Trip Report to Lodi Community Park, Lodi Ohio

On May 31, 2009, My family and went out to Lodi Community Park to hunt for Fossils.

Directions from Akron Ohio:

1)Take I-76 W/US-224 W toward Lodi Continue to follow US-224 W ~25 mi
2) Take the US-42/OH-421 ramp to Lodi/Medina 0.1 mi
3) Sharp left at Lafayette Rd/OH-421/US-42 Continue to follow OH-421 1.4 mi
4) Turn right at Elyria St/OH-83 0.2 mi

Map

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Once at the park, drive toward the back to the turn around and park along the road.
The collecting is along the river which is a tributary of the Black River. Fossils can be found in sandy shales and sandy limestone. Most of the sandstone fossils are just imprints. Fossil casts can be found in the shale and thin limestone beds.

While fossil collecting, we discovered some of the park’s wild life:
small brown snake, several salamanders, toads, and crayfish.

While the fossil collecting cannot rated as great. It is a good location for young children and interesting fossils can be found. I would not drive out of my way for this location but if your in the Akron to Lodi to Cleveland Area, it does make for a nice outing.

Park has picnic and bathrooms. 1/4 mile further upstream from the end of the park is a nice wading pool in the river.

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Trip Report to Lodi Community Park, Lodi Ohio

On May 31, 2009, My family and went out to Lodi Community Park to hunt for Fossils.

Directions from Akron Ohio:

1)Take I-76 W/US-224 W toward Lodi Continue to follow US-224 W ~25 mi
2) Take the US-42/OH-421 ramp to Lodi/Medina 0.1 mi
3) Sharp left at Lafayette Rd/OH-421/US-42 Continue to follow OH-421 1.4 mi
4) Turn right at Elyria St/OH-83 0.2 mi

Map

View Larger Map

Once at the park, drive toward the back to the turn around and park along the road.
The collecting is along the river which is a tributary of the Black River. Fossils can be found in sandy shales and sandy limestone. Most of the sandstone fossils are just imprints. Fossil casts can be found in the shale and thin limestone beds.

While fossil collecting, we discovered some of the park’s wild life:
small brown snake, several salamanders, toads, and crayfish.

While the fossil collecting cannot rated as great. It is a good location for young children and interesting fossils can be found. I would not drive out of my way for this location but if your in the Akron to Lodi to Cleveland Area, it does make for a nice outing.

Park has picnic and bathrooms. 1/4 mile further upstream from the end of the park is a nice wading pool in the river.

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Geology and Palaeontology Of Ohio 1878

Volume 3: Geology and Palaeontology
Columbus, Ohio : Nevins & Meyers, 1878
Section One
General Geology

Chapter 55 (Pages 1-51)
Review of the Geological Structure of Ohio – J.S. Newberry

