May 26


Slate Carving

 We will be putting designs on 4x4 slate drink coasters! Bring a sketch of what you want to do. We will provide the basic tools and instructions get everyone started. We will follow up in June with a best slate contest. Winners get a prize and will be displayed at the show in October!







 February 27

 Eichhorn Jewelry Tour

 Behind the scene look at working with gems

 March 6

 Richmond IN


 March 27

 LaFarge Fossil Garden & Sickmiller farm

 Fossils and Indian artifacts

 April 9-11

 Fairy Stone State Park


 May 22

 Medora, IN


 June 6-June 10


 Quartz , diamonds

 June 19

 Sylvania Quarry, South Rockwood MI


 July 24

 Flintridge Area

 Flint, quartz

 August 27-29

 Beacon Mine, Champion MI

 Specular Hematite







 January 25

 Langsdon Mineral collection

 Minerals at night under UV

 February 29

 Lizzadro Museum bus Trip

 See rocks, gems, fossils

 March 7

 Richmond roadcut & show



 Arkansas Trip

 Quartz, wavellite, variscite

 June 13

 Falls of the Ohio State Park

 Walk on fossils, collect minerals and fossils from piles

 July 11

 Strawtown Koteewi Park

 Archeological trip

 July 25

 Sylvania Quarry, South Rockwood, MI

 Celestite, Calcite, Fluorite

 August 26

 Petoskey State Park

 Petoskey & Charlesvoix stones

 September 26

 Flintridge  Ohio

 Flint and quartz

 November 14

 Fox Island County Park

 Geology tour




March 16 (rescheduled)

 Downtown ACPL, Mtg RM A

 2 hour workshop-Making Micromounts

April 6

LaFarge Fossil Garden/Indian Artifacts

 Fossils, Indian Artifacts

 April 27

 Medora, IN

 Geodes, fossils

 May 24-25

 Alpena/Petoskey Festival

 Minerals, fossils

 June 1

 Wauseon, OH

 MSHA Training

 June 29


 Visit Celestite cave

 June 15

 Flint Ridge area

 Flint and quartz

 July 13-17

 Moose Lake, MN & Calumet, MI

 Agates, Copper, Datolite

 Aug. 17

 South Rockwood, MI

 Celestite, Calcite

 Sept. 14

 Au gGlaize Quarry, Oakwood OH

 Calcite, fluorite

 Oct. 26 (cancelled due to weather)

 Falls of the Ohio,IN & Kentucky


 Nov. 23

 South Whitley Library

 Ted Schultz Collection


 JUNIOR PROGRAM     (We meet during the adult business meeting)

 January  2021

 What is a mineral?

 Virtual lesson


 Crystal systems and ID

  Make isometric xl,, learn clues to mineral ID


 Tetragonal xls, luster

 Make tetragonal model, kinds of luster, growing xls (if time)


 Orthorhombic xls, streak

 Make orthorhomic model, learn about mineral streaking


 Hexagonal xls, hardness

 Make hexagonal model, check hardness of minerals




 January 2020

 Stone Age Painting with rocks



 Stone Age tool - making-canceled












 Stone Age jewelry



 No Meeting



 Stone Age art



 Stone Age tools



 Minerals under the Microscope



 Fossils under the Microscope






Our 59th Rock, Mineral, Fossil, Jewelry & Lapidary show and sale was Oct. 16, 17, and 18 at the Allen County Indiana Fairgrounds.  Due to COVID-19, many of our regular features were not be available.  Dealers, club table and silent auction were planned.   Click SHOW to see our show website, which describes the 2020 show.   Attendees wore wear face masks and  were encouraged to maintain social distancing.  The wearing of plastic gloves was encouraged.  Friday's School Day was canceled.. 

For information on any of the above, phone Michele Yamanaka (260) 424-5070 or email her at