The Clearwater Nature Center in Clinton Maryland sponsors two clubs devoted to rockhounding and the lapidary arts. Each club has a specific purpose and agenda. The Rock & Mineral Club goes on monthly field trips to collect interesting rocks, minerals, and fossils while the Lapidary Club meets monthly to persue gem cutting and jewelry making interests.
Clearwater Nature Center - 11400 Thrift Road, Clinton, MD. 20735 - (301) 297-4575. Open Daily 8:30am - 5:00pm Sundays 11:00am - 4:00pm Closed Holidays (Go to the bottom of the hill on Thrift Rd and turn Right at the "Clearwater Nature Center" sign.)