Section Two
Local Geology

Chapter 56 (Pages 52-89)
Geology of Tuscarawas County – J.S. Newberry

Chapter 57 (Pages 90-132)
Geology of Columbiana County – J.S. Newberry

Chapter 58 (Pages 133-150)
Geology of Portage County – J.S. Newberry

Chapter 59 (Pages 151-176)
Geology of Stark County – J.S. Newberry

Chapter 60 (Pages 177-199)
Geology of Carroll County – Jno. J. Stevenson

Chapter 61 (Pages 200-218)
Geology of Harrison County – Jno. J. Stevenson

Chapter 62 (Pages 210-239)
Geology of Guernsey County – Jno. J. Stevenson

Chapter 63 (Pages 237-260)
Geology of Muskingum County – Jno. J. Stevenson

Chapter 64 (Pages 261-287)
Geology of Belmont County – Jno. J. Stevenson

Chapter 65 (Pages 289-309)
Geology of Huron County – M.C. Read

Chapter 66 (Pages 310-324)
Geology of Richland County – M.C. Read

Chapter 67 (Pages 325-347)
Geology of Knox County – M.C. Read

Chapter 68 (Pages 348-361)
Geology of Licking County – M.C. Read

Chapter 69 (Pages 362-380)
Geology of Medina County – Alfred W. Wheat

Chapter 70 (Pages 381-391)
Geology of Warren County – Edward Orton

Chapter 71 (Pages 392-403)
Geology of Butler County – Edward Orton

Chapter 72 (Pages 404-419)
Geology of Preble County – Edward Orton

Chapter 73 (Pages 420-428)
Geology of Madison County – Edward Orton

Chapter 74 (Pages 429-447)
Geology of Clinton and Fayette Counties – John Hussey

Chapter 75 (Pages 448-467)
Geology of Shelby County – John Hussey

Chapter 76 (Pages 468-481)
Geology of Miami County – John Hussey

Chapter 77 (Pages 482-490)
Geology of Logan County – Franklin C. Hill

Chapter 78 (Pages 491-495)
Geology of Champaign County – Franklin C. Hill

Chapter 79 (Pages 496-518)
Geology of Darke County – A.C Lindemuth

Chapter 80 (Pages 519-528)
Geology of Ashland County – M.C. Read

Chapter 81 (Pages 529-539)
Geology of Wayne County – M.C. Read

Chapter 82 (Pages 540-561)
Geology of Holmes County – M.C. Read

Chapter 83 (Pages 562-595)
Geology of Coshocton County – J.T. Hodge

Chapter 84 (Pages 596-646)
Geology of Franklin County – Edward Orton

Chapter 85 (Pages 647-715)
Geology of Hocking County – M.C. Read

Chapter 86 (Pages 716-780)
Geology of Jefferson County – J.S. Newberry

Chapter 87 (Pages 781-814)
Geology of Mahoning County – J.S. Newberry

Chapter 88 (Pages 815-882)
Supplemental Report on Perry County and Portions of Hocking and Athens Counties – E.B. Andrews

Chapter 89 (Pages 883-941)
Supplemental Report on the Hanging Rock District – Edward Orton

Chapter 90 (Pages 942-944)
Geology of Brown County – H. Herzer

Index (Pages 945-954)
Index to the llustrations of Volume 3 and Errata (Pages 955-958)

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List of Bulletins from the Ohio Geological Survey

Bulletins are original research of a comprehensive nature, such as the geology of a county, the geology of a geologic system or major geologic unit, or the paleontology of a phylum in a system. (Starting with Bulletin 50 the prefix “Fourth series” has been dropped.)
Order Information
B 1. The occurrence and exploitation of petroleum and natural gas in Ohio, by John Adams Bownocker. 325 p., 6 pls., 9 maps, 1903. Out of print. Available in PDF format from The Ohio State University Geology Library.

B 2. The uses of hydraulic cement, by Frank Harvey Eno. 260 p., 157 figs., 1904. $3.00. Available in PDF format from The Ohio State University Geology Library.

B 3. The manufacture of hydraulic cements, by Albert Victor Bleininger. 391 p., 81 figs., 1904. Out of print. Available in PDF format from The Ohio State University Geology Library.

B 4. The limestone resources and the lime industry in Ohio, by Edward Orton, Jr., and Samuel Vernon Peppel. 365 p., 53 figs., 1906. Out of print. Available in PDF format from The Ohio State University Geology Library.

B 5. The manufacture of artificial sand stone or sand-lime brick, by Samuel Vernon Peppel. 79 p., 8 figs., 1905. Out of print. Available in PDF format from The Ohio State University Geology Library.

B 6. A bibliography of Ohio geology, by Alice Greenwood Derby and Mary Wilson Prosser. 332 p., 1906. Out of print. Superseded by Information Circular 48, but a vailable in PDF format from The Ohio State University Geology Library.
B 7. Revised nomenclature of the Ohio geological formations, by Charles S. Prosser. 36 p., 1905. Out of print. Available in PDF format from The Ohio State University Geology Library.

B 8. Salt deposits and the salt industry in Ohio, by John Adams Bownocker. 42 p., 6 figs., 1906. Out of print. Available in PDF format from The Ohio State University Geology Library.

B 9. Coal, by J. A. Bownocker, N. W. Lord, and E. E. Somermeier. 342 p., 7 pls., 2 maps, 1908. Out of print. Available in PDF format from The Ohio State University Geology Library.

B 10. The Middle Devonian of Ohio, by Clinton R. Stauffer. 204 p., 17 pls., 1909. Out of print. Available in PDF format from The Ohio State University Geology Library.

B 11. The manufacture of roofing tiles, by Wolsey Garnet Worcester with collaboration of Edward Orton, Jr. 476 p., 187 figs., 1910. Out of print. Available in PDF format from The Ohio State University Geology Library.

B 12. The Bremen oil field, by J. A. Bownocker. 68 p., 6 pls., 1910. Out of print. Available in PDF format from The Ohio State University Geology Library.

B 13. The Maxville limestone, by William Clifford Morse. 128 p., 6 figs., 5 pls., 1910. $4.00. Available in PDF format from The Ohio State University Geology Library.

B 14. Geology of the Columbus quadrangle, by Clinton R. Stauffer, George D. Hubbard, and J. A. Bownocker. 133 p., 16 figs., 28 pls., 3 maps, 1911. Out of print. Available in PDF format from The Ohio State University Geology Library.

B 15. The Devonian and Mississippian formations of northeastern Ohio, by Charles S. Prosser. 574 p., 1 fig., 33 pls., 1912. Out of print. Available in PDF format from The Ohio State University Geology Library.

B 16. Peat deposits of Ohio, their origin, formation and uses, by Alfred Dachnowski. 424 p., 29 figs., 8 pls., 1 map, 1912. Out of print.

B 17. Conemaugh formation in Ohio, by D. Dale Condit. 363 p., 17 figs., 16 pls., 10 maps, 1912. Out of print.

B 18. Building stones of Ohio, by J. A. Bownocker. 160 p., 11 figs., 11 pls., 1915. Out of print.

B 19. Geology of Cincinnati and vicinity, by Nevin M. Fenneman. 207 p., 59 figs., 12 pls., 2 maps, 1916. Out of print. The text and illustrations of Bulletin 19 are available on the World Wide Web through the University of Cincinnati site. The address is http://ucaswww.mcm.uc.edu/geology/fenneman/

B 20. Geology of southern Ohio, by Wilber Stout. 723 p., 5 tables, 17 pls., 11 maps, 1916. Out of print.

B 21. Geology of Muskingum County, by Wilber Stout. 351 p., 9 pls., maps, 1918. Reprinted 1947. Out of print.

B 22. The Dunkard series of Ohio, by C. R. Stauffer and C. R. Schroyer. 167 p., 13 pls., 1 map, 1920. Out of print. See also Bulletin 73.

B 23. Geology of Camp Sherman quadrangle, by J. E. Hyde. 190 p., 18 figs., 20 pls., color bedrock geology map (1 inch equals about 1 mile), 1921. Out of print.

B 24. Geology of Wayne County, by G. W. Conrey. 155 p., 10 pls., 5 maps, including color bedrock geology map (1 inch equals about 1 mile), 1921. Out of print. See also Reports of Investigations 61, 62.

B 25. Pottsville fauna of Ohio, by Helen Morningstar. 312 p., 16 pls., 1 map, 1922. Reprinted 1966. Out of print.

B 26. Coal formation clays of Ohio, by Wilber Stout, R. T. Stull, William J. McCaughey, and D. J. Demorest. 588 p., 5 figs., 1 table, 15 pls., 1 map, 1923. Out of print. The analytical table that accompanied this report is available at $1.00 per copy.

B 27. Geography of Ohio, by Roderick Peattie. 137 p., 28 figs., 8 pls., 1923. Out of print.

B 28. Geology of Columbiana County, by Wilber Stout and R. E. Lamborn. 408 p., 2 figs., 3 pls., 4 maps, 1924. Out of print.

B 29. Industrial water supplies of Ohio, by C. W. Foulk. 406 p., 1925. Out of print.

B 30. Geology of Delaware County, by Lewis G. Westgate. 147 p., 28 figs., 12 pls., 2 maps, 1926. Out of print.

B 31. Geology of Vinton County, by Wilber Stout. 402 p., 1 fig., 2 pls., 5 maps, 1927. Out of print.

B 32. Fauna of the Silica shale of Lucas County, by Grace A. Stewart. 76 p., 5 pls., maps, 1927. Reprinted 1966. Out of print.

B 33. Mineral industries of Ohio, by J. A. Bownocker and Wilber Stout. 94 p., 1928. Out of print.

B 34. Analyses of the coals of Ohio, by J. A. Bownocker and Ethel S. Dean. 360 p., 5 tables, 6 maps, 1929. Out of print. Superseded by Information Circulars 47, 50, 52, 55.

B 35. Geology of Jefferson County, by Raymond E. Lamborn. 304 p., 3 maps, including bedrock geology map (1 inch equals about 1 mile), 1930. Out of print.

B 36. The Lawrence clay of Lawrence County, by Wilber Stout, Myril C. Shaw, G. A. Bole, and Downs Schaaf. 134 p., 22 figs., 4 pls., 1 map, 1931. $3.00.

B 37. Brines of Ohio, by Wilber Stout, R. E. Lamborn,and Downs Schaaf. 123 p., 1 fig., 1 map, 1932. Reprinted 1952. Out of print.

B 38. Geology of Highland County, by James K. Rogers. 148 p., 1 fig., 3 tables, geologic map (1 inch equals about 11/2 miles), 1936. Out of print. See Report of Investigations 92.

B 39. Shales and surface clays of Ohio, by Raymond E. Lamborn, Chester R. Austin, and Downs Schaaf. 281 p., 3 tables, 2 maps, 1938. Out of print.

B 40. Clarion clay of Hope and Lincoln Furnace fields, by Wilber Stout. 48 p., 2 tables, 1940. $1.50.

B 41. Marl, tufa rock, travertine, and bog ore in Ohio, by Wilber Stout. 56 p., 1940. Out of print.

B 42. Dolomites and limestones of western Ohio, by Wilber Stout. 468 p., 2 tables, 1 map, 1941. Out of print.

B 43. The coal beds of western Carroll County, and the coal beds in southeastern Mahoning County, by Raymond E. Lamborn. 33 p., 1942. $1.50.

B 44. Geology of water in Ohio, by Wilber Stout, Karl Ver Steeg, and G. F. Lamb. 694 p., 1 table, 8 maps, 1943. Reprinted 1968 in new format. Out of print.

B 45. The iron ore bearing formations of Ohio, by Wilber Stout. 230 p., 3 tables, 1944. Out of print.

B 46. The occurrence of flint in Ohio, by Wilber Stout and R. A. Schoenlaub. 110 p., 1 fig., 11 pls., 1945. Reprinted 1966, 1975. Out of print.

B 47. Geology of Holmes County, by George W. White, with chapter on gas and oil by Raymond E. Lamborn. 373 p., 5 pls., 7 maps, including color bedrock geology map (1 inch equals about 1 mile), 1949. Out of print. Bedrock geology map still available, $3.00. Glacial geology superseded by Report of Investigations 91.

B 48. Geology of Perry County, by Norman K. Flint. 234 p., 8 figs., 14 tables, 15 pls., color bedrock geology map (1 inch equals about 1 mile), 1951. Out of print.

B 49. Limestones of eastern Ohio, by Raymond E. Lamborn. 377 p., figs., 1951. Out of print.

B 50. Economic geography of Ohio, by A. J. Wright. 217 p., 89 figs., 46 tables, 1953. Revised ed., 245 p., 122 figs., 49 tables, 1957. Out of print.

B 51. Mississippian formations of central and southern Ohio, by Jesse E. Hyde. 355 p., 19 figs., 54 pls., 1953. Out of print.

B 52. Bibliography of Ohio geology, 1819-1950, by Dorothy G. Watkins. 103 p., map, 1953. Out of print. Superseded by Information Circular 48.

B 53. Geology of Coshocton County, by Raymond E. Lamborn. 245 p., 4 figs., 2 maps, including color bedrock geology map (1 inch equals about 1 mile), 1954. Out of print.

B 54. Ohio fossils, by Aurèle La Rocque and Mildred Fisher Marple. 152 p., 413 line drawings, 1955. Out of print. To be superseded by a new bulletin in preparation.

B 55. Geology of Tuscarawas County, by Raymond E. Lamborn. 269 p., 4 figs., 3 maps, including color bedrock geology map (1 inch equals about 1 mile), 1956. Out of print.

B 56. Geology and mineral resources of Morgan County, by Donald L. Norling. 131 p., 22 figs., color bedrock geology map (1 inch equals about 1 mile), 1958. $6.00. Bedrock geology map also sold separately, $4.00.

B 57. The geology and mineral resources of Athens County, Ohio, by Myron T. Sturgeon and associates. 600 p., 34 figs., 30 tables, 11 pls., 30 maps, including color bedrock geology map (1 inch equals about 1 mile), 1958. Out of print. Bedrock geology map still available, $4.00.

B 58. Coal resources of Ohio, by Russell A. Brant and Richard M. DeLong. 245 p., 22 figs., 38 tables, 1960. Out of print. Analytical information contained in Information Circular 47.

B 59. Geology of Knox County, by Samuel I. Root, Joaquin Rodriguez, and Jane L. Forsyth. 232 p., 40 figs., 15 tables, 6 pls., including bedrock geology and color glacial geology maps (1 inch equals about 1 mile), 1961. Out of print. Color glacial geology map still available, $4.00.

B 60. Geology of Fairfield County, by Edward W. Wolfe, Jane L. Forsyth, and George D. Dove. 230 p., 63 figs., 12 tables, 3 pls., including bedrock geology and color glacial geology maps (1 inch equals about 1 mile) and ground-water resources map, 1962. Out of print.

B 61. Geology of Stark County, by Richard M. DeLong and George W. White. 209 p., 67 figs., 2 pls., including color bedrock geology and glacial geology maps (1 inch equals about 1 mile). 1963. Out of print.

B 62, Pt. 1. Pleistocene Mollusca of Ohio, Introduction,geologic setting, and paleoecology, by Aurèle LaRocque. 111 p., 2 figs., 1966. $10.00.

B 62, Pt. 2. Pleistocene Mollusca of Ohio, Naiades and Sphaeriidae, by Aurèle LaRocque. 243 p., 206 figs., 8 pls., 1967. $10.00.

B 62, Pt. 3. Pleistocene Mollusca of Ohio, Freshwater Gastropoda, by Aurèle LaRocque. 196 p., 200 figs., 6 pls., 1968. $10.00.

B 62, Pt. 4. Pleistocene Mollusca of Ohio, Terrestrial Gastropoda, by Aurèle LaRocque. 246 p., 216 figs., 4 pls., 1970. $10.00.

B 63. Pennsylvanian brachiopods of Ohio, by Myron T. Sturgeon and Richard D. Hoare. 95 p., 14 figs., 21 tables, 22 pls., 1968. Out of print.

B 64. Stratigraphy of the Cambrian and Lower Ordovician rocks in Ohio, by A. Janssens. 197 p., 26 figs., 4 tables, 9 pls., 1973. Reprinted 1982. $15.00.

B 65. Ohio–an American heartland, by Allen G. Noble and Albert J. Korsok. 230 p., 214 figs., 61 tables, 1975. Reprinted 1982. Out of print.

B 66. Geology and mineral resources of Washington County, Ohio, by Horace R. Collins and Bradley E. Smith. 134 p., 41 figs., 21 tables, 11 pls., including color bedrock geology map (1 inch equals about 1 mile), 1977. Reprinted 1981. $15.00.

B 67. Pennsylvanian marine Bivalvia and Rostroconchia of Ohio, by Richard D. Hoare, Myron T. Sturgeon, and Eugene A. Kindt. 79 p., 32 figs., 28 tables, 18 pls., 1979. $10.00.

B 68. Glacial geology of northeastern Ohio, by George W. White. 75 p., 40 figs., 7 tables, color map (1 inch equals about 4 miles), 1982. $20.00.

B 69. Minerals of Ohio, by Ernest H. Carlson. 155 p., 64 figs., 11 tables, 4 color pls., 1991. $11.00.

B 70. Fossils of Ohio, edited by Rodney M. Feldmann and Merrianne Hackathorn. 577p., 232 figs., 12 tables, glossary, index, 1996. $30.00.

B 71. Pennsylvanian cephalopods of Ohio. Part 1, Nautiloid and bactritoid cephalopods, by Myron T. Sturgeon, Delbert L. Windle, Royal H. Mapes, and Richard D. Hoare; Part 2, Ammonoid cephalopods, by Royal H. Mapes, Delbert L. Windle, Myron T. Sturgeon, and Richard D. Hoare. 260 p., 45 figs., 34 tables, 54 pls., 1997. $20.00.

B 72. History of the coal-mining industry in Ohio, by Douglas L. Crowell. 204 p., 220 figs., 6 tables, appendix, 1995. $14.00.

B 73. Geology of the Dunkard Group (Upper Pennsylvanian-Lower Permian) in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, by Wayne D. Martin. 49 p., 30 figures, 2 tables, 1998. $12.00.

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Geology Survey of Ohio

Report of the Geological Survey of Ohio – 1873
Report of the Geological Survey of Ohio – 1882
Report of the Geological Survey of Ohio – 1884
Report of the Geological Survey of Ohio – 1894

Report of the Geological Survey of Ohio-1873

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Rock and Mineral Clubs in Ohio

