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NEWS - The location for the Tuesday, November 19 meeting is the TADL at 6:45 p.m.

  • Our November meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 19 at 6:45 p.m., and will feature "Christmas in November" where club members can reserve half or a full table to display their handiwork for purchase by club members for gifts for themselves or others.
  • There is no regular meeting in December. We will hold our annual Christmas Dinner on Sunday, December 8 at China Fair Restaurant at 1357 W. South Airport Road in Traverse City. We will meet for an informal time at 5 pm with dinner at 6 pm. You can sign up at the November meeting or contact Pierre LaFoille. The cost will be $7.00 per person. Attendees are asked to bring hats, scarves, or mittens for a child's charity.
  • The club has a lease with the City of Traverse City to use the equipment room in the Carnegie building (Crooked Tree Arts Center / former History Center)on Sixth Street. Open work room sessions are being held on Monday evenings. (Closed in July.) You must be a member and have taken the cabochon class to use the work room and you must register in advance due to the limited number of machines. See Jared to sign up.
  • The 2019 Keweenaw Mineral Days, formerly known as The Copper Country Mineral Retreat were held July 16 - 20, 2019.... You can visit the website by clicking on the underlined event name above to find out the details. Collecting events to the Seneca, Wolverine #2 and Central Mines were featured.
  • Additional opportunities for collecting in the U.P. were offered by the Ishpeming and Copper Country Rock and Mineral Clubs between August 2 and 9. This year the Ishpeming events were held on August 2 through 6. Follow the link to their web sites from our Sponsors/Links page. The Annual Gem and Mineral show in Ishpeming was on Saturday, August 3. Collecting events were Friday, August 2 to the Republic Iron Mine; Sunday, August 4 at the Lindberg Quarry for Kona Dolomite; and Monday, August 5 to the Michigan Gold Mine. For more information, check their website.
  • The Copper Country Rock and Mineral Club's events were between August 6 and 9. Their details were posted on March 15 and registration began the same day. Follow the link to their website from our Sponsors/Links page. The CCRMC Rock and Mineral show was held on August 9, 10, and 11.
  • Various instructors will be teaching beginning cabochon classes in 2019 and Ken Schug and Janet Ryan will be teaching beginning silversmithing classes. E-mail to sign up for a class. Remember, you must be a member of the club to participate in these or other classes.
  • Be sure to check the calendar and the GTARMC newsletter for further updates!
  • The 2019 Petoskey Stone Festival was held at Barnes Park in Eastport on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Check the festival website by clicking on the event title for more information on the show and vendor opportunities.
  • FUN

  • ROCKPUPS - YOUNG AND OLD - For some rockin' fun, click HERE for a fun word search!!
  • This page link has many fun games, quizzes, activities for the young geologist. The rest of the sit covers a whole bunch of fun science subjects. To check out this site CLICK HERE!!
  • Here is an great page from Canada called "Rocks for Kids". Lots of places for learning and fun. CLICK HERE!!