Some of our rockhound club members enjoy traveling and collecting specimens from afar. These trips are focused around finding and collecting rock, gem, fossil, and mineral specimens. If you want a fun way to travel, learn about geology, and hang out with some amazing people then our field trips may be something for you and your family.
Field trips are one of the major benefits of joining your local rock club. Club field trips are essentially field trips catered to rockhounding with other rockhounding enthusiasts. The fifteen dollar membership fee when signing up with the club is a payment for the club's membership with the Midwest Federation and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Members that are apart of these groups are automatically insured during club related activities. This allows owners to grant club access to restricted areas such as mines, private claims, and other areas. The owners are protected from any liability if injuries occur while on their property, and club members are insured. Not only are club members able to enter areas that are normally restricted to the public, but you also have access to other club members. Some of our club members have decades of experience and information regarding all things related to rockhounding. If you wanted to know where to find lightning stones, copper replacement agates, greenstones, float copper, banded iron hematite, petosky, Leland blue stones, datolite, etc... some of our club members will know where to find it. Your other club members are your most helpful resources.
Check out our past andupcoming field trips. If you have any ideas for future field trips, make sure to reach out to our current field trip director. Their email can be found on the 'Board of Directors' Page.