From RockmanJoe.com

Ohio Rock and Mineral Clubs
AKRON MINERAL SOCIETY, Cuyahoga Falls
Meeting: 7:30 pm, 2nd Saturday, except July & August
Location: 244 Chestnut Blvd, Cuyahoga Falls
BRUKNER GEM & MINERAL CLUB, Troy
Meeting: 7:00 pm, 1st Thursday, except July & August
Location: Brukner Nature Center, Troy, OH
GEOLOGY SOCIETY OF BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL
Meeting: 2:15- 3:00 pm
Location: Brunswick High School
CHIPPEWA GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY, Medina
Meeting: 7:00 pm, 2nd Saturday
Location: “At Fran Grims home”
THE CINCINNATI MINERAL SOCIETY, Cincinnati
Meeting: 8:00 pm, 2nd Friday, except June, July & August
Location: Cincinnati Museum of Natural History,
Geier Center 1720 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH
COLUMBUS ROCK AND MINERAL SOCIETY
Meeting: 7:30 pm, 4th Friday, except July, August, (November &
December meetings at other times & places)
Location: Chemical Abstracts Bldg A, 2450 Olentangy River Rd.
DAYTON GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY, Dayton
Meeting: 7:30 pm, 2nd Tuesday, except July and December
Location: 301 E Siebenthaler, Dayton, OH
EAST OHIO LAPIDARY CLUB, Warren
Meeting: 8:00 pm, 2nd Monday, except August & December
Location: St Cyril & Methodius School
FIRELANDS GEOLOGICAL CLUB, Norwalk
Meeting: 8:00 pm, 1st Monday
Location: At St Peter Lutheran Church, Norwalk, OH
FT HAMILTON GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY, Hamilton
Meeting: 7:30 pm, 1st Tuesday, except September & December
Location: Firehouse, Eri Blvd & Elm St
GREATER CINCINNATI LAPIDARY & FACETING SOCIETY, Cincinnati
Meeting: 2nd Monday of each month
Location: First Baptist Church, 609 Hannah Ave, Loveland, OH
LAKE ERIE GEM & GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, Flyria
Meeting: 7:30 pm, 3rd Monday, except January & February
Location: Lorain County Metro Park Carlisle Nature Center
LAKESHORE MINERAL & LAPIDARY SOCIETY, Mentor
Meeting: 8:00 pm, 4th Thursday
Location: Mentor Christian Church 8751 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH
LICKING COUNTY ROCK & MINERAL SOCIETY
Meeting: 7:30 pm, 4th Wednesday,
except November: 3rd Wednesday;
and December: 2nd Wednesday
Location: Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jactsontown Rd., Newark, OH
MEDINA COUNTY GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY, Medina
Meeting: 7:30 pm, 1st Friday
Location: Medina Co Public Library
MIAMI VALLEY MINERAL & GEM CLUB, Fairborn
Meeting: 2:00 pm, 2nd Sunday, except June, July & August
Location: YMCA, Fairborn, OH
MICROMINERAL SOCIETY OF THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY,Cleveland
Meeting: 1:00 pm, 4th Saturday
Location: Cleveland Museum of Natural History,
Wade Oval, Cleveland
MINERALOGICAL SOCIETY OF CLEVELAND, Cleveland Hts
Meeting: 7:30p pm, 4th Monday
Location: Members’ homes
NORTH COAST FOSSIL CLUB, Strongsville
Meeting: 10:00 am, 3rd Saturday
Location: Parma Snow Library, 2121 Snow Rd, Parma, OH
PARMA LAPIDARY CLUB, Parma
Meeting: 7:00 pm, 1st Wednesday except July
Location: Room 115, Schaaf Community Center, 5983 West 54th St., Parma, Ohio
RICHLAND LITHIC & LAPIDARY SOCIETY, Mansfield
Meeting: 7:30 pm, 1st Monday, except holidays,
then 2nd Monday, except December (party)
Location: Kingwood Center, 900 Park Ave, W. Mansfield
ROCKPORT FACETER’S CLUB, Middleburg Hts
(formerly Rockport Lapidary Club)
Meeting: 8:00 pm, 3rd Thursday No meetings in July and August
Location: Tri City Senior Center, Middleburg Hts, OH
STARK COUNTY GEM AND MINERAL CLUB
Meeting: 7:30 pm, 1st Tuesday, July only – at Wilderness Center
Location: Canton Garden Center, Canton
SUMMIT LAPIDARY CLUB, Cuyahoga Falls
Meeting: Every Tuesday at 7:30pm,
Program meetings 1st Tuesday of each month except June July & August

Location: 244 Chestnut Blvd, Cuyahoga Falls
TOLEDO GEM & ROCKHOUND CLUB, Toledo
Meeting: 7:30 pm, 3rd Wednesday
Location: Toledo Botanical Gardens Conference Center
WAYNE COUNTY GEM & MINERAL CLUB, Wooster
Meeting: 7:15 pm, 2nd Tuesday, except July, August & December
Location: Wayne County Library, North Market & Larwill Sts,
Wooster
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Fossil Collecting in Lodi, Medina County Ohio

Fossil Collecting in Ohio

Lodi City Park ( Medina County) permits collecting in Mississippian rocks (Meadville Shale).

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Ohio Geological Survey Bulletins

Report of the Geological Survey of Ohio
Dr. J. S. Newberry, State Geologist (volumes 1-4)
Dr. Edward Orton, State Geologist (volumes 5-11)

Published by authority of the Legislature of Ohio
Columbus, Ohio : Nevins & Meyers, 1873-1906

From Ohio State Unversity – Geology Library – Ohio Geological Survey: Reports

The online collection currently contains volumes 1-11 of the Report of the Geological Survey of Ohio. There are reprinted copies available of volumes 1-11 in the reference section of the Geology Library.

