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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.


MAY 19th, 20th and 21st

Show Times are Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-4


We have added three more fantastic speakers to the venue!

Allen Marquette, Paleo-Education, Presentation on Woolly Mammoth

Dean Yongue, Mining Geologist/Surveyor, Presentation on Alaska mines


Don Safford, DLS Flintknapper, Demonstration on flintknapping

Dave Trexler, Paleontologist, Two Medicine Center

George Stanley Jr., Professor of Geosciences and the Director of the Paleontology Center at U of M

Dick Berg of Montana Tech, Talks about Sapphires

Ted Antonioli, Consulting Geologist, Member of Montana Mining Association

Bruce Baty, Talk on Glacial Lake Missoula

Lee Silliman, Fossils and Petrified Trees of Yellowstone



    Bitterroot Gem & Mineral Society

The Registration Form and information on Hotels is listed on our Contact Page along with the Competitive and Non-Competitive Forms.

The Bitterroot Mt. Range above Hamilton