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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 to Saturday, July 21, 2018

Keweenaw Mineral Days

Hosted by the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum in collaboration with Keweenaw Gem and Gift, Inc. Event provides legal surface prepared mineral collecting on rock piles of former mines in the Keweenaw Peninsula.



TENTATIVE Schedule of Events

Free admission for registered participants to the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum Tuesday July 17 through Saturday July 21 and discount on select minerals from museum gift shop.

Tuesday July 17: 10 am to 3 pm Seneca Mine Prepared surface mineral collecting (separate registration required)  

Wednesday July 18: 10 am to 3 pm Wolverine #2 Mine Prepared surface mineral collecting (separate registration required) 

Thursday July 19: Museum and Keweenaw Gem and Gift Day for registered participants

Details to be posted late February

- 9 am to 5 pm A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum Gift Shop Sale (15 % discount on all gift shop merchandise for registed participants)

- 1 pm to 4 pm Surplus Inventory Sale at A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum (15 % discount for registered participants)

Friday July 20: 10 am to 3 pm Seneca Mine Prepared surface mineral collecting (separate registration required)

Saturday July 21: 10 am to 3 pm Central Mine Prepared surface mineral collecting (separate registration required)

Registration is not complete until receipt of liability waiver.

Registration fee and event fee is required (age 16 or older) unless noted otherwise. Children entering 6th grade may participate in collecting events accompanied by and supervised by the responsible adult. A parental consent form is required for children.  Travel to events and food are the responsibility of individual participants.

Normally No refund after June 30. All collecting activities have minimum participants and may be cancelled if minimums are not met by June 1. If we cancel you get 100 % refund. The collecting events are confirmed but should circumstances require a change we reserve the right to make a substitution of the collecting site or cancel the event with refund of your event registration fee. You will be notified of cancellations or changes and they will be posted here.


The A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum has the largest public display of minerals from the Great Lakes Region and is the official Mineral Museum of Michigan. The world's best collection of Michigan minerals and minerals from around the world are part of its collection and exhibits. The University of Michigan mineral collection is held by the museum under the Michigan Mineral Alliance. The world-record holding 17-ton native copper slab is on exhibit in the Copper Pavilion.