Who we are!

We are a not for profit community of people involved in educating and sharing in many areas such as geology, rockhounding, mineral collection, lapidary and jewelry arts through a variety of club and community activities.

 

What we do!

Our monthly club meetings include guest speakers, demonstrations, silent auction along with

rock and mineral identification. We sponsor classes in lapidary, jewelry making and a
variety of field trips for gem, mineral, and fossil collecting.

Our annual rock and mineral show, held at the Canby Fairgrounds in October, offers a wide variety of learning opportunities including the preparation of the rock and mineral materials that will be for sale, and displays of our members’ skills. 

 

You are invited!

We welcome you to an exciting hobby for all ages! Attend a meeting, a field trip, our rock show, classes and more. Each monthly club meeting includes a presentation or demonstration, silent auction and all visitors receive a free collector’s specimen. 



We meet in the basement of :
Zion Lutheran Church
720 Jefferson Street
                          (entrance on 8th street)
                           Oregon City, OR 97045  
                             Click - Google Maps
           Our meeting starts at 7pm and 
we start gathering around 6:30pm with refreshments.


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Upcoming Events
Visitors are welcome!



December 17, 2019, Tuesday  
6:30 pm - Note the early start
    Holiday Party - Potluck - Gift Exchange

Image by Clipart Library

        Board members will provide turkey, ham and the fixings!

        Club members are asked to bring a side dish or salad and a dessert. You will also             need to bring your own table service.

        Each member should bring a wrapped gift for the gift exchange. If the gift is                    specifically for a man, woman or child, please note that on the gift.

        Also bring canned goods for the church’s annual food drive.

       6:30 pm - Note the early start!!!

       Junior Rockhound Activities: 6:30pm

Juniors note earlier start time
Short meeting
Join the Christmas Party/Potluck/Gift Exchange


December 31, 2019, Tuesday

Reminder!!!

CMGC dues for 2020 are due. 


Bring them to the December meeting
or
Mail them to CMGC, PO Box 903, Oregon City, OR 97045.

If not received by deadline, you will not be included in the membership directory to be printed the first part of January. This directory is supplied to the Rice Museum to verify your membership for free admission. 

We accept cash, checks, debit and most credit cards. 





January 21, 2020 - Tuesday 7pm
Theme rock: Rock with a face!
Photo by Joshua LeCram Ritter

It can be a rock that is shaped like a head, a painting of a face on a slab, a natural face pattern. Can be a face of a person or an animal. Can be a cameo broch, etc. We expect to see some creative rocks at this program.

Junior Rockhound Activities 7-8pm

Silent Auction*
Refreshments





February 18, 2020 - Tuesday 7pm
Metal Detecting by Mary Sparks

A metal detecting event. Mary Sparks who is an expert detectorist will give us a talk on how to detect hidden underground minerals and should have some good stories and exhibits for us.

Junior Rockhound Activities 7-8pm

Silent Auction*
Refreshments



February 22, 2020 - Saturday
Field Trip
Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals
Members Only Field Trip
Learn how you can become a member and attend this field trip!
Email us at rockhound@clackamettegem.org




March 17, 2020 - Tuesday 7pm
Dr. Orr: Topic to be determined

Junior Rockhound Activities 7-8pm
Silent Auction*
Refreshments




April 21, 2020 - Tuesday 7pm
(To be announced)

Junior Rockhound Activities 7-8pm

Silent Auction*
Refreshments

May 8-12, 2020 Friday - Tuesday
Field Trip
Yachats Beach Combing 
Members Only Field Trip
Learn how you can become a member and attend this field trip!
Email us at rockhound@clackamettegem.org



May 19, 2020 - Tuesday 7pm

(To be announced)

Junior Rockhound Activities 7-8pm

Silent Auction*
Refreshments


June 12-14, 2020 Friday - Sunday
Field Trip
McDonald’s Rock Ranch, Ashwood, Oregon
This is a fee dig site that offers thunder eggs, petrified wood and plume agate.
Members Only Field Trip
Learn how you can become a member and attend this field trip!
Email us at rockhound@clackamettegem.org




June 16, 2020 - Tuesday 7pm
(To be announced)

Junior Rockhound Activities 7-8pm

Silent Auction*
Refreshments



July 9-13, 2020 Thursday - Monday
Members Only Field Trip
Succor Creek, Oregon
Collecting thundereggs and various other material.
Learn how you can become a member and attend this field trip!
Email us at rockhound@clackamettegem.org





July 21, 2020 - Tuesday 7pm
Summer Picnic

Rock auction and Potluck
Indoors and Air-conditioned


Junior Rockhound Activities 7-8pm

Silent Auction*
Refreshments




August 15, 2020 Saturday
Field Trip
Members Only Field Trip
Ape Caves, Gifford Pinchot NF, WA. 
This is a long day trip that takes us into one of the longest lava tubes in the US.
Learn how you can become a member and attend this field trip!
Email us at rockhound@clackamettegem.org




August 2020

Don't miss visiting the Clackamette Mineral and Gem Club booth at
Summer Fest 2020 at the Rice Museum 
in Hillsboro August 2020.
CMGC members get in free with their name badge and/or a current
CMGC Membership Card.
$6.00 for ages 5 and up
The Rice Museum is also affiliated with the Smithsonian.
For more information Click here!



August, 18 2020 - 7pm
        Rock Bingo
We will start at 7pm with the meeting part, then get down to the fun part.
Everyone (adults and juniors) will get a FREE Bingo card. When you get a regular Bingo (shout Bingo). Come up front, get your win verified by one of our highly trained Bingo 
assistants, and choose your prize from our stunning table filled with beautiful rocks.

Image by Getty Images

   Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
Refreshments






September 15, 2020 - Tuesday 7pm

(To be announced)

Junior Rockhound Activities 7-8pm

Silent Auction*
Refreshments




October 20, 2020 - 7pm
    Show Planning

Image by Somerset Learning Platform

 Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm


Silent Auction*
Refreshments



October 24-25, 2020, Saturday & Sunday
56th Annual Gem and Rock Show
For more information click on the "Rock Show" Tab or




November 17, 2020 - 7pm, 3rd Tuesday
 Lapidary, Jewelry, & Rock related Equipment Display: 

Club members will bring in their lapidary, jewelry and rock related equipment and exhibit at our November meeting for the benefit of our new members and guests.

We expect to have rock related tools, such as saws, tumblers, faceting, grinding, polishing, and marble making equipment, along with gold panning, jewelry and beading tools.

This is a good place to ask question and get answers! See you there! 


    
    Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm

Refreshments



Coming soon - Events - Dates are pending

Field Trips

Rock Wash - Spring and Summer

Tumble Rock Sorting Work Party


*What is a Silent Auction?
A silent auction for rocks, minerals, and lapidary material will begin at 7pm and close when the meeting ends. Each auctioned item will include an individual auction sheet on which bids may be entered. At the close of the auction the highest bid amount wins. Bids may be made throughout the meeting.


    
AFFILIATIONS

 


For questions or comments please email rockhound@clackamettegem.org

Last update 12-10-2019