Yooperlite Experience - find Yooperlites at night on Lake Superior! (July 2020)LIMITED DATES IN JULY. Experience the official Yooperlite tour, and an evening along Lake Superior that you won't forget!
Location:North of Newberry, MI
Cost:$150.00 per person
About this experience
A Superior expedition along the Upper Peninsula's shores of Lake Superior await you! Erik Rintamaki is offering a very limited number of guided tours during the month of July.
In addition to the tour, this year, each tour participant will receive a complimentary Convoy C8 Yooperlite Hunter Package (Over $100 value). Additional upgrades may be available at the tour, including holsters, headlamps, better batteries, etc.
Not only is there a very good chance you'll find a Yooperlite of your own, you'll also have memories to last a lifetime.Notes
Questions? Refer to our Tour FAQ: https://store.yooperlites.com/pages/tour-faq
Disclaimer: You must be physically capable & able to walk on uneven terrain. There is very limited cell phone service along Lake Superior.
WHAT TO BRING:
Backpack or bag
A white LED flashlight
Proper footwear (hiking or muck boots)
A light rain jacket
Proper gear for the time of year
Snack & Drink
WHEN TO MEET:
All tours depart from the Winter Haven Motel at 8:30 PM. (Please plan on arriving at least 10 minutes beforehand to distribute lights and obtain your tour details.) The 2+ hour guided tour starts at 8:30pm during July in order to take advantage of the darkness to find Yooperlites.
Winter Haven Motel (north of Newberry, MI)
23879 Co Rd 407,
Newberry, MI 49868)
(There may be up to a 10 mile drive from our meeting point at the Winter Haven Motel.)
Due to COVID-19 I need to ask anyone with a fever or Covid-like symptoms to cancel. Anyone who would like to wear a mask may do so, but is not required. I will refund or reschedule for COVID-19.
Erik Rintamaki is a life long rock hound from Brimley Michigan. In 2017 he was picking the shores of Lake Superior at night using longwave UV lights, and made the discovery of a lifetime. Every rock pickers dream is to find something new and Erik did just that. What Erik found was later tested and verified to be Syenites rich in fluorescent Sodalite, which he branded Yooperlites. With testing done by the Michigan Mineralogy Project, they concluded that this find was the first verified occurrence of fluorescent Sodalite in Michigan.
In May of 2018 Erik was credited with the discovery in The Mineral News. In July of 2018 Erik had a Yooperlite picking video go viral around the world, with tens of millions of views.
Yooperlites have now become a worldwide phenomenon with thousands of articles and news stories written about them. In 2018 Yooperlites were featured in articles by CBS, NBC, ABC, Forbes Magazine, The Detroit Free Press, and The Detroit News to name a few. In 2019 Erik and Yooperlites were featured in both the April and May issues of Rock & Gem magazine, and PBS did a documentary as well. Erik was also featured on the Travel Channel show Paranormal Caught on Camera. Erik now runs Yooperlites.com and travels the world sharing his passion for Yooperlites with young and old alike.