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The Bitterroot Gem and Mineral Society is a non-profit organization. Our purpose is to promote interest and education in various Earth sciences, including geology, mineralogy, paleontology, and the lapidary and faceting arts. We also support promoting and ensuring the right of amateur hobby collecting, recreational rock hunting, and the use of public and private lands for educational and recreational purposes related to the earth sciences. We enjoy hunting for specimens with friends who share our interests and have fun doing so. We invite anyone interested to check us out.

We are affiliated with the Montana Council of Rock and Mineral Clubs, the Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies (NFMS) http://www.amfed.org/nfms and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS) http://www.amfed.org.

Our club just finished the Northwest Federation Show for this year and we received accoladed all around for our organizational skills and size. We wanted to share a few pictures of the Awards Banquet, which was a great success, with more pictures to come.


With centerpieces provided by club member Dar Williams 

With everyone in attendance

    Bitterroot Gem & Mineral Society

The Bitterroot Mt. Range above Hamilton