The Annual Pine Cone hunt will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 for members only. We will meet at the Park on Hwy 6 going South out of Mandan. Be there before 9 A. M. as we leave at 9:00 A. M. sharp. The park is just South of the Mandan Municipal Golf Course on the west side (right hand side going South) of the road. See map on our CDG & MS website under the heading of News.

Please follow public health guidelines for the Covid 19 public health safety. Wear a mask and follow social distancing.

Welcome to the online home of the Central Dakota Gem & Mineral Society (CDG&MS).  We are a rock club based out of Bismarck, ND, but have numerous members from around the state.  This website, along with our Facebook page, are great ways to stay current on what we have been doing.  The CDG&MS is a group of people with a diverse interest in all things rock, gem, mineral, lapidary, geocaching, fossils, wire-wrapping, and more.  The club is affiliated with the Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies (RMFMS), and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS).

Site Summary:

Home: You Are Here!

About: Club Mission, Constitution, Membership, Officers, Committees, Meetings, Dues, and Club Colors.

Minutes: Past monthly meeting minutes, or events (if no meeting)

Links: Other clubs, local rock shops, and places of interest.

Calendar: The When and Where of meetings and events.

The Conglomerate: A little bit of everything – blog snippets on rocks, fossils, minerals, and a little humor to glue it all together.

Members: Club Library, “Diggins From Dakota” Archives.

News: Upcoming event fliers, things for sale, things wanted, press & media coverage.

Rock Show:  Upcoming and past annual rock shows.

Regulations:  Be in-the-know with ND specific rules to collecting rocks & fossils.

If you have any questions about the club or the site, feel free to contact us!

Or, write to us at PO Box 2445, Bismarck ND 58502-2445