Trips & Meetings


Important notice for all field trips!

We love having people on our trips. However, what we do can sometimes be dangerous if we are not careful. You are strongly advised to read the full Field Trip rules: Field Trip Rules.

Here are some key highlights to remember:

The rules will be presented again in full before the trip begins.


Meetings are held at the Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum in Ishpeming. Doors open at 1:00 to allow visitors time to check out our mineral collection displays.

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Program Meeting
January 15th, 2023

Cliffs Shaft @ 1:30pm

Robert Mercure, retired Educator and Docent at the Marquette Regional History Center will speak on "The Ancient Architects of the Southwest, The Anasazi People." He will present a slide presentation exploring Chaco Canyon, New Mexico and Canyon de Chelly in Arizona.

There will be snacks, door prizes and a silent auction, followed by the club business meeting.

Program Meeting
February 19th, 2023

Cliffs Shaft @ 1:30pm

A regular club meeting with door prizes, a silent auction and a presentation (TBD), folllowed by the club business meeting.

Program Meeting
March 19th, 2023

Cliffs Shaft @ 1:30pm

Trenton Hills, Lab Operations Manager, SGS North America-Eagle Mine will speak on "The Assay process in Mining -- the chemical analysis determining the proportion of metallic or non-metallic elements in a sample of geologic material.

There will be snacks, door prizes and a silent auction, followed by the club business meeting.

IRMC Annual Silent Auction and Meeting
April 16, 2023

Cliffs Shaft @ 1:30pm

Mineral specimens from the local area, Upper Peninsula and beyond, donated by members and de-accessioned from the Club’s collection will be available to purchase through the silent auction process.

There will be snacks and door prizes, followed by the club business meeting.

Program Meeting
May 21, 2023

Cliffs Shaft @ 1:30pm

A regular club meeting with door prizes, a silent auction and a presentation (TBD), folllowed by the club business meeting.