Welcome to the Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club!

Our group shares the common interest of exploring the minerology and specimines of rock, locally in the UP and occasionally elsewhere. Most of our trips take place in the Ishpeming-Negaunee area or surrounding places. Whether you're looking to expand your knowledge, just want to look at pretty rocks, or would like to join a friendly social group, there is a place for you!

To respect local land owners, as well as for liability purposes, the Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club or its Officers cannot suggest or recommend rock and mineral collecting areas and sites. For this reason, we try to plan and organize Summer Field Trips where we receive permission from local land owners to visit and collect from their sites, as a group, on certain days, during certain times. We will continue to post the organized Field Trip dates and times on this Website.

Last Updated: 5/24/23, we have the Champion Mine in June and more outlines on the events page + application for vendors on the show page.

Our Purpose

To enjoy, to learn, to teach and to conserve
The rocks, the gems, the fossils and ores,
To collect, to admire, to brag and to show
The material we've found, we'll trade for yours.

- Bob & Marian Markert (founding members)