Welcome to the Lakeland Gem & Mineral Club

The Lakeland Gem & Mineral Club is the geology and Earth sciences club for the Wisconsin Northwoods and Upper Peninsula of Michigan

September 2022 Program:
Dr. Marcia Bjornerud

Professor of Geology & Environmental Studies
Lawrence University

We are delighted to have Dr. Marcia Bjornerud join us for our September Club meeting.  Dr. Bjornerud will give a talk about the geology of Wisconsin, about which she is uniquely qualified to speak, having conducted research in the Gogebic Range, Baraboo Hills, Marinette County and the Flambeau Flowage, documenting Wisconsin's "complex tectonic history."

Three of Dr. Bjornerud's books to read before her presentation include Reading the Rocks: The Autobiography of The Earth, Timefulness:  How Thinking like a Geologist can Help Save the World, and Geopedia.  All three are readily available for purchase from your favorite online book dealer, or on loan from the Lakeland Gem & Mineral Club's library.

The following excerpt is from her latest book, Geopedia, to give you a sense of her relationship with the Earth and a flavor of her writing style.  She begins the preface with:

Hello, Earthling, . . .,

and she concludes with a description of Geopedia as:

... an admittedly idiosyncratic compendium of words and terms chosen because they are portals into larger geologic stories - of remarkable places, strange incidents, dramatic plot twists in the planet's history, misconceptions about geologic phenomena, colorful characters who contributed to the geosciences, and the remarkable biographies of selected rocks, minerals, and landforms that every Earthling should know on a first-name basis.

We hope you are able to join us at 6:30 pm on September 27th, 2022 at the Church of the Pines in Minocqua, Wisconsin.

Annual Gem & Mineral Show 2022

2022 marked the 53rd annual Gem & Mineral show hosted by the Lakeland Gem & Mineral Club.  Thanks to everyone who helped make this year's show a success.

About the club

Who We Are


The club was founded in 1964 and incorporated in 1970 to promote general interest in this remarkable planet on which we live, specifically in the areas of geology, mineralogy, paleontology, citizen science, and the lapidary arts, through evidence-based educational programs, field trips, and our Annual Gem & Mineral Show.  

When We Meet

The club meets on the 4th Tuesday every month from March through November at 6:30p at the Church of the Pines in Minocqua, Wisconsin.  

2022 Programs

Club program events to be announced soon.

Club Field Trips

The club sponsors field trips to various locations in Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota in which members have found minerals including agates, amethyst, basalt, and copper, as well as fossils.  Information on upcoming field trips will be posted to this website.

Why should you Join?

 

If you are interested in geology, Earth sciences, mineralogy, or lapidary, the Lakeland Gem & Mineral Club is an educational, fun way of sharing your hobby with a variety of people who share your interest.  Membership benefits include newsletters when published, admittance to the club picnic and annual banquet. 

How do you Join?

Annual membership is $10 for individual and $20 for a family.  To join, please contact the membership coordinator via email at hello@lakelandgemclub.org

Meetings

The club meets the fourth Tuesday of every month

from March through November

at The Church of the Pines

in Minocqua, Wisconsin

Get in Touch

Have an idea for a monthly program?  Know interesting places to go rockhounding?  Want to give feedback on our monthly meetings?  We'd like to hear from you.  Email the club at any time, hello@lakelandgemclub.org

​Become a Member

Annual membership is $10 per individual, $20 per family.  Email the club for membership details, hello@lakelandgemclub,org

Club Sponsors

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Kingsley North
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Fire Mountain Gems
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Dremel
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Creative Granite of Minocqua