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The Grand Traverse Area Rock and Mineral Club, Traverse City, Michigan (GTARMC) is open to rockhounds of all ages. Promoting our hobby is our main goal. Here is our mission statement.

Our next meeting of 2024 will be held on THURSDAY, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cherryland VFW Post at 3400 Veterans Drive in Traverse City. This is the same place where we hold our club show in September. See the newsletter for more information. The Pebble Pups will not have a regular meeting until September. Our regular meetings will now be held on the third THURSDAY of each month, except August and December. Please come to our next meeting. You do not have to be a member of the GTARMC to attend and rockhounds of all ages are welcome, including young rockpups.

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Membership in the Grand Traverse Area Rock and Mineral Club offers many benefits including:

  • Monthly newsletter
  • Classes and field trips for members only
  • Use of club workshop after cabochon class is completed
  • Access to Annual Picnic and Christmas Dinner
  • Chances to share your love of the hobby with others

  • In addition, you can join this special support group for those suffering from mineral affinity. When friends and family look at you funny when you are talking about spending vacations collecting rocks, minerals and fossils, you can find comfort in knowing that you can talk to any of the GTARMC members who know that you are really quite "normal".

    Membership dues are $5.00 for Junior members ages 8 through 17 years, $15.00 for an adult, $20.00 for a couple. Children under 8 years of age are free with an adult member.

    For a membership form to complete and mail in with your dues click HERE.

    The Grand Traverse Area Rock and Mineral Club is affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies and the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies.