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Keweenaw Mineral Days

Description of Events

Safety is always first for all events!

All collecting requires safe practices and use of common sense.
No children on rock piles unless registered.

Keweenaw Mineral Days benefits the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

KEWEENAW PENINSULA MINERAL COLLECTING

--We strive to provide an affordable and quality experience for participants. You only pay for events you attend.

--Each participant will receive a Keweenaw Mineral Days badge from the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum.

--We strongly encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment if the event you really want to attend fills to maximum capacity before you register.

-- Please keep a copy of your registration form for your information as this is your itinerary. Pick up registration package at the museum. Your registration package will contain name badge, maps for the museum collecting events, and receipt.

--All week registered retreat participants will get

...Free admission to A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum from
Monday August 3 to Saturday August 9
...Automatic entry into an event only Prize Drawing
...15 % Discount at joint A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum and Keweenaw Gem and Gift Surplus Mineral Sale
...15 % Discount on General Merchandise at Museum gift shop all day Tuesday
...Presentations at the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum
... Keweenaw Mineral Days Picnic and open house at Keweenaw Gem and Gift
...15 % Discount on General Merchandise at Keweenaw Gem and Gift all day Friday

Prepared Surface Collecting Events

The retreat organizers have obtained legal permission to access and prepare old mine rock piles for surface collecting. You may be on the site legally ONLY during the times of the event. We contract heavy equipment (excavator) to move rock to expose new materials for collecting. The newly moved rock will be coated with fine particles, “muck”, which will make finding minerals more challenging. Your eyes are the essential tool for mineral collecting. For finding minerals such as datolite or greenstone, your eyes are the only tool! For finding native copper and native silver a metal detector can be quite valuable and many would consider it essential to finding copper. But you can find native copper without a metal detector too! Metal detectors can interfere with each other, so there can be problems when too many people have similar metal detectors too close together in a collecting area. We try to prepare sufficient area to accommodate everyone allowed on the site. We also limit the number of participants per site. We want your collecting experience to be fun and rewarding, but there is no guarantee of finding a treasure.

You must provide your own transportation to the collecting sites, and you must provide the skill and luck of collecting.

Extended Surface Collecting Events at Cliff and Central

We are extending the time for collecting at to 6 hours at Cliff and 5 hours at Central. We will prepare more area than we would for a shorter collecting event to provide plenty of collecting for the extended event. We will only prepare the site once prior to the beginning time.

Collect at Two Different Sites at Reduced Cost

We are offering a discounted cost for collecting at two different sites on the same day.

General Merchandise Sales at the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum and Keweenaw Gem and Gift

Both the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum and Keweenaw Gem and Gift retail shops will give a 15 % discount on general merchandise on Tuesday and Friday, respectively. This is an exclusive event for Keweenaw Mineral Days registrants and will be one day only.

Surplus Inventory Sale

The A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum and Keweenaw Gem and Gift will offer a 15 % discount on surplus inventory combined at one location. The sale will be held outside at the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum on Tuesday from 1 pm to 5 pm. This is an exclusive event for Keweenaw Mineral Days registrants.

Keweenaw Mineral Days Picnic and Keweenaw Gem and Gift Open House

The Keweenaw Mineral Days picnic and Keweenaw Gem and Gift open house will be held at Keweenaw Gem and Gift on Saturday evening. To help us plan for food we are asking registrants to indicate the intent to attend the picnic. This is an exclusive event for Keweenaw Mineral Days registrants.

Keweenaw Mineral Days Prize Drawing

The Keweenaw Mineral Days registrants will automatically entered into an exclusive prize drawing with prizes provided by Keweenaw Gem and Gift and the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum. You need not be present to win. The actual drawing will be held on Saturday evening at the picnic and open house at Keweenaw Gem and Gifts new location near Wal-Mart.

A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum members get discount on registration fee

Those people who are members of the museum can take a discount on their registration fee.

 

 

 

 

Updated March 24, 2015

 


A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum
Michigan Technological University
1404 E. Sharon Avenue
Houghton, Michigan 49931-1295
E-mail: tjb@mtu.edu
Telephone: (906)487-2572
FAX: (906)487-3027

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