The Bitterroot Gem and Mineral Society is a non-profit organization who serves the Ravalli County. Our purpose is to promote interest and education in various Earth sciences, including geology, mineralogy, paleontology, and the lapidary and faceting arts. We also support promoting and ensuring the right of amateur hobby collecting, recreational rock hunting, and the use of public and private lands for educational and recreational purposes related to the earth sciences. We enjoy hunting for specimens with friends who share our interests and have fun doing so. We invite anyone interested to check us out.
We are affiliated with the Montana Council of Rock and Mineral Clubs, the Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies (NFMS) http://www.amfed.org/nfms and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS) http://www.amfed.org.
OUR NEW MEETINGS ARE HELD AT 121 S. TUDOR ST. VICTOR, MT
We hold General Meetings once a month on the second Thursday of each month starting at 6:30 p.m. During the winter months between October and February, we hold our meetings on the second Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Guests and visitors are welcome at any meeting or function.
*WE OFFER A $750 SCHOLARSHIP TO A RAVALLI HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR GRADUATING IN THE FIELD OF EARTH SCIENCE. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 1st EACH YEAR!
CONTACT MARYJO AT 406-821-1743 FOR REQUIREMENT INFORMATION AND APPLICATIONS.