Monroe, Wisconsin
The Badger Lapidary & Geological Society

.: Welcome to our site

This club was created to stimulate the interest of its members and the general public in the study of Mineralogy, Geology, Paleontology, and Archaeology


Click for info about our 47th Annual Rock, Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show!




.: Club Meetings

Meetings held at 10:15 AM on second Saturday of each month (except July & August), unless otherwise noted.

***Three meeting locations for 2017 - time to mix it up!***

1.) Community Room, First National Bank & Trust - 1625 10th Street, Monroe, WI

​2.) Monroe Public Library - 925 16th Ave, Monroe, WI

3.) Mystic Moraine Minerals - 13 N Academy St, Janesville, WI

Next Meetings

Saturday March 25th & Sunday March 26th: 47th Annual, Rock, Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show!

Saturday, April 8th, 2017. Meeting: Mystic Moraine Minerals. Report on annual show. Activity: Making gem trees (Dan Trocke).

Saturday May 13th. Meeting: First National Bank. Cleaning Minerals (Marv Hanner).

Hope to see you there!

Prior Meetings

Saturday, March 11th, 2017. Fishpond bagging at the Trocke's farm. Potluck lunch.

Saturday, February 11th, 2017. Meeting: First National Bank in Monroe. DVD presentation for those not in MSHA training 2/11 & 2/12.

.: Our Annual Show

Badger Lapidary & Geological Society, 47th Annual, Rock, Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show 

Dates: Saturday March 25th & Sunday March 26th, 2017

Hours: 9am-5pm Sat & 9am-4pm Sun

***New show location for 2017 and beyond***

Location: Rock County Fairgrounds, Craig Center Building * 1301 Craig Ave, Janesville, WI 53545 Download Map

Description: Ten dealers, excellent speakers, many beautiful club displays, fluorescent mineral tent, lapidary demonstrations, club sales table, hourly door prizes, educational films.

Activities for kids: Fishpond, spinner game, scavenger hunt, rock crafts, and roaming rock wizard.

Food: Full Menu.

Free admission: Free-will donation and free parking.

Show Contact: Debbie Wehinger, 708 W 2nd Avenue, Brodhead, WI 53520; 608-897-2608;


***Download the 2017 Show Quarter Page Flyer and the 2017 Show Full Page Flyer for your viewing - or to share!***