Upcoming Meetings and Events
Sunday, February 18, 2018Program Meeting - Dale Thomas: Modern Mining and Exploration.
Dale Thomas, Production Geologist from the Eagle Mine, will present a program on modern underground mining and exploration methods.
Sunday, March 18, 2018Program Meeting - Steve Whelan: Subject TBA
Sunday, April 15, 2018Annual Club Silent Auction
Sunday, May 20, 2018Program Meeting - Ira Tillotson: Gemstone Panning
The last program meeting of the 2017-2018 season.
Saturday, May 26, 2018Field Trip - Location TBD.
Saturday, June 16, 2018Field Trip - Location TBD.
Saturday, July 21, 2018 (Date Tentative)Field Trip - Location TBD.
Friday, August 3, 2018Gem & 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, 201842nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show.
See the Show page
Sunday, August 5, 2018Gem & 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, 2018Gold Mine Field Trip (Tentative).
Saturday, August 25, 2018Field Trip (Tentative).
Saturday, September 8 or 15, 2018Field Trip - Location TBD.
Sunday, September 16, 2018Program Meeting - Subject TBD
The first program meeting of the 2018-2019 season.
Regular meetings of the Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club are held at the
Cliffs Shaft Mining Museum
501 W. Euclid St.
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.
The public is welcome.
Each Month we have a 50/50 drawing - and also draw for door prizes for man, woman, child and visitor.
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