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Marvin Houg
1820 30th Street Dr SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403-1580
Marv Houg

Dale Stout
2237 Meadowbrook Drive S.E.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
Dale Stout

Meeting Place - See Map
Rockwell Collins 35th St. Plant Cafeteria, Starting Sep. 2014
855 35th St. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA

The building is set back from the road.



Cedar Valley Rocks and Minerals Society was organized for the purpose of studying the sciences of mineralogy, geology, and paleontology and the arts of lapidary and gemology.

Regular Meetings: 3rd Tuesday, 7:00, Sept. through May

New Temporary Meeting Place: Indian Creek Nature Center.
See Monthly Newsletters for Meeting Details.
  • September 20, 2016 - Program by Ray Anderson
  • October 18, 2016
  • November 15, 2016 - Annual Meeting
  • December 13, 2016 - Holiday Party
  • January 17, 2017
  • February 21, 2017
  • March 21, 2017
  • April 18, 2017
  • May 16, 2017

Klein Quarry Field Trip Sun, Oct. 9

  • Reservations Required: Contact Marv Houg .

  • Meet at the main entrance to Klein at 8:45 to sign in and get safety instructions.
    Map to Klein

  • Enter the quarry at 9:00.

  • This is a lock-in quarry; that is, the gate is locked behind us and no one can enter or leave (except in an emergency) until noon, when a group will be let out. Others can come in at that time if they are waiting at the gate. The rest of the group will leave at about 4:00.

  • This is a “hard-rock” working quarry. All field trippers are required to have the appropriate safety equipment stated below. All children should be closely supervised. Possible finds include: millerite, coral heads, horn corals, brachiopods, bryozoans, trilobites, crinoids and maybe cephalopods, fish parts, and blastoids. Useful tools include: rock hammers, cold chisels, sledges and pry bars. Bring your own water and lunch.

  • The following safety requirements will be enforced:
    You must wear a Hard Hat.
    You must wear a Green or Orange Safety Vest - available from places like Menards
    You must wear Hard Shoes, preferably steel-toed. No open-toed sandals or tennis shoes will be allowed.
    You must wear Long Pants - no shorts will be allowed.
    Some type of safety glasses and gloves are encouraged.

  • NOTE: If you do not have the safety equipment - you DO NOT go in. All safety equipment to be worn at all times while in the quarry!

  • You MUST be a club member to attend this field trip: Fill out and bring the Membership Application and pay the $15 membership fee at the gate.

  • To save time, download and fill out the club liability Waiver

  • Travel to I-80 in Iowa City/Coralville. Take Exit #240 (Coral Ridge Exit), turn south and go to a stoplight where it tees with 2nd St. Turn Right (West). Go to 340th St SE (past Lowes) and turn left. Stay straight on Deer Creek Rd SE where 340th veers off to the right. The entrance to the quarry is at the top of the hill on the right.

  • Safety first! Please stay at least as far away from highwalls/ledges by as many feet as the wall or dropoff is high - that is, 25 feet away (minimum) from a 25 foot highwall or 25 foot drop-off.

  • This is a joint field trip with Mid America Paleontology Society.

  • Annual 2-Day Auction September 17-18, 2016

    Check the Auction tab in the menu for more details. The pictures and items on the flyer represent only a few of the approximately 1200 items that will be auctioned.
    • Amana RV Park, 39 38th Ave., Amana, IA
    • Sat. from 9 a.m. to about 8 p.m. Dinner available about 5:30.
    • Sun. from 10 a.m. to about 4:00 p.m.
    • Viewing Fri. from 5:00-7:30 p.m.; Sat. starting at 7:30 a.m.; Sun. starting at 8:30 a.m.
    Click for Flyer

    Check other links under Auction tab on the menu bar above for pictures and further information.


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