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Come on inside

and see all the exciting things

this Club is involved in. . .

Thanks to all the club members who volunteered their time, energy and donations to help make the show a success.Thanks also to all those non members who helped and pitched in at the show.

We had 28 members show up for our "social meeting", in which a five minute meeting was completed then we were treated to a very nice turkey dinner buffet from the great Ruelands Catering of Minocqua.

Our annual Lakeland Gem Club Show is set for July 17/18 so mark your calendars for the great north woods show.

The club is now in the planning stage of setting up some field trips with the renowned iron material rock hound/expert Mr. kelly Laughlin of Norway Michigan.

We will try and get two different dates for field trips in iron country to accommodate all members and all others who are interested in these field trips. We will post the dates, times, and locations that we will be hunting at so check back later on for details.

The next field trip is scheduled for Oct 19th, hitting some Iron mine dumps.

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 58 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:



City, State,Zip___________________



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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