Field Trips

KGMS members in good standing (dues must be paid) can participate in collecting field trips.

Rules:

  • Standard safety equipment required (hardhats, steel toe boots, safety vests, safety glasses)
  • Be on time for escorted field trips. If you are late, you will not be allowed on the trip
  • Some field trips may have additional rules (e.g. mines)

Please feel free to contact Jack (fieldTrips@kalamazooRockClub.org) with any questions

2017 Field Trips:

Our Annual Trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Our trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is centered on shows and field trips hosted by local clubs.

We understand that everyone has a different schedule. Please feel free to come and leave as you like.

Dates August 4, 2017 (Friday) – Aug 6, 2016 (Sunday)
Host Ishpeming Rock & Mineral Club
Location Ishpeming, MI (Iron Country)
Lodging There are a lot of choices and you may stay where you wish. Most of our members stay at the Country Village Resort. which includes multiple accomodation levels: tent, RV, cabin and hotel
Details The Ishpeming club’s schedule typically consists of:

  • Friday morning – a field trip to the Republic Mine for specular hematite and banded iron formation
  • Saturday – their show
  • Sunday – a field trip to the Lindbergh quarry for Kona dolomite

Note: On Thursday, we will get together for a 6:30 PM kick-off dinner at the Jasper Ridge Brewery which is located in the Country Village Resort.

Dates Aug 6, 2017 (Sunday) – Aug 12, 2017 (Saturday)
Hosts Copper Country Rock & Mineral Club
Location Hancock, MI (Copper Country)
Lodging There are a lot of choices and you may stay where you wish. Most of our members stay at the Hancock City Campground. which includes RV and tent camping. There are also hotels and motels in the area.
Details Our trip to Copper Country is much less structured than our visit to Iron country. Among the sponsored events are: