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Rock, Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Meteorite Identification Clinic

Visitors bring found specimens to ROM experts to ID.

Visitors with rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, or suspected meteorites can have them identified at these special id clinics, held six times a year. These clinics are free, however we can't id stone artifacts and NO appraisals will be done.

Pandemic Update

During the pandemic, our ID clinics have moved to email submissions.

We will only consider one submission per household with no more than 3 pictures per email. 

All specimens for identification should be emailed to

2022 Schedule

All emails will be looked at on the days below but given the increased volume of inquiries due to lockdown, we ask that responses to your email may take some time. 

Wednesday, February 16
Wednesday, April 20
Wednesday, June 15
Wednesday, August 17
Wednesday, October 12
Wednesday, December 14


Currently offering online IDs only.


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