Our purpose is to promote interest and education in earth sciences namely geology, mineralogy, pale-ontology, the lapidary arts and related subjects. 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.
Please check out our new website at bitterrootgemandmineral.org. I believe this website is easier to traverse and I would like to hear from any member that has ideas to put on the site. Thank you!
Our field trips are around the corner so please be safe and take plenty of water on your rock hunting expeditions. Please watch the car behind and in front of you so everyone stays together while traveling and no one gets left behind. The Crystal Park trip will be lead by Darrell Coyle either in June or July depending on the snow levels and the Yellowstone trip will be later in the summer with Jason. The list for the scheduled field trips will be emailed out soon.
We are holding a Spring potluck on Saturday, April 14th at the Church this year to keep us out of the elements. We'll gather at noon and lunch will be at 1:00 p.m. I hope everyone can come and enjoy getting acquainted with all of our new members. We will be auctioning off our Mineralogy book and any other rocks or items that members may want to bring.
Respectfully submitted, Faith Farley BGMS President
Meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted by Dar Williams, Secretary