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Next monthly meeting is Tuesday, July 25 at the Church of the Pines in Minocqua.  Milwaukee & Chippewa Street (Hwy 51) at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Tom Fitz, Professor of Geoscience, Northland College will be the presenter.  

Dr. Tom Fitz, Professor of Geoscience at Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin will be the presenter at the Tuesday, July 25 meeting of the Lakeland Gem and Mineral Club. He will speak on “The Beautiful Diversity of Amphiboles”. Amphiboles are any of a complex group of hydrous silicate minerals, containing chiefly calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and aluminum, and including hornblende, tremolite, asbestos, etc., occurring as important constituents of many rocks. Dr. Fitz has a PhD from the University of Delaware. He has fantastic energy and is a special educator. Geology and teaching are his passions.

Thanks to Carmel who has arranged another awesome field trip.  Here is info on the next outing:

Saturday, August 5th

Earthaven Museum, Gillett, WI

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

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.

Carmels' email: carmel@simplylivingjewelry.com

  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.

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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