About Us

100 grit grinding/polishing of a sphere. Stop by our booth at MLAD and see how spheres are created!

Moose Lake Agate Days

We have been members of the Carlton County Gem & Mineral Club for many years. The main event for the CCGMC is Moose Lake Agate Days. We are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Agate Days this year (2019). Please stop by our booth and say HI!

Click on the link to go to the official Keewena Mineral Days event site.

Field Trips

One of our favorite activities is rock hounding field trips. From the U.P. to AZ to Ontario. We will go anywhere to dig in Mother Earth. And hopefully find a nearby brewpub. (Send us suggestions for both field trips and brewpubs)

Meeting Bob Jones at Tucson.
An amazing man and also a firefighter!

Meeting New Friends

One of the greatest joys I never new would be a part of rockhounding, meeting wonderful people from all over the world. If you are in the hobby you probably have read some of Bob Jones work. He is a major contributor to Rock & Gem magazine and has authored books. Including the one pictured which he autographed for me.

Most Recent How-To Video

Repair a Split Nut and Busings on an 18" HP Saw

July 2019 Rock Shows

July 13-14, 2019

Moose Lake Agate Days

Saturday 9-5 - Sunday 9-3

Riverside Arena, 20 Earl Ellens Drive, Moose Lake, MN 55767

Event Details

July 13-14, 2019

Moose Lake Agate Days

50th Anniversary

Agate Stampede

Kids Dig

https://www.facebook.com/mooselakeagatedays2019

Saturday 9-5 - Sunday 9-3

Riverside Arena, 20 Earl Ellens Drive, Moose Lake, MN 55767

July 15-20, 2019

Keweena Mineral Days

Tuesday - Saturday

A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, 1404 E. Sharon Avenue Houghton, Michigan 49931

Event Details

July 15-20, 2019

Keweena Mineral Days

 legal surface prepared mineral collecting on rock piles of former native copper mines

http://www.museum.mtu.edu/visit/museum-activities/keweenaw-mineral-days

Tuesday - Saturday

A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, 1404 E. Sharon Avenue Houghton, Michigan 49931

July 19-20, 2019

Lakeland Gem & Mineral Show

Saturday 10-6 - Sunday 9-5

Lakeland Union High School, MINOCQUA, WI HWY. 70 WEST

Event Details

July 19-20, 2019

Lakeland Gem & Mineral Show

We invite you to listen to live bands play beautiful music in the park. Enjoy the sounds of Laureen Davis and the Kings, and enjoy wine tastings hosted by 5th Ave Wines and Spirits.

https://lakelandgemandmineralclub.com/home/annual_gem_show.html

Saturday 10-6 - Sunday 9-5

Lakeland Union High School, MINOCQUA, WI HWY. 70 WEST

July 27-28, 2019

Indian Head Gem & Mineral Show

Saturday 10-5 - Sunday 10-4

1437 Clam Falls Dr. Frederic, WI 54837

Event Details

July 27-28, 2019

Indian Head Gem & Mineral Show

Our 52nd annual show offers something for everyone who loves rocks and jewelry. For children, an agate pit where great treasures are assured. Free admission, parking and agate pit for kids and door prizes.

https://www.travelwisconsin.com/events/fairs-festivals/indianhead-gem-mineral-show-41141

Saturday 10-5 - Sunday 10-4

1437 Clam Falls Dr. Frederic, WI 54837

August 2019 Rock Shows

August 2-5

Ishpeming Rock & Mineral Club

Friday - Monday

Event Details

August 2-5

Ishpeming Rock & Mineral Club

Gem & Mineral Show. With field trips to the Ropes Gold Mine, Republic Mine and the Lindberg Quarry.

http://www.ishpemingrocks.org/schedule.htm

Friday - Monday

August 9-11

CCRMC Gem & Mineral Show, Houghton, MI

Fri 1-8 Sat 10-6 - Sunday 11-3

Portage Township Elementary School, Bridge Street.

Event Details

August 9-11

CCRMC Gem & Mineral Show, Houghton, MI

3 Day show with free admission. Activities for kids.

http://www.ccrmc.info/home/events/gem-and-mineral-show/

Fri 1-8 Sat 10-6 - Sunday 11-3

Portage Township Elementary School, Bridge Street.

August 10-11

Northwest WI Gem & Mineral Show

Sat 10-5 - Sun 10-4

Expo Building, Barron County Fairgrounds, Hwy 48 N, Rice Lake, WI

Event Details

August 10-11

Northwest WI Gem & Mineral Show


Dave Skrupky, (715) 986-2547; dskrupky@centurytel.net     Roy Wickman, (715) 357-3223; rktswick@chibardun.net

Sat 10-5 - Sun 10-4

Expo Building, Barron County Fairgrounds, Hwy 48 N, Rice Lake, WI

August 17

Heart of Wisconsin Rock Swap

Sat 10 - 5

Hwy 10 Behind Applebees in the parking lot. 5609 US Hwy 10, Stevens Point, WI

Event Details

August 17

Heart of Wisconsin Rock Swap

A one-day, outdoor rock swap

Sandy Brandl, (715) 326-1609, stonez@tds.com

Sat 10 - 5

Hwy 10 Behind Applebees in the parking lot. 5609 US Hwy 10, Stevens Point, WI

August 24

Chippewa Valley Rock Swap

Sat 8 - 4

Expo Center Grounds, Lorch Ave, Wau Claire, WI

Event Details

August 24

Chippewa Valley Rock Swap

A one-day Rock Swap

Paul Tubbs, (715) 834-5747, bizpam1@gmail.com

Sat 8 - 4

Expo Center Grounds, Lorch Ave, Wau Claire, WI

More Events

September 2019 shows

September 21

Agate City Show, Two Harbors, MN

Sat 9 - 5

Agate City Rocks & Gifts, 721 7th Ave,Two Harbors, MN 55616

Event Details

September 21

Agate City Show, Two Harbors, MN

A great one-day show in the Heart of Two Harbors. 

http://www.agatecity.com/annual-rock-sale-swap

Sat 9 - 5

Agate City Rocks & Gifts, 721 7th Ave,Two Harbors, MN 55616

September 21-22

Cedar Valley Iowa Annual Auction

Sat & Sun 9 - ?

Amana RV Park & Event Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Event Details

September 21-22

Cedar Valley Iowa Annual Auction

A 2-day auction, be prepared to stay all day!Viewing Fri. from 5:00-7:30 p.m.; Sat. starting at 7:30 a.m.; Sun. starting at 8:00 a.m.

Sat & Sun 9 - ?

Amana RV Park & Event Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

September 28 - 29

Oshkosh Gem & Mineral Show

Sat 9 - 5 - Sun 10-4

Sunny view Expo Center, 500 E Cty Rd y, Oshkosh, WI

Event Details

September 28 - 29

Sat 9 - 5 - Sun 10-4

Sunny view Expo Center, 500 E Cty Rd y, Oshkosh, WI

Event Details

UPCOMING october 2019 SHOWS

October 5-6

Rock River Valley Geological Society

Sat 10-5 - Sun 10-4

Jefferson County Fair Park, Jackson & Peurner Rd

Event Details

October 5-6

Rock River Valley Geological Society

free will offering; Dealers offering minerals, fossils, gemstones, demonstrations of faceting, wire wrapping and lapidary, and activities for children

http://stevensrockshop.com/index.html

Sat 10-5 - Sun 10-4

Jefferson County Fair Park, Jackson & Peurner Rd

October 11-12

32nd World Championship Quartz Crystal Digging Contest, Mt Ida, AR

Fri 7-4 - Sat 7-4

Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd

Event Details

October 11-12

32nd World Championship Quartz Crystal Digging Contest, Mt Ida, AR

Sign up and dig for the annual contest!

Different pits to chose from.

www.mtidachamber.com

Fri 7-4 - Sat 7-4

Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd

October 19-20

Minnesota Mineral Club, Cottage Grove, MN

Sat 10-5 - Sun 10-4

National Guard Training & Community Center, 8180 Belden Blvd. Cottage Grove, MN

Event Details

October 19-20

Minnesota Mineral Club, Cottage Grove, MN

 $5 for family admittance; Exhibitions, demonstrations, tailgate sales, vendors selling agates, rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, and activities for children

https://mnmineral.org

Sat 10-5 - Sun 10-4

National Guard Training & Community Center, 8180 Belden Blvd. Cottage Grove, MN