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. 



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Upcoming Events
Visitors are welcome!


September 17, 2019, 7pm, 3rd Tuesday
    Fluorescent Show by Bob Oblack
Fluorescent Show and Presentation by Bob Oblack
Enjoy the color and beauty of rocks, minerals and fossils glowing in the dark…
Learn the science of Fluorescence...
Bring your “gem” to the meeting & see if it glows! 


   Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
Jr. Federation Presentation Preparation
Preparation for club show and final dress rehearsals.


Refreshments




September 27, Friday to September 30, Monday, 2019
Member only field trip!
Plush Sunstone & Juniper Ridge Fire Opal
Learn how you can become a member and attend this field trip!
Email us rockhound@clackamettegem.org



October 5, 2019
Member only field trip!
Trip with kids to Ape Caves. Bring a lantern.
Learn how you can become a member and attend this field trip!
Email us rockhound@clackamettegem.org




October 2019, 7pm, 3rd Tuesday
    Show Planning
and 
Junior presentations!
Image by Somerset Learning Platform

 Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
Juniors hosting activity for General Club meeting 
and formal Jr. Federation presentations Program

Silent Auction*
Refreshments



October 26-27, 2019, Saturday & Sunday
55th Annual Gem and Rock Show
For more information click on the "Rock Show" Tab or





November 2019, 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 20 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! 

Image by John Marshall
    
    Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
Introduction to lapidary equipment and using a rock tumbler.
Join regular club for viewing of equipment presentation.

Refreshments




December 2019, 3rd 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  


August 2020

Club event coming up ...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 2020, 7pm, 3rd Tuesday
        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


Coming soon - Events - Dates are pending

Rock Wash - Spring and Summer

October Day Trip-Ape Cave, Gifford Pinchot NF
Adults and Kid friendly field trip

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 8-28-2019