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Welcome to North Idaho Mineral Club

Welcome to the North Idaho Mineral Club web site. We support rockhounds in Coeur d'Alene, Sandpoint, Post Falls, Rathdrum, Priest Lake, Hayden and all regions of the North Idaho Panhandle with field trips, workshops and our annual Gem, Mineral, Rock and Jewelry Show.

The general objectives of our club are to promote interest and education in the various earth sciences; especially geology, mineralogy, paleontology, lapidary and many related subjects. Most of all we have a good time doing this with friends who share interests and contribute to the benefit of all.

The North Idaho Mineral Club is affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies and the Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies.

 

Our mailing address is in Hayden, ID and we hold our monthly meetings in Coeur d'Alene, ID.

News

North Idaho Mineral Club Gem Show
May 26, 2015

We are preparing for our annual Gem, Mineral, Rock and Jewelry Show for 2015. It will take place on June 6th and 7th, 2015 at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. The grand prize this year is a large Brazilian agate slab.

For more information about the show, go to our Mineral Show web page.

Rock Roller Gem Show
March 27, 2015

The Rock Roller's Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show is going on today, Saturday and Sunday. We have taken pictures (mostly of the displays) and you can see them here.

We have also created a video of the pictures and put it up on YouTube.

Slideshows on YouTube
February 20, 2015

We have converted the pictures from our recent gem and mineral shows into video slideshows and have posted them on YouTube. To view them, go to YouTube and search for "North Idaho Mineral Club".

A 'Hidden' Gem
February 15, 2015

While we were preparing for the March Northwest Gold Prospectors Association Gold Show where we will have a booth, we found the following stone sitting in a cheap gold-filled pendant:

We took the stone out of the pendant, as it is a 6-ray Idaho star garnet, 20mm round, weighing in at 36.5 carats and it is worth more than all the rest of the jewelry we will be selling put together.

Mineral Club at Gold Show
February 6, 2015

The mineral club has paid for a booth at the Northwest Gold Prospectors Association Gold Show in March. We are looking for club member volunteers to help set up and man the booth at the show. Setup is on March 20 and the show is on March 21 and 22.

We are attending the show because they were looking for vendors who sell jewelry and we have much jewelry from a member's collection that we can otherwise not dispose of. This should be a fun time, so all members are invited to volunteer. Contact if you are interested.

January 21, 2015

New articles have been added: a new tool supplier and "Silversmith's Equipment"

January 12, 2015

The topic for this Thursday's meeting is "Locate Your Favorite Rock, and One You are Not Sure Of, and Bring Both To The Meeting". The newsletter for January has been added to the web site.

New articles have been added: "The Ancient Eye", "Tiger's Eye and Zeolites - The Sharing Minerals.

January 6, 2015

Welcome to the re-designed web site of the North Idaho Mineral Club. We have done this new design with several aims in mind:

We hope that you enjoy the new web site.