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Crazy Sphinx Mine, Helena, Helena District (Spring Hill District), Lewis and Clark Co., Montana, USA Helena Mineral Society

Regular Meeting

Second Thursday
of every month

Mountain West Bank
2021 North Montana Avenue

Meeting begins at
7:00 p.m.

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Check the calendar for field trip information

The Helena Mineral Society presents the annual Mineral Show, April 12th and 13th, at the Helena Civic Center.


At the Helena Mineral Society there is a lot to do!

  • At the monthly meeting:
    • Find other people interested in gems and minerals
    • Valuable educational programs
    • Get expert help with gem and mineral identification
  • Wire wrapping classes
  • Field trips in our area
  • Mineral collecting done right


HMS sponsors many activities, including the annual mineral show.

Upcoming Events:

The next monthly meeting will be held Thursday, August 14, 2014

Upcoming Events:
August 2nd - A field trip to Hog’s Back to collect fossils
Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the east end of Capital Hill Mall. The trip is just 40 miles but due to gravel roads it will take approximately 2 hours to get to the collecting location. Plan on bringing a lunch.

September 6th - Miss Beverly sapphire claim annual dig
Boat rides supplied by HMS members volunteers. Meet at the Devil’s Elbow campground at 9:00 a.m.

Review the Newsletters for more information

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You can help out by opting out of receiving a printed newsletter. Instead view it online. Contact Fred LaForest so he can take you off the mailing list.

Minutes of meetings are available online on the newsletters page.

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Specializing in
Family Fun & Recreation ~ Education ~ Outdoors Activities ~ Minerals

James Bruce, President
PO Box 736
Helena, MT 59624