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Monday, July 16, 2018 to Saturday, July 21, 2018

Hosted by the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum in collaboration with Keweenaw Gem and Gift, Inc. Event provides legal surface prepared mineral collecting on rock piles of former mines in the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Onsite Registration Only

Registration packets can be picked up at the museum beginning Monday July 16.


Free admission for registered participants to the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum Monday July 16 through Saturday July 21 and discount on select minerals from museum gift shop.

Tuesday July 17: 10 am to 3 pm Seneca Mine Prepared surface mineral collecting (separate registration required)  

Wednesday July 18: 10 am to 3 pm Wolverine #2 Mine Prepared surface mineral collecting (separate registration required) 

Thursday July 19: Museum and Keweenaw Gem and Gift Day for registered participants

- 9 am to 5 pm A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum Gift Shop Sale (15 % discount on all gift shop merchandise for registed participants)

- 10 am to 6 pm Keweenaw Gem and Gift Open House and Sale (morning drinks and light snacks; discount on select merchandise for registered participants)

- 1 pm to 4 pm Surplus Inventory Sale at A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum and Keweenaw Gem and Gift (15 % discount for registered participants)

Friday July 20: 10 am to 3 pm Seneca Mine Prepared surface mineral collecting (separate registration required)

Saturday July 21: 10 am to 3 pm Central Mine Prepared surface mineral collecting (separate registration required)



Keweenaw Mineral Days 2018

Hosted by the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum

Michigan Technological University

Please read AND acknowledge online or through paper copy your agreement to the terms of the liability release only required for the collecting events. Your event registration is not complete until this Liability Release is received. Liability Release is Required for EACH individual registering for one or more collecting events.

The Keweenaw Mineral Days 2018 can be considered a physical activity that could be hazardous. As a participant, I agree to conduct myself in a responsible manner, to act safely and to follow any rules, procedures or instructions.

I affirm that I am in good health, have the physical ability and capacity to participate in, and have the skills and the knowledge to safely use all equipment for this activity. I also understand that protective gear must be worn to participate in this activity to help limit the possibility of injury but acknowledge that even with such equipment injury is still possible. I agree that I am free to not participate in the activity if I am not willing to assume all such risks.

I hereby release and agree to hold harmless and indemnify Michigan Technological University, its Board of Control, officers, organizers/coordinators, it employees, and designates, against any and all claims and causes of action arising out of my participation in the Keweenaw Mineral Days 2018 or any personal and/or bodily injury, including death, incurred while participating in the Keweenaw Mineral Days 2018. I agree to assume all risks of injury or death.

Parental Consent for Liability Release downloadable at Museum Shop.

Registration fee and event fee is required (age 15 or older) unless noted otherwise. Children 11 to 14 years old may participate in collecting events accompanied by and supervised by the responsible adult. A parental consent for liability form is required for children.  Travel to events and food are the responsibility of individual participants.

Normally No refund after June 30. All collecting activities have minimum participants and may be cancelled if minimums are not met by June 1. If we cancel you get 100 % refund. The collecting events are confirmed but should circumstances require a change we reserve the right to make a substitution of the collecting site or cancel the event with refund of your event registration fee. You will be notified of cancellations or changes and they will be posted here.


The A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum has the largest public display of minerals from the Great Lakes Region and is the official Mineral Museum of Michigan. The world's best collection of Michigan minerals and minerals from around the world are part of its collection and exhibits. The University of Michigan mineral collection is held by the museum under the Michigan Mineral Alliance. The world-record holding 17-ton native copper slab is on exhibit in the Copper Pavilion.