Join Our Club​


Established in 1963

What does a membership to the RVMGS provide?

  • Active members experience a number of related benefits:
  • Monthly Collecting Trips
  • Knowledge from experienced leaders
  • Educational Speakers
  • Learn How Lapidary Workshops
  • Mineral Identification
  • Annual Picnic
  • Annual Mineral and Gem Show Attendance
  • Great Fellowship with Like Minded People






To become a member please visit us at one of our Monthly meetings held on the 2ND Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM located at Rockingham Court United Methodist Church 4615 Bryan Rd, Roanoke, VA 24014  (parking available in rear and handicap assessable), or contact us at for a membership application.

Membership Fees:

Single Membership – $10.00 Annually

Family Membership – $15.00 Annually

This includes all member benefits plus Monthly Society Newsletter

Currently, all membership applications are payable by check or cash in person at a monthly meeting or by mail. Please contact us for a membership application and make all checks payable to:

Roanoke Valley Mineral and Gem Society Attention RVMGS Treasurer

P.O. Box 3297 Roanoke, VA 24015-1297




Our Mission is to promote and provide education and study of mineralogy, crystallography, paleontology, geology, gemology, and other allied earth sciences.



To Promote educational and recreational objectives through associations, meetings, field trips, exhibitions, and projects



Promote education

Provide collection opportunities

Promote good fellowship

Provide Lapidary information and training

Active Membership will consist of members active participation in the affairs of the Society, Paying Annual Dues, being entitled to vote, hold office, and receive Society Publications

RVMGS offers a Youth Club for members under the age of 18. This is where our youth members are encouraged to increase their appreciation, knowledge, and love of minerals and nature through our youth-aged programs, field trips, and special activities.

*Society Members under the age of 18 years can be members of the Junior club or Youth Club and must be a part of a current paid family membership. Junior Club members are allowed to attend Society functions and Field Trips where age is not a limiting factor. They must be accompanied by a parent or delegated adult who is also a current member and assumes full responsibility for the Junior Club member’s actions and conduct on Society functions and field trips.