Who doesn't love a good rock show? Gemstones, fossils, minerals, jewelry and fantastic people can be found at these gem and mineral shows across Montana and Idaho.

As I've said before, my early years were spent as a rock hound. Man, did I love my rock and gem collection. On family road trips I'd make my parents stop at every 'rock shop' along the way. But gem and mineral shows? THOSE were a huge treat.

The Butte Mineral and Gem Club just released the current list of gem and mineral shows across Montana and northeast Idaho for the rest of 2023. This club has been around since 1922! If you're interested in joining this group of rock lovers, membership is only $15 per year. (Membership includes membership in the Montana Council of Rock and Mineral Clubs (MCRMC) and the Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies (NFMS).)


If you're aware of additional gem and mineral shows that we should add to this list, please let us know and we'll get them added. The more the merrier!

1) March 11-12, 2023 Northwest Montana Rock Chucks
Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell, MT
2) March 18-19, 2023 Hellgate Mineral Society
Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula, MT
Bannock County Fairgrounds, Pocatello, ID
Corner of Memorial Drive and B Street, Idaho Falls, ID
5) April 22-23, 2023 Helena Mineral Society
Helena Civic Center, Helena, MT
6) May 13-14, 2023 Bozeman Gem and Mineral Club
Gallatin County Fairgrounds, Bozeman, MT
Hamilton Fairgrounds, Hamilton, MT
8 ) June 24-25, 2023 Butte Mineral and Gem Club
????? due to Yellowstone 1923 filming in Butte, MT
9) August 3-6, 2023 Billings Gem & Mineral Club
Billings Hotel & Convention Center, Billings, MT
Another group that might be of interest to Montana rock hounds is the Central Montana Prospectors Coalition. They are an environmentally friendly, recreational prospecting coalition that includes all ages. Rock hounding should be a family affair!


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