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 rules here. Here are some key highlights to remember.

The rules will be presented again in full before the trip begins. The full list to know can be found here:

Locations

Unless otherwise noted, we meet up for our field trips at the Ace Hardware / old Shopko Hometown parking lot (now a sporting goods place) in Ishpeming along US-41 about a half mile west of the roundabout. We meet at 9am, leaving at 9:30. There will be a liability waiver to sign and a fee ($5 for members, $10 for non-members).

Our meetings take place at the Cliffs Shaft Mining Museum. The address is 501 W Euclid St, Ishpeming, MI 49849-1366. You don't need to be a member to stop in! A silent auction, door prizes, a presentation or activity and a business meeting will take place. Stay as long as you like.

Usually the doors open at 1:00pm, followed by our main program at 1:30. In June, July and August we start at 6:30pm. Typically meetings happen every third Sunday; check the schedule in case it is pushed to the fourth Sunday.


Upcoming Meetings & Events

An outline of the year (up to August) has been posted. Details, exact dates and times will be finalized.

Business Meeting
Sunday, June 19th, 2022

The meeting will start at 6:30pm and discuss club business - anyone can participate. This will cover plans for the show among other plans for the year.

Field Trip (TBD)
July 16th, 2022

Location is TBD; see opening description for the rules and meeting place. This should be set following the June business meeting.

Business Meeting
Sunday, July 17th, 2022

The meeting will start at 6:30pm and discuss club business - anyone can participate, but nothing special is planned.

Field Trip (Republic Mine)
August 5th, 2022

Republic Mine, a club classic with significant deposits of Hematite and Magnetite. Meeting time and place is normal.

Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Show
August 6th, 2022

Further information will be provided very soon here. The date (1st Saturday of August) is certain.

Field Trip (Lindburg Mine)
August 7th, 2022

Lindburg Mine; the primary feature is strong deposits of Kona Dolomite, and an impressive variety of yard rocks and other neat rocks. Meeting time and place is normal.

Business Meeting
August 28th, 2022

The meeting will start at 6:30pm and discuss club business - anyone can participate, but nothing special is planned..