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Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club                                               

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Program Meeting - Steve Whelan: Thunder Bay Amethyst

Steve Whalen from the Copper Country Rock and Mineral Club will talk to us about his adventures "Collecting Amethyst in the Thunder Bay District of Northern Ontario."
Steve will bring samples of specimens found there and will review localities to visit where you can collect in that region. He will also review some information we may need to know to plan a trip to that region.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Annual Club Silent Auction

Here's your chance to start or build your rock and mineral collection (or help a youngster get started!). We'll have a wide variety of local and world-wide specimens from the club's collection and donated by members, starting at rock-bottom prices.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Program Meeting - Ira Tillotson: Gemstone Panning

The last program meeting of the 2017-2018 season.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Field Trip - Location TBD.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Field Trip - Location TBD.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Field Trip - Location TBD.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Gem & Mineral Show Field Trip to the Republic Mine

Your chance to collect a wide variety of minerals at this closed iron ore mine.

We'll be meeting 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 ($10 for all participants). We'll be leaving at 9:30 to caravan to the mine. If you're coming from the south or west, you can meet and sign in at the mine gate in Republic starting at 9:30 (all times EDT).

Saturday, August 4, 2018

42nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show.

See the Show page

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Gem & Mineral Show Field Trip to Lindberg Quarry

Kona Dolomite is the star of this popular annual collecting trip

We'll be meeting at the Negaunee Township Hall on M-35 south of US-41 between Negaunee and Marquette. Please come between 12:00 and 12:30 to sign a liability waiver and make your field trip donation ($10 for all participants). We'll be leaving at 12:30 to caravan to the quarry. You can also meet us at the quarry on CR-480 to sign in, starting at 12:00 (all times EDT). Advance registration will be avaiable at the Gem & Mineral Show on Saturday.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Gold Mine Field Trip (Tentative).

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Field Trip (Tentative).

Saturday, September 8 or 15, 2018

Field Trip - Location TBD.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Program Meeting - Subject TBD

The first program meeting of the 2018-2019 season.


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.

Join The Ishpeming Rock And Mineral Club

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

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