27th Annual Mid Michigan Rock Club Show

November 6th and 7th, 2021
​FREE Admission
$1.00 Grab Bags of Assorted Rocks, Fossils, Agates, and Beach Rocks
NOTE: No food concessions are available at the show.
At this time, masks WILL be required during the show. However, MMRC and the CNC will be following the CDC, State, Local, or CNC Guidelines in effect the weekend of the rock show.
Saturday (11/6/2020) 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday (11/7/2020) 10 am – 5 pm
Chippawa Nature Center
400 S Badour Rd, Midland, MI 48640
Chippewa Nature Center will host the Mid-Michigan Rock Club’s (MMRC) 27th annual Rock Show Sat, Nov 6 and Sat, Nov 7 from 10 am to 5 pm each day at 400 S Badour Rd in Midland. Admission is free. The show will include table top presentations, educational displays and activities for all ages related to identification and collection of rocks and fossils. There will be $1 kids’ grab bags with items such as agates, fossils and beach rocks. The club will have some exceptional pieces for sale, including a large Nephrite Jade. Dealers will have rocks, minerals, fossils, gemstones and jewelry for sale.
Presentations and Schedule

There will be three presentations free and open to the public during the afternoon both days of the  show.


12:30 PM – Fluorescent Minerals with Jim Geiger

1:30 PM    – Beach Rocks with Randy Kursinsky

2:30 PM   – Rock Collecting Basics with Deb Young


12:30 PM  – Rock Collecting Basics with Deb Young

1:30 PM    – Beach Rocks with Randy Kursinsky

2:30 PM    – Fluorescent Minerals with Jim Geiger

Presentation Descriptions

Fluorescent Minerals with Jim Geiger – Jim will help you understand what fluorescent minerals are and why they glow in the dark. Jim will also have examples of ultraviolet (UV) lights for finding fluorescence in rocks and minerals.

Beach Rocks with Randy Kursinsky – Randy will help you identify common beach rocks in Michigan, including fossils and manmade materials. It will be oriented toward beginner and intermediate collectors. A display of these rocks will be included in the presentation.

Rock Collecting Basics – Deb Young – Deb will answer your questions about beginning rock collecting, including some areas in the state to look for specific types of rocks. She will provide some examples of basic rock collecting equipment. 

MMRC Show Chair:
Contact Deb Young at (989) 245-0343 or send an email to mmrcrockclub@yahoo.com for more information.