Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce
1041 Highland Circle, Suite 59
Mountain Home, AR 72653

Ozark Earth Science Gem, Mineral & Fossil Club

Welcome to the Ozark Earth Science Club
Our club was founded in MountainHome, Arkansas in 1968 to promote the study and appreciation of geology, paleontology,mineralogy, archaeology, and the lapidary arts. To this end, we attempt to schedule programs by speakers knowledgeable in mineral and fossil collecting, gems and lapidary arts, local “caving,” etc. The general public as guests, and new members from beginner to expert, are encouraged to join us. All that is required is a healthy curiosity about the earth we live on.

O.E.S.C. is actively involved in community-wide education through talks in the schools, rotating displays in the Baxter County Public Library in Mountain Home, displays in local museums, and local shows.

The club attempts to set up several field trips each year; these trips may be to museums, local quarries, mines, and road cuts (wherever permissible) as day trips in Arkansas and southern Missouri, or overnight trips to adjacent states. We emphasize safety, compliance with antiquity laws, and respect for and permission from private property owners. We also host an annual auction in October, and a Christmas party.

Meetings are held at 7 pm on the second Tuesday of each month in the Van Matre Senior Center at Cooper Park in Mountain Home. We encourage all members to participate in carrying out the club's functions and tasks. O.E.S.C. is a member of the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies, and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Dues are $12.00 adults, $4.00 juniors, $20.00 family, and $8.00 for non-residents.

Contact:  Cathy Doyle, President