If you want to learn about all of the amazing rocks, gems, minerals, and other treasures found in Montana, you need to check out the Bozeman Gem and Mineral Club Rock Show at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds.

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Photo by Dani Costelo on Unsplash

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The Bozeman Gem and Mineral Club Rock Show is a great place to learn about rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, and more! Learn about all of the amazing things that you can find in Montana from Montana's oldest rock club.

Bozeman Gem and Mineral Club
Bozeman Gem and Mineral Club

If you like finding agates, crystals, petrified wood, and sapphires, you'll feel right at home at the Bozeman Gem and Mineral Club Rock Show.

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Photo by Jacqueline Martinez on Unsplash


  • WHAT: Bozeman Gem and Mineral Club Rock Show
  • WHEN: Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15
  • WHERE: Gallatin County Fairgrounds
  • ADMISSION: $3 for both days. Children 12 and under are free with adult admission


  • SILENT AUCTIONS - There will be silent auctions with great items to bid on
  • LEARN ABOUT FIELD TRIPS - You can find information about upcoming field trips hosted by the Bozeman Gem and Mineral Club
  • VENDORS - Many items will be available for sale at vendor booths at the show.
  • FUN STUFF FOR KIDS - Kids can learn about all of the cool rocks in Montana, too! There will be garnet sorting stations and free polished rocks for kids.
  • KNOWLEDGEABLE EXPERTS - Want to learn more about all of the rare gems and minerals in Montana? Many experts will be on hand to answer any questions that you have.

To learn more about the Bozeman Gem and Mineral Club, click here.

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Museum of the Rockies is an independent 501 Non-Profit here in Bozeman. With that being said, they hold some of the most exquisite benefits throughout the year. This gives the museum the opportunity to continue to be a highlight for the city of Bozeman. Another way to continue the success of the Museum of the Rockies is to become a member.

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