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Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club                                               





Upcoming Meetings and Events




Saturday, September 16, 2017

Field Trip: Taylor Mine

We'll be going to the Taylor Mine in Baraga County. This abandoned iron mine has produced stunning specimens of pyrolusite and other manganese minerals such as manganite, neotocite and rhodocrosite, as well as botryoidal goethite and hematite crystals .

Meet at the Shopko Hometown parking lot in Ishpeming along US-41 about a half mile west of the roundabout. Please come between 9:00 and 9:30 to sign a liability waiver and make your field trip donation ($5 for IRMC members, $10 for non-members). We'll be leaving at 9:30 to caravan to the mine. If you're coming from the west end, you can meet us and sign in at the car pool lot at the intersection of US41 and M28 near Covington between 10:15 and 10:30 (all times EDT). High-clearance vehicles are recommended; passenger cars can park about a quarter mile away from the collecting areas or car pool from the car pool lot.


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Program Meeting: Joe Strapko - A Review of Upper Peninsula Copper Projects

For our first program meeting of the 2017-2018 season, Joseph Strapko, Senior Geologist for Highland Copper Company will give an overview of Highland's copper projects in the Upper Peninsula.


Saturday, October 15, 2017

Program Meeting: Show and Tell + Mineral ID

Club members will have the opportunity to show their summer's collected treasures and share their tales. We'll also have a panel of rockhounds to help you with the identification of your specimens.


Saturday, November 19, 2017

Program Meeting: Agates!

Field Trip Safety Rules




Regular meetings of the Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club are held at the
Cliffs Shaft Mining Museum
501 W. Euclid St.
Ishpeming, Michigan

Doors open at 1:00 pm to allow visitors time to view the club's mineral collection.
Program Meeting at 1:30, followed by a silent auction and the business meeting.
Free admission.
The public is welcome.





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Each Month we have a 50/50 drawing - and also draw for door prizes for man, woman, child and visitor.


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