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The indoor meeting for January 19 has been canceled....


The Grand Traverse Area Rock and Mineral Club, Traverse City, Michigan (GTARMC) is open to rockhounds of all ages. Promoting our hobby is our main goal. Here is our mission statement.

Our first indoor meeting of 2022 scheduled for, January 19 has been canceled due to the high COVID spike in the area. We hope to hold our February 16 at the Cherryland VFW Post at 3400 Veterans Drive in Traverse City. This is where we will be holding our regular meetings at least for the next several months. This is the same place where we held our club show in September. See the newsletter for more information. This facility gives us more room to hold the meetings and is available now. Until COVID-19 in the area gets down to much lower levels, masks will be required by all attending the meetings. Because the VFW is not available on Tuesdays, we are changing the day of our regular meetings to the third Wednesday of each month, except August and December. Please visit our next meeting, you do not have to be a member of the GTARMC to attend and rockhounds of all ages are welcome, including young rockpups.

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MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
Membership in the Grand Traverse Area Rock and Mineral Club offers many benefits including:

  • Monthly newsletter
  • Classes and field trips for members only
  • Use of club workshop after cabochon class is completed
  • Access to Annual Picnic and Christmas Dinner
  • Chances to share your love of the hobby with others

  • In addition, you can join this special support group for those with rocks in their heads (and usually all over the house and garage). When friends and family look at you funny when you are talking about spending vacations collecting rocks, minerals and fossils, you can find comfort in knowing that you can talk to any of the GTARMC members who know that you are really quite "normal".

    Membership dues are $5.00 for Junior members ages 8 through 17 years, $15.00 for an adult, $20.00 for a couple. Children under 8 years of age are free with an adult member.

    For a membership form to complete and mail in with your dues click HERE.

    The Grand Traverse Area Rock and Mineral Club is affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies and the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies.