Minnesota Mineral Club
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.
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
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!
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.
We are a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, a non-profit educational Federation of seven similar regional organizations
The Midwest Federation Of Mineralogical and Geological Societies was organized in 1940, and one of the original four founders of the AFMS in 1947. It encompasses a region of 11 states and has about 150 different clubs.