Butte Mineral and Gem Club

We are here to provide enjoyment and education of various earth sciences and rock hobby activities.

We are a non-profit organization devoted to the study of minerals, fossils, lapidary and related arts.



If you like minerals, gems, jewelry, or fossils come join us.

Meetings are held on the Third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM

Unless stated otherwise the location will be:

Perkins Restaurant
2900 Harrison Avenue
Butte, Montana


Monthly – Meetings featuring hobby related programs

Summer – field trips to collect minerals, fossils and gemstones. There are trips to localities like Crystal Park, Bernicem Calvert Hill and other local areas.

Lapidary shop – The club has a large lapidary shop with equipment for faceting, cabochon making, jewelry making and large saws to cut your lapidary material.
Address: Executive Village
501 East Front Street, Suite 529
Butte, Montana 59701

Classes in lapidary arts, jewelry making, flint mapping and mineralogy.


Annual membership of the Butte Mineral and Gem Club is as follows:

Individuals $15/year
Family $20/year

Membership includes membership in the Montana Council of Rock and Mineral Clubs and the Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies.

In order to become a member please present your application and annual dues in a mail or at a meeting. Please include the following in your membership application: Name(s), Address, City, State, Zip, email, and Phone(s).

A check may be made out and mailed to:
Butte Mineral and Gem Club (Treasurer)
P.O. Box 4492
Butte, MT 59702-4492

Annual Events

Spring and fall crafts bazaar, and annual picnic, a live auction (November) and a Christmas dinner for the December Meeting.

Officers and Contact

President Pete Knudsen

Vice President – Mike Garverich

Secretary – Pam Neeley

Treasurer – Cliff Gade

Field Trips – Dan Sattertwait

Shop Contact – Merilee Gessele

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 4492
Butte, MT 59702-4492

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