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We are having our next outdoor meeting of the year on September 21...


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Welcome - An outdoor meeting will be held on September 21....

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.

We are planning our fourth outdoor meeting of the year at 6:45 p.m. on September 21 at the Cherry Bend Community Park pavilion. See the newsletter for directions to get there. Our indoor regular meeting schudule is on hold due to the COVID 19 closures. Pre-COVID, these indoor meetings were normally held in the McGuire Room of the Traverse Area District Library at 610 Woodmere Avenue in Traverse City, Michigan, beginning at 6:45 p.m. on generally the third Tuesday of the month. To find the library, turn south on Woodmere Ave. from Eighth St., and travel about one block and the library will be on the right. The McGuire Room is on the left immediately as you enter the building. See the newsletter for more details. Due to certain events, the day of the week changes occasionally. Please visit 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 with the contagious affliction of "rockapox". 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.