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  • Our 46th Annual Gem Show is July 18th 10 am to 6 pm and July 19th 9 am to 5 pm. 
  • Our theme this year is:
    The wonderful world of crystals.

  • Many vendors will be on hand selling rocks, gems, beads, minerals, metals, fossils,
    Kids items, Jewelry, specimens, crystals. Auctions galore, and a raffle for multiple items including several metal detectors.
    A special presentation will be given by Mr. Phil Oliver on:
    What the (bleep) is a Polarizing Petrographic Microscope?

    It looks homemade
    It looks ugly
    It looks like it probably doesn't work
    If it works, what does it do
    Do I need one
    Does it work with crystals
    If it works with thin sections will I lose 5 lbs in the first week

    Find out all the answers at the 46th Annual Lakeland Gem and Mineral Show 
  • Time: 1pm Length: Approx. 1 hour Date: Saturday, July 19.
    Cost $5 Limited to 18 participants. Mail advance payment to: Lakeland Gem Club c/o R. Zimmer 9280 Timberline Dr Minocqua, WI 54548

  • speakers this year are as follows:
  • Friday, July 18 11am Don Kelman "An Eye for an Eye"
    Friday, July 18 1pm Jay Zambito Geologist from WI Geological & National History Survey presenting on Frac Sand in Wisconsin

  • For show info contact Dale Hartmann, 715 477 2519, or hit the contact us tab at our site here.

Have a rock you need to find out what it is? bring it along with you to the show.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

To the family of Mr. Walter J Maass!!! For their generous donation of an amazing grouping of rough, slabs and equipment.

The club now has a 10” saw, a lap unit and a metal detector, plus over 35 buckets of great rock! We will be using the newly acquired equipment in teaching our younger and newer members how to use the equipment to cut and slab rock, and polish the pieces.

Hopefully the Maass family will be able to attend our show so that we can thank them properly.

Thanks from all of us in the Lakeland Gem Club!

Walter J. Maass, formally from Eagle River, and now resides in Shawano Wi.
He used to go copper hunting in Michigan with Bill Reardon once in a while.
Most of his rock hunting was done on vacations in Colorado, New Mexico, Montana and around Lake Superior.
Some he bought and had shipped to his house ( which drove the UPS man nuts because of the weight ) and he always enjoyed talking rock.


 Lakeland Gem Club 

 was founded in 1964 and incorporated in 1970,

to promote general interest in and education

of Earth Sciences, Geology, and Mineralogy. 

To educate in the Art of Lapidary,

to aid in Gem material and mineral indentification

and for instruction in Geological Hobbies.


If you are interested in

geology, earth sciences, mineralogy and lapidary,

the Lakeland Gem Club is an educational, fun way

of sharing your hobby with a variety of people who

share your interest.  


The Lakeland Gem Club meets the 4th Tuesday of the month

at 6:30 p.m. at the

United Methodist Church of the Pines, Chicago & Chippewa Avenue,

 Minocqua, Wisconsin


Visitors are always welcome !!


Club Activities

  • Monthly meetings to stimulate interest in collecting gems, minerals and rocks.
  • Field Trips and educational events that enhance collecting skills and knowledge with respect for our natural resources.
  • E-Newsletters providing useful information about gems, minerals and club related topics.
  • Annual gem and mineral show. 



General Membership:  $5.00 individual;

$10.00 per family, per year

which includes the club e- newsletter,

club picnic and annual banquet.

Membership information:



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Mail application with your  check to:

Lakeland Gem Club

P. O. Box 125

Eagle River, WI 54521

For More information contact:

Pattie Hartmann, Public Relations

715 477 2519




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