Essex Rock & Mineral Society

Essex Rock and Mineral Society has moved to Shenfield Parish Hall. Come and meet us – 1st Tuesdays, 7.30 for 8.00pm.
Essex Rock is an amateur group for everyone – young and old – who is interested in Planet Earth. With monthly talks and field visits we learn about Earth history, climate change, engineering geology, gems, minerals, landscapes, fossils, meteorites, other planets and how Earth provides the resources that we depend on. Something for everyone and no previous geological knowledge required!
We run two meetings every month – one in Shenfield Parish Hall and one in Colchester. Each meeting has a short talk or demonstration from an invited speaker, usually from a university or research institute, but sometimes by one of our own members. Additionally, members bring along their specimens and mystery objects, which always provoke lively conversation over a cup of coffee.
We are active people who don’t just sit and listen. We:

  • Have a full program of field visits to a range of geologically interesting sites in Essex (quarries, gravel pits, sea cliffs)
  • Organise an annual Rock and Gem show with 40+ tables of rocks, gems, minerals, fossils
  • Attend numerous outreach events where we promote Geology to the general public
  • Produce publications which explain the geology of Essex to members of the general public (trail guides, posters, books)
Essex Rock and Mineral society outing

If you would like to know more, please see our website or just come along to one of our meetings (visitors £4, annual membership £14).
We would be delighted to see you!

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