Welcome to North Idaho Mineral Club
Welcome to the North Idaho Mineral Club web site. We support rockhounds in Coeur d'Alene, Sandpoint, Post Falls, Rathdrum, Priest Lake, Hayden and all regions of the North Idaho Panhandle with field trips, workshops and our annual Gem, Mineral, Rock and Jewelry Show.
The general objectives of our club are to promote interest and education in the various earth sciences; especially geology, mineralogy, paleontology, lapidary and many related subjects. Most of all we have a good time doing this with friends who share interests and contribute to the benefit of all.
North Idaho Mineral Club Gem Show YouTube Video
June 12, 2015
We have converted the pictures from our gem show into a video slideshow and have posted them on YouTube. Here is the slideshow.
North Idaho Mineral Club Gem Show Pictures
June 8, 2015
We have posted pictures from our gem show. The link to the show pictures is on the Photo Gallery web page.
North Idaho Mineral Club Gem Show
May 26, 2015
We are preparing for our annual Gem, Mineral, Rock and Jewelry Show for 2015. It will take place on June 6th and 7th, 2015 at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. The grand prize this year is a large Brazilian agate slab.
For more information about the show, go to our Mineral Show web page.
Rock Roller Gem Show
March 27, 2015
The Rock Roller's Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show is going on today, Saturday and Sunday. We have taken pictures (mostly of the displays) and you can see them here.
We have also created a video of the pictures and put it up on YouTube.
Slideshows on YouTube
February 20, 2015
We have converted the pictures from our recent gem and mineral shows into video slideshows and have posted them on YouTube. To view them, go to YouTube and search for "North Idaho Mineral Club".
A 'Hidden' Gem
February 15, 2015
While we were preparing for the March Northwest Gold Prospectors Association Gold Show where we will have a booth, we found the following stone sitting in a cheap gold-filled pendant:
We took the stone out of the pendant, as it is a 6-ray Idaho star garnet, 20mm round, weighing in at 36.5 carats and it is worth more than all the rest of the jewelry we will be selling put together.
Mineral Club at Gold Show
February 6, 2015
The mineral club has paid for a booth at the Northwest Gold Prospectors Association Gold Show in March. We are looking for club member volunteers to help set up and man the booth at the show. Setup is on March 20 and the show is on March 21 and 22.
We are attending the show because they were looking for vendors who sell jewelry and we have much jewelry from a member's collection that we can otherwise not dispose of. This should be a fun time, so all members are invited to volunteer. Contact if you are interested.
January 21, 2015
January 12, 2015
The topic for this Thursday's meeting is "Locate Your Favorite Rock, and One You are Not Sure Of, and Bring Both To The Meeting". The newsletter for January has been added to the web site.
January 6, 2015
Welcome to the re-designed web site of the North Idaho Mineral Club. We have done this new design with several aims in mind:
- The old web site was not as responsive as we would have liked. We have changed the site so there are fewer requests for information to the web server, so it should be much faster.
- We have had problems with getting photos to display correctly on the old web site. We have fixed that with this new incarnation.
- The old web site was somewhat vulnerable to web attacks. We have greatly reduced that vulnerability.
We hope that you enjoy the new web site.