Wisconsin Geological Society

Red granite became the state rock in
              1971. Granite is an igneous rock made up of a variety of
              minerals -- typically quartz, feldspar, mica, and
              hornblende. Granite is commonly used as a building and
              decorative stone.









Shows 2017 Gem, Mineral, and fossil show

Please join us for the 60th annual Wisconsin Geological Society Gem, Mineral, and Fossil show.

Saturday May 20th - Sunday May 21st
(The weekend after Motherís Day)
10am - 5pm both days
Fossils, Minerals, Lapidary, Jewelry
Childrenís Activities!
Exhibits!, Dealer and Club Sales!
Admission is $3.00, or 2 for $5.00
FREE PARKING

Click here for a printable version of our 2017 show flyer




Wisconsin State Mineral
Adopted: March 9, 1971 The Kenosha Gem and Mineral Society, to promote geological awareness, introduced the proposal for Wisconsin to adopt a mineral. Galena was chosen because of its immense role in Wisconsin's history and economy. After all Galena (lead) was what first attracted European settlers to Wisconsin.