2017 Guest Speakers


January Guest Speaker:  Show and Tell
February Guest Speaker:  Flint Knapping with John Gilner

March Guest Speaker:  Steve Smith, Dickinson County Mine Inspector

The job of being a mine inspector & update on the bat population

April Guest Speaker: Metal Detecting

Bring your metal detector and learn some new tips & tricks.
May Guest Speaker:  Joseph Tater, Rock Polishing for all ages.
June Guest Speaker: The World of Topaz by Michael and Ruth Riesch 

(Earthaven Museum)

July Guest Speaker:  Suzan Ballo - Alaskan Photo Presentation along with a fossils & petrified wood display.

August Guest Speaker:  Lois Ann Johnson, South Dakota Presentation, display and information on field trip.

September Guest Speaker: Rock Identification and Rock Swap and SA
October Guest Speaker: Eric Kleiman – Well drilling (story on how the Back Forty Project began) and ​Richard Lassin a geologist from Lansing will be assisting with the presentation.

"10 Year Anniversary Party"
No meeting in November
December Christmas Party:  December 6, 2017  6:30 P.M.
Bring a dish to pass, snacks, Christmas cookies, etc. Come have a good time!!


Club Info

Monthly Meetings

Are the 4th Wednesday of the month

unless otherwise stated.

6:30 P.M.

Lower Level of the

Florence Natural Resource & Interpretive Center

4793 Forestry Drive, HWY US 2

Florence, WI 54121



Thank You to all the Guest Speakers we had for 2016!
Your time and expertise was greatly appreciated.

2016 Guest Speakers

January Guest Speaker: Kelley LaughlinSpecimen - Preparation and Cleaning Presentation

February Guest Speaker: John Roberts - Geologic formations of the Pine and Poplar Rivers

March Guest Speaker:  Myron Berry- Geological formations of Iceland

April Guest Speaker: Tom Waggoner - Geology of the Cliffs Natural Resource area

May Guest Speaker: Bob Mahin - Eagle Mine information

June Guest Speaker: Michael Riesch - Earthaven Museum, Exploring for Herkimer Diamonds

July Guest Speaker: Joe Tater - Rock Polishing & Tumbling 

August Guest Speaker: Lois Ann Johnson - Presentation on her rock and mineral

collecting trips to the southern states

September Guest Speaker: Rock & Mineral Identification Night and Silent Rock Swap, 

Two IDer's Kelley & Cullen Laughlin will be attending.

October Guest Speaker: Dedication Ceremony for the John Tuchowski Family Start Time 6:00 PM

No meeting in November

December Christmas Party:  December 7, 2016  6:30 P.M.

Bring a dish to pass, snacks, Christmas cookies, etc. Come have a good time!!