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.
We hold General Meetings once a month on the second Tuesday of each month starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Social Hall of the Corvallis Community Church, 310 2nd Street, Corvallis, MT. During the winter months between November 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 ANY HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE STUDENT WORKING IN THE FIELD OF GEOLOGY OR SIMILAR FIELD. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS PRIOR TO THE END OF JANUARY EACH YEAR!