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Old 12-15-2006, 11:08 AM
 
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Hi everyone. I moved to Minnetonka not too long ago and I am trying to find a Gem and Mineral Club or a Rockhound club to join. I have had no luck looking online. I was wondering if anyone knows of any semi close to Minnetonka. Thanks for your help.

Lissa
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Old 12-15-2006, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Lakeville, MN - 4th nicest place in the nation to raise a family
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That is one rare request. I would inquire over at the UMN Geology department. Otherwise, wow - don't know.

Robert
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Blaine MN
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Hi everyone. I moved to Minnetonka not too long ago and I am trying to find a Gem and Mineral Club or a Rockhound club to join. I have had no luck looking online. I was wondering if anyone knows of any semi close to Minnetonka. Thanks for your help.

Lissa
I couldn't find any real close, but here are a few that aren't too far away. Also check out the Echanted Rock Garden in Richfield on Lyndale Ave. (612) 866-1140. I am sure they could tell you more...

Anoka - Anoka County Gem and Mineral Club 940 Cross Street (55303) Meetings: 1st Fri., 7:30 pm(Sep-Apr) Northtown Hall, Community Room

Edina - Richfield Mineral Club 5116 Benton Ave. (55436) Meetings: 3rd Tue., 7:30 pm (Sep-Jun.) United Methodist Church of Peace

Shoreview - Minnesota Mineral Club 5152 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55417 Meetings: 2nd Sat., 7:30 pm (Oct-May) Falcon Heights Community Center

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Old 05-08-2007, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Hi everyone. I moved to Minnetonka not too long ago and I am trying to find a Gem and Mineral Club or a Rockhound club to join. I have had no luck looking online. I was wondering if anyone knows of any semi close to Minnetonka. Thanks for your help.
There's an absolutely **WONDERFUL** Gem and Rock store in Richfield (he has tons of fossils in both raw and polished form, amethyst cathedrals, various rare and rather expensive (some 4-5 digits) mineral samples, etc.) and while there isn't a club per se affiliated with them that I know of, the owner flies all over the world to obtain samples and such and I'm sure he knows folks in town who might be good contacts.

The Enchanted Rock Garden
6445 Lyndale Ave. South
Richfield, MN, 55423
612-866-1140

We've purchased a lot of stuff form them over the years (I have several nice things from the "sale" sample tables in the back).
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Old 05-08-2007, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Maplewood
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Contact your local school district's community education department. I can think of the "official" name of the activity but that whole mineral hunting thing is becoming very popular and chances are the offer a class or club.
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