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