Each volume listed is broken into multiple PDF files by volume index and illistrations

Volume 1: Geology and Palaeontology
Volume 2: Geology and Palaeontology
Volume 3: Geology and Palaeontology (Only Part 1 was published)
Volume 4: Zoology and Botany (Only Part 1 was published)
Volume 5: Economic Geology
Volume 6: Economic Geology
Volume 7: Economic Geology, Archaeology, Botany and Palaeontology
Volume 8: Reports on Various Minerals (Bulletins 1-3 of the 4th Series)
Volume 9: Bulletins 4-8 of the 4th Series
Volume 10: Bulletins 9-11 of the 4th Series
Volume 11: Bulletins 12-15 of the 4th Series

Full Volume PDF files

Volume 3: Geology and Palaeontology (103.7 MB)
Volume 4: Zoology and Botany (112.4 MB)
Volume 5: Economic Geology (108.0 MB) — foldouts (226.0 MB)
Volume 6: Economic Geology (91.1 MB) — foldouts (135.2 MB)
Volume 7: Economic Geology, Archaeology, Botany and Palaeontology (125.5 MB) — maps (43.7 MB)
Volume 8: Reports on Various Minerals (Bulletins 1-3 of the 4th Series) (391.8 MB)
Volume 9: Bulletins 4-8 of the 4th Series (216.8 MB)
Volume 10: Bulletins 9-11 of the 4th Series (164.5 MB) — foldouts (143.8 MB)
Volume 11: Bulletins 12-15 of the 4th Series (411.3 MB) — foldouts (93.2 MB)

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Minerals found in Ohio

From Ohio History Central website

Minerals of Ohio

Minerals are naturally occurring elements or compounds that are the constituents of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rock. In unusual circumstances, minerals may grow into typical crystal forms that make them desirable to collectors.

Most people would not think of Ohio as a state that would yield a surprising variety of mineral specimens. However, there are many collectors who have assembled collections of museum-quality specimens. Beautiful and colorful crystals of such minerals as calcite, celestite, pyrite, selenite gypsum, and sphalerite, among others, can be found along with small flakes of gold, colorful flint, and rare meteorites and diamonds.

Minerals occur in a variety of areas in Ohio in association with sediments or sedimentary rocks. Many of them have crystallized from fluids that flowed through the rocks and deposited minerals in open spaces such as cracks or vugs. A well-known mineral district in the state is in northwestern Ohio (Findlay Arch mineral district) where sometimes-spectacular crystals of calcite, celestite, dolomite, fluorite, and others are present in small to large vugs in dolomites of Silurian age. Unfortunately, natural outcrops of these rocks are rare in this glaciated area and most exposures are in quarries that dot the area. Many of these quarries are no longer open to the public for collecting. A small area in southern Ohio, in parts of Adams and Highland Counties, is called the Serpent Mound zinc district. It derives its name from the presence of the mineral sphalerite, which is a major ore of zinc. However, it is not known to be in economic quantities in this area. Other minerals, including calcite and barite occur in this district along with geodes. Rocks of Pennsylvanian age in eastern Ohio are known for hematite nodules, petrified wood, and ironstone septarian concretions. Pyrite and marcasite crystals occur in association with the Olentangy Shale and Ohio Shale in the outcrops of these units in southern, central, and northern Ohio.

Detailed information on the occurrence and collecting of minerals in Ohio is given in the book Minerals of Ohio, published by the Division of Geological Survey. Collectors should always ask permission from the landowner before collecting fossils, minerals, or other specimens. Many spectacular specimens of Ohio minerals are on display at the Ohio Historical Society and at other natural history museums in the state.

Calcite – Calcium carbonate. Calcite is common as vein fillings in many rocks in western and central Ohio. Silurian dolomites in northwestern Ohio yield clusters of large crystals ranging from clear to dark brown. Many have a golden color.

Celestite – Strontium sulfate. Northwestern Ohio produces crystals of this mineral in colors ranging from white to a beautiful pale blue. Crystal cave on South Bass Island is a large vug filled with very large crystals of celestite.

Diamonds – Carbon. At least six diamonds have been found in Ohio in sediments deposited by glaciers of the Pleistocene Ice Age. All were small crystals. As with gold, these minerals were carried to Ohio from Canada by glaciers. In recent years, diamond-bearing kimberlite pipes have been discovered in the Canadian shield and they may have been the source for rare Ohio diamonds.

Dolomite – Calcium magnesium carbonate. Interesting crystals, ranging in color from white to brown to pink, occur in northwestern Ohio in association with other minerals.

Flint – Silicon dioxide. Flint is Ohio’s official gemstone. Amorphous silica that occurs in nodules or beds in Devonian limestones and particularly in Pennsylvanian limestones. It is thought that the silica was derived from the siliceous spicules of sponges. The most conspicuous bed of flint is associated with the Pennsylvanian-age Vanport limestone at Flint Ridge in Licking and Muskingum Counties. Although most flint is gray or black in color, Flint Ridge flint is characterized by its light color with hues of red, green, yellow, and other colors. Flint was quarried by Native American cultures for spear points, knives, scrappers, and other functional and ceremonial objects. Today, collectors polish Ohio flint into colorful jewelry. The aboriginal quarries and displays of Flint Ridge flint are visible at Flint Ridge State Memorial.

