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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.


Prospecting class

Roger of the Prospectors Club, NDGPA, says they may be sponsoring a class in gold prospecting this spring or fall.  If any CDGMS members are interested check out their Facebook page:

2017 Pinecone Hunt

Good news, our annual petrified pine cone hunt is a go.  Karen Meyers says
​all system are go. She said they got some rain so they are not too dry and we’ll be able to drive all the way out to our normal parking area. Remember, 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 Sunday September 17th 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.
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Show & Tell

The May 7th program portion of our meeting will include Show & Tell.  Bring your whatsits, your leverites, your FLRs (funny-looking-rocks), or your fancy and fabulous pieces.  With so many brains on hand, we’re sure any questions will be answered!

Also, from 11am-1pm the First Annual Snail Crawl will be held for families of Pebble Pups (members under 18 years of age).  Contact Becky for more information.

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July 10 Harmon Lake

Come join us on July 10th, 1pm, up at Harmon Lake to learn about Cannonball Concretions.  Follow 1806 north of Mandan, about 11 miles.  Shelter 2.