Welcome to the Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club!

Our group shares a common interest of exploring local minerology and specimines! Most of our trips take place in Marquette County. 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 site update: 07/12/24
finally resolved July field trip!


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)