Brown County Rock and Mineral Club

The place where the rockhound is always welcome!

     Brown County Rock and Mineral Club, Inc.®



       Welcome Rockhounds to the Brown        County Rock and Mineral Club. 

 We want you to feel welcome here.

Have a look around, meet new friends and enjoy yourself.

If you like Rocks then you're in the Right Place.

You don't have to live in Brown County to enjoy this club....

everyone is welcome anytime. You don't have to even live in

Indiana :) If you can get to a meeting you're welcome here.



          Spring is here. That's wet and cool, but great time for rock                                         hunting in Indiana. 


             Next Meeting


February 18  – Regular Meeting @ 2 PM, Color:  UV REACTIVE and!  We will have lights available to check out the UV rocks!



        Our Meetings are held

            On the 3rd Saturday of the month.

At the Brown County History Center
90 E. Gould St., Nashville, IN

Meetings start at 5:00 pm

in the Spring and Summer,

April thru September.

And starts at 3:00 pm in Fall and Winter,

October thru March. 

Remember to check Facebook for updates 

         on meetings, outings and our Annual Rock Show at:                               



 News Update!

Our Annual Rock & Mineral Show is in a new location this year. We will be at the Brown County 4-H Fairgrounds with a bigger show! 










New link added

Click here



From January 21, 2023 2:00 PM Meeting

Other meeting dates 

March 18 – Regular Meeting @ 2 PM, Theme:  Agates


April 8 – Club Outing! 

April 15 – Regular Meeting @ 5 PM, Theme:  The ugliest rock

May 20 – Regular Meeting @ 5 PM, Theme:  Fossils


June 3 – 18 MEGA FIELD TRIP!

June 17 – Regular Meeting @ 5 PM, Theme:  Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic Rocks


July 8Rock Fest at Brown County State Park – Volunteers/vendors needed!

July 15  – Regular Meeting @ 5 PM, Theme: The most colorful

August 19  – Regular Meeting @ 5 PM, Theme:  Indiana Minerals - Calcite, limestone, pyrite, Fluorite, Sphalerite, Gold, Dolomite, quartz


September 16 – Regular Meeting @ 5 PM, Theme:  Favorite Rock Show find 

September 23 & 24Brown County Rock and Mineral Show!

October 21 – Regular Meeting @ 2 PM, Theme:  Favorite Personal Find

November 18 – SPECIAL Meeting Location @ 2 PM at the IU Geology Building, Theme:  Bring something you would like to ID or look under a microscope
Presenter:  Polly Sturgeon
LOCATION:  IGWS Learning Lab 1001 E. 10th St., Bloomington, IN 47405

December 16 – Holiday Party & Election @ 2 PM








           Please check out our Facebook page   

Like us and talk to us...


I know I know, I don't like Facebook any more then you do.
But it is the best way to contact us.   





 List of Club Officers

President: Bandy Russell

Vice President: Ed DeVoe

  Secretary:  Christine DeHart   Assistant Secretary:  Judith Gross 

    Treasurer: David Sullivan   

Assistant Treasurer: Rhonda Dunn 

    Web Master: Clarence Snyder   

Club Liaison: Robin Dunn

Club Mascot: Shelly

Club Photographer: Bandy Russell & Robin Dunn

         Official Rock Identifiers: Don Crum and Michael Myers

     Show handlers: Rhonda Dunn & Don Crum



           Other openings are available!  



              See our new club logo below, Thanks Rhonda for coming up with it.





                     How to find Gatesville, Indiana

                                       Click Here

                          The map is just for reference, 

     The Best road is North Salt Creek Rd         
From US 46 go to Circle K gas station
by the Brown County Golf Course 

Go North on N. Salt Creek Rd about 7 miles


We occasionally have outdoor meetings

at the Gatesville Country Store,

they are strong supporters of our group. 



                 Photos  from  our  outings ,  meetings  and  other  stuff                     

           Photos from Central Indiana GPAA Boyscout Demo 2011

           Photos from Earth Day Demo Nashville Indiana 2011


           Photos from Falls of the Ohio 2010


           Photos from First outing of the year 2011


           Photos from Fossils


           Photos from Lawrence County Rock Show 2011


           Photos from June 8th 2011 outing photos


           Photos from Old Rock club photos


           Photos from web site stuff


           Photos from Rock Club July 16th 2011




                                    Outing to Collect Geodes




   This is the first we had.... many years back.

Club Photo March 19th meeting a few years back.

Photo by Jestin Kimmet


Guys it is time for a new group photo,

of all in this photo only 4 still show up.

One has passed away/maybe two and one has moved out of state.



This is the newest Group Photo. 10/2015

Photo by me (Clarence Snyder) not in photo


                                                 Don't Forget

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                                    We Support Our Troops




 We Hope you Enjoyed your Visit with us. 


We are a member of the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical & Geological Societies.


Last updated 02/1/2023

Have a great day 

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