About Us

Welcome to the Kettle Moraine Geological Society’s website. KMGS for short. A group of people, mostly rock hounds, founded our nonprofit organization in 1960. The Wisconsin Kettle Moraine area is rich in geological history. We are dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge of the earth sciences, specifically geology and mineralogy. Our objective, or mission, however, has become broader over the years to include teaching and demonstrating all aspects of rock collecting from safety in the fields to working with and displaying found specimens. We have members interested in a wide variety of related areas such as minerals, gems, crystals, lapidary, jewelry, fluorescence, fossils, and Native American artifacts. We especially enjoy teaching young people how to collect, identify, and display specimens they find. Informational programs on land formations, gems, minerals, fossils, and artifacts are shared with the community by visiting schools and local groups. We also present programs at our meetings and at our annual Gem and Mineral Show. This is our main activity to raise money to fund our educational programs. This year, we will focus on providing Earth Science books to local libraries.