Exploring Earth Sciences Since 1945
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.
Encouraging interest and study in geology, mineralogy, lapidary and allied earth sciences.
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.
National Guard Training and Community Center
8180 Belden Blvd
Cottage Grove, MN, 55016
Third weekend of October
What You Can Expect:
Exhibits, Dealers, Kids Corner, Tailgate Sales, Programs, Demonstrations, Agates, Rocks, Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Jewelry, Beads.
$2 per adult, $1 per child, $5 per family
Education and information
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!