Fluorite – Calcium fluoride. The Findlay Arch mineral district produces interesting crystals of fluorite in brown and sometimes purple, green, and yellow, usually in association with calcite and other minerals common to the district.

Galena – Lead sulfide. This gray-colored heavy mineral is an ore of lead. Small cubic crystals of galena occur in the Findlay Arch mineral district.

Gold – This native element occurs as small flakes and is found by panning gravel in the beds of modern streams. Gold was transported to Ohio by glaciers of the Pleistocene Ice Age and modern streams have eroded the glacial sediments and concentrated the gold particles. Many streams in the glaciated portion of the state, or rivers draining the glaciated areas have produced small amounts of gold.

Gypsum – Hydrous calcium sulfate. Gypsum occurs in massive form in northern Ohio, where it was mined until recently. Moderately large, well-formed crystals of clear selenite gypsum are found in northeastern Ohio in silts and clays deposited in beds of former glacial lakes.

Hematite – Iron oxide. This mineral occurs as reddish to grayish nodules in rocks of Pennsylvanian age in eastern Ohio. These nodules are comparatively heavy because of the iron content. Early charcoal-fired iron furnaces in Ohio used hematite ores as the source of iron.

Marcasite Iron sulfide. Gold-colored marcasite look similar to pyrite but has a different crystal structure. It is found primarily in the Devonian-age Ohio Shale.

Melanterite – Hydrous iron sulfate. Melanterite was formerly known as copperas. This is one of several minerals found in Ohio that are termed efflorescences. They occur as small, delicate crystals on the surface of coal beds and shales such as the Ohio Shale where evaporation draws mineral-bearing waters to the surface.

Pyrite – Iron sulfide. Pyrite occurs in brassy crystals or sometimes as nodules in Devonian and Pennsylvanian shales. This mineral is commonly known as “fool’s gold” because it has been mistaken so often for gold due to its gold color.

Quartz – Silicon dioxide. In addition to flint, quartz occurs as small crystals in association with dolomites in western Ohio. The flint beds at Flint Ridge commonly have small vugs lined with quartz crystals.

Sphalerite Zinc sulfide. Generally found as small, brown to reddish-brown crystals in Silurian dolomites in southern Ohio in the Serpent Mound zinc district. This mineral is also found in concretions in the Devonian-age Ohio Shale.

Strontianite – Strontium carbonate. Strontianite occurs as small white crystals or powdery masses in cavities or vugs in Silurian dolomites in the Findlay Arch mineral district.

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GeoFacts Guides from ODNR

Geofacts are very interesting short publications concerning geology in Ohio
From the Ohio Dept of Natural Resources:


GeoFacts No. 1 Bedrock topography of Ohio [530 KB PDF]
GeoFacts No. 2 Industrial-mineral mine-permitting procedures in Ohio.
GeoFacts No. 3 Earthquakes and seismic risk in Ohio [171 KB PDF]
GeoFacts No. 4 Ohio Shale concretions [580 KB PDF]
GeoFacts No. 5 Ohio trilobites [289 KB PDF]
GeoFacts No. 6 Isotelus: Ohio’s State Fossil [285 KB PDF]
GeoFacts No. 7 The Scioto Saline–Ohio’s early salt industry [459 KB PDF]
GeoFacts No. 8 Landslides in Ohio [247 KB PDF]
GeoFacts No. 9 Gold in Ohio [488 KB PDF]
GeoFacts No. 10 The Teays River [1.53 MB PDF]
GeoFacts No. 11 Rocks and minerals mined in Ohio and their uses [121 KB PDF]
GeoFacts No. 12 Mine subsidence [342 KB PDF]
GeoFacts No. 13 The geology of Ohio–the Precambrian [243 KB PDF]
GeoFacts No. 14 History of coal mining in Ohio [299 KB PDF]
GeoFacts No. 15 Coal mining and reclamation [128 KB PDF]
GeoFacts No. 16 Coal and electricity [138 KB PDF]
GeoFacts No. 17 Fossil collecting in Ohio [212 KB PDF]
GeoFacts No. 18 Rock and mineral Clubs in Ohio [136 KB PDF]
GeoFacts No. 19 Sand and gravel [154 KB PDF]
GeoFacts No. 20 The geology of Ohio–the Cambrian [188 KB PDF]
GeoFacts No. 21 Where to see Ohio’s geology [166 KB PDF]
GeoFacts No. 22 The effects of the great New Madrid earthquakes in Ohio [176 KB PDF]
GeoFacts No. 23 A brief summary of the geologic history of Ohio [114 KB PDF]
GeoFacts No. 24 Tiny hidden treasures–the microfossils of Ohio [318 KB PDF]
GeoFacts No. 25 High-calcium limestones in Ohio [220 KB PDF]
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