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Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club                                               

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Field Trip - Silver Creek Prospect.

The Silver Creek prospect was discovered in the late 1880s, and was explored by the Dead River Gold Mining Company and the Galena Silver Mining Company. Minerals available to collectors include galena, sphalerite, pyrite, chalcopyrite and the fluorescent secondary minerals hydrozincite and cerrusite. While visible gold is very rare, it has been found here, and most of the galena is agentiferous (silver-bearing). The rock piles are located on a steep hillside, so be sure to wear sturdy shoes / boots.

We'll 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 - it's nearly 20 miles, the last of it on gravel roads.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Program Meeting - Program Meeting: Show and Tell

Club members will have the opportunity to show off their summer's collected treasures and share their rockhounding tales.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Program Meeting - Subject TBD

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Program Meeting - Subject TBD


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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