
Vice President: Alan Holmes
Treasurer: Chris Conlon
Secretary: Julie Morales
Bulletin Editor: Jim Bradley

The club is now on Facebook!!

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Thanks to Dave Harraden setting it up and getting it listed, well done!

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The SEMMC newsletter, "Outcroppings" is published eleven times per year. The "outcroppings" serves to publish the minutes of the previous meeting, make general announcements and supply information about upcoming events. In addition, field notes, abstracts, book reviews, collecting tips and articles of general interest appear regularly.


SEMMC sets up mineral exhibits at area libraries to enlighten the population of southeastern Massachusetts about the aspects of our hobby.

Field Trips

SEMMC considers field trips to be an important part of club activities. Club organized field trips are considered to be either primarily educational or primarily collecting field trips. Visits to museums, mineral shows and lectures are primarily educational in purpose. Collecting field trips are regularly taken throughout the New England area. Additionally, members schedule individual and small group outings on heir own.

Click here for a list of this year's field trips Members Only


SEMMC maintains a library of books, pamphlets, videos, field gruides and several magazines with borrowing privileges for members.
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