Author Archives: NDrockclub

About NDrockclub

Central Dakota Gem & Mineral Society, based out of Bismarck, ND. Local rock club.

North Dakota paleontologists launch daily kids program amid virus outbreak

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Becky Barnes, a paleontologist and lab manager with the North Dakota Geological Survey, holds a sample of coprolite, or fossilized crocodile poop, as she talks during a live video conference with students and families about the state’s geology from her office at the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum on Thursday. Clint Boyd, senior paleontologist, far left, said beginning at 10 a.m., Monday through Friday the 45-minute broadcast gives parents a way to entertain and educate their children as schools across the state remain closed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. As Barnes presents topics related to prehistoric fossils and geology, Boyd answers questions by the audience through a chat window.

Rockin’ Rummage

David Wolfer is having a garage sale Saturday April 27 from 9-1 p.m.  at  Apple Creek, Drive, Bismarck.

He will be selling rock slabs, diamond band saw, gem cutting machine and other items related to gems and rocks.  Also some other stuff.

2018 Pinecone Hunt

Our pinecone hunt is Sunday, September 16th this year – remember, you must be a club member, or a member of an affiliated club (Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies member club) to be covered by our insurance. We will meet at the park on Hwy 6 going south out of Mandan. Be there before 9:00 AM as we leave at 9 sharp. The park is easy to find, it is just south of Mandan Municipal Golf Course on the west side (right hand side going south) of the road. If you go over the Heart River, you went one driveway too far. Hope to see you there.


pinecone map

Rapid City Gem & Mineral Show: Field Trips

The Western Dakota Gem & Mineral Society is gearing up for their 38th Annual Gem & Mineral show.  July 20th-22nd.  Details can be found here:

Field trips are being planned, and can be read about here:  Rapid City Field Trips

Trips include the Antelope Ridge, Black Hills National Forest & Hill City area, Railroad Butte / Farmingdale, and Conata.