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Minnesota Mineral Club

We are a non-profit organization devoted to the study of Mineralogy, Geology, Paleontology and the Lapidary Arts.  We are an educational group based in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, although membership is not restricted to residents of Minnesota.  Monthly meetings are open to everyone.  The Minnesota Mineral Club is a member of the Midwest Federation and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.

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Encouraging interest and study in geology, mineralogy, lapidary and allied earth sciences.

Field Trips

The club organizes many great field trips throughout the year to places such as Montana, South Dakota, Iowa, Thunder Bay, Michigan, and also places within Minnesota.  We collect agates, geodes, fossils, amethyst, petrified wood, dinosaur bones and other assorted mineral specimens. By all accounts, members have a great time and return with loads of treasures.

Family Fun

Annual Show

Location:

National Guard Training and Community Center
8180 Belden Blvd
Cottage Grove, MN, 55016

Date:

Third weekend of October

What You Can Expect:

Exhibits, Dealers, Kids Corner, Tailgate Sales, Programs, Demonstrations, Agates, Rocks, Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Jewelry, Beads.

Admission:

$2 per adult, $1 per child, $5 per family

Education and information

Programs

We offer our members a wide variety of programs at our meetings. These include demonstrations of various lapidary skills and techniques, interesting speakers, silent auctions, contests, displays of members’ collections, and an annual banquet. All our meeting programs are free and open to the public.

Club meetings are held at the Falcon Heights City Hall which is located at 2077 Larpenteur Avenue, Falcon Heights, 55113.  Meetings are held the second Saturday of the month at 7:00 pm, except June, July and August during which time no club meetings are held. Visitors are always welcome!

Stay Informed

Newsletter

 Members receive 10 issues of our newsletter Rock Rustler’s News each year. This keeps them up-to-date on Club meetings, events, field trips, geology and earth science news as well as other interesting rock, mineral and fossil topics.

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