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Our next monthly meeting is Tuesday April 25th at Church of the Pines in Minocqua  Milwaukee and Chippewa St (Hwy 51). at 6:30 pm. Our educational demonstration will be by Mr. Ron Zimmer on the making of cabachons. Ron makes it easy to follow on how to make your own jewelry.

Hi Lakland Gem Clubbers,

 Carmel has information on a tentative field trip scheduled for club members.

Carmel will need to know how many people would be interested.

There would a car pool to Gillett, WI. The day would include:

A tour of the Earthaven Museum, we could go collecting at an area quarry (yea!), and finish with a BBQ on the Museum grounds. There would be a minimal charge for the BBQ and do potluck side dishes.

There is no charge for the day, but a donation from the club to the museum would be appreciated.

April 4, 2017 (revision 1) Lakeland Gem & Mineral Club Field Trip Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017 Where: Earthaven Museum, an Earth Science Education Center 7599 Fifield Road, Gillett, WI 54124 Maximum participation: 40 people Cost: TBD, minimal. Supplies: general collecting tools and bucket, proper attire, insect repellant, sun block Itinerary: Carpool from Minocqua, Rhinelander to Gillett (Carpooling is important as the museum has a small driveway.) Depart to arrive at 10am. Approx. 3hr drive Tour Museum Potluck Picnic – bring dish to pass and a chair Afternoon Collecting Trip Depart for the Northwoods at approx 3pm. For any interested people who want to stay overnight before or following the Field trip, Earthaven has provided info for a campground and small motel. Link to the Nicolet Trail Campground 4 miles south of Earthaven in Gillett, WI: http://nicolettrailcampground.com/ There’s also a small motel: http://www.sleepyhollowmotel.webs.com/ Sleepy Hollow Motel and Resort. The “and Resort” part is pushing it a little; a “Sleepy Hollow” it is… There is a small restaurant/bar on the premises. If anyone wishes to come down the night before or stay over after our day of activities, these are local options for them.

Contact is Carmel at  carmel@simplylivingjewelry.com

We will be in a private quarry that Earthaven will have access to for our field trip. The Duame quarry in Lena produces fossils from trilobites to crinoids to cephalopods. There are minerals there as well including pyrite, marcasite, dolomite, sphalerite (some large crystals have been found). So a variety occurs there. A list of collecting equipment and safety equipment requirements I will get done at a later date.



The Lakeland Gem Club will present a class on How to Identify Rocks and Minerals on Saturday, April 1, 9-noon.The class is limited to a maximum of 30 attendees.Fee is $10 for Adults, $5 for Children The second class starts about half an hour after first class is done.**minimum age 12 years old.**Class will be held at Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua.*** Due to high demand, we have now set up a second session which begins in the early afternoon. So sign up now for the second session.

Join Dr. Joanne Kluessendorf, director of the Weis Earth Science Museum, and Dr. Beth Johnson, geology professor at UW-Fox Valley, Menasha, on Saturday, April 1 from 9 am –12 pm at the Lakeland Union High School, in Minocqua; for a hands-on crash-course on rocks and minerals.Learn how to identify rocks and minerals using the tools of a geologist, understand the processes that produced different rock types, test minerals using the Mohs hardness scale, determine the difference between facets, cleavage and fracture, and discover why color doesn’t always matter.Joanne and Beth will be bringing lots of specimens to examine and all the necessary tools.All you need to bring is curiosity and questions.

For registration call:Carmel Schramm, 715-499-6898, or email carmel@simplylivingjewelry.com.

Check or money order:to Lakeland Gem & Mineral Club, P.O. Box 1337, Rhinelander WI, 54501 and must be received within 3 days of registration.

This event was a great success, and the club plans more of these types of educational activities.  We will be adding some pictures from this event. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Just hit the contact us tab!

  Lakeland Gem Club 

 was founded in 1964 and incorporated in 1970,

to promote general interest in and education

of Earth Sciences, Geology, and Mineralogy. 

To educate in the Art of Lapidary,

to aid in Gem material and mineral identification

and for instruction in Geological Hobbies.


If you are interested in

geology, earth sciences, mineralogy and lapidary,

the Lakeland Gem Club is an educational, fun way

of sharing your hobby with a variety of people who share your interest. If you plan on rock hunting in north Wisconsin or northern Michigan just contact us for directions.

congrats to our new president mr. gregg guthrie

Our next monthly meeting will be march 2017.

The Lakeland Gem Club meets the 4th Tuesday of the month

at 6:30 p.m. at the

United Methodist Church of the Pines, Chicago & Chippewa Avenue,

 Minocqua, Wisconsin 

 WELCOME to our new members!!!

We always have great show and tell of new rock finds!

Visitors are always welcome !!

Club Activities

  • Monthly meetings to stimulate interest in collecting gems, minerals and rocks.
  • Field Trips and educational events that enhance collecting skills and knowledge with respect for our natural resources.
  • E-Newsletters providing useful information about gems, minerals and club related topics.
  • Annual gem and mineral show.  


General Membership:  $5.00 individual;

$10.00 per family, per year

which includes the club e- newsletter,

club picnic and annual banquet.

Membership information:



City, State,Zip___________________



Mail application with your  check to:

Lakeland Gem Club

  9280 Timberline Drive

Minocqua, WI  54548

For More information contact:

Pattie Hartmann, Public Relations

715 477 2519

We want to welcome another local rock club in the area to our listings of friends of the club. They have multiple rock trips planned!!! Do not miss out. their link is 




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