Keweenaw Mineral Days event provides legal surface prepared mineral collecting on rock piles of former native copper mines in the Keweenaw Peninsula. Hosted by the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum in collaboration with Keweenaw Gem and Gift, Inc.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Monday July 15 through Saturday July 20 Free admission for registered participants to the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum and 15% discount on select minerals purchased from the gift shop.
Tuesday July 16: 10 am to 3 pm Seneca Mine Prepared surface mineral collecting (separate registration required)
Wednesday July 17: 10 am to 3 pm Wolverine #2 Mine Prepared surface mineral collecting (separate registration required)
Thursday July 18: Museum and Keweenaw Gem and Gift Events for registered participants
- 9 am to 5 pm A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum Gift Shop Sale (15% discount on gift shop merchandise for registed participants)
- 10 am to 6 pm Keweenaw Gem and Gift Open House and Sale (morning drinks and light snacks; 15% discount on merchandise for registered participants)
- 1 pm to 4 pm Surplus Inventory Sale at A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum (15% discount for registered participants)
Friday July 19: 10 am to 3 pm Seneca Mine Prepared surface mineral collecting (separate registration required)
Saturday July 20: 10 am to 3 pm Central Mine Prepared surface mineral collecting (separate registration required)
All registrants for Keweenaw Mineral Days must read and agree to the Liability Release and additional information on registration. KMD Liability Waiver and Description
Parents or guardians must complete a Parental Consent for Liability Release for all participants under the age of 18. Liability Release for Minors
We have compiled a list of to help make your Keweenaw Mineral Days an enjoyable experience (KMD Participant Recommendations) and some thoughts about mineral collecting in the Copper Country (Keweenaw Peninsula). Keweenaw Mineral Collecting
Please don't wait too long before making your reservations for lodging. If you book early, you can avoid disappointment of long drives. Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau provides an excellent web site to begin your search for Keweenaw Minerals Days Lodging.
Your contact person for Keweenaw Mineral Days is Patty Cobin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
KEWEENAW MINERAL DAYS BENEFITS THE A. E. SEAMAN MINERAL MUSEUM
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.