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 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
Tuesday August 5 to Sunday August 10
...Silent Benefit Auction for A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum
...15 % Discount at joint museum and KGG Surplus Mineral Sale
... Picnic on Thursday Evening
...Mineral/Geology Presentations on Thursday Evening
...15 % Discount on General Merchandise at Museum gift shop all day Tuesday and Tuesday Evening
...15 % Discount on General Merchandise at KGG gift shop all day Thursday and Thursday Evening
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.