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!

    

April 13, 2019, Saturday, 11am-dusk

Member Only Field Trip

Molalla, Oregon

Collect agate & carnelian!

Become a member and join us!

Contact us by email at rockhound@clackamettegem.org



April 16, 2019, 7pm, 3rd Tuesday
      Idaho Gem Sites
NW Federation Library DVD Presentation
by Duane Flackus




    Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
Jr. Federation Presentation Preparation 
Individual and  Group Display case design.
and
Guest Speaker
Curator from Rice Museum 

Silent Auction*
Refreshments



May 17-21, 2019

Succor Creek Field Trip

Member only field trip!

Become a member and join us!

Contact us by email at rockhound@clackamettegem.org



May 21, 2019, 7pm, 3rd Tuesday
      Micro Mineral Photography
        Presentation by Beth Heesacker

Top photo - Possibly Hemimorphite
Bottom photo - Fluorite + Hemimorphite
Photo's by Beth Heesacker

Micro-mineral Photography - The photographing of minerals so small that
you need to look through a microscope to really see them, is very
different from snapping a "selfie" or a picture of a beautiful sunset.
In this presentation I will explain my camera setup, the process in the
computer along with some pictures I have taken, commonly called "eye
candy".

       Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
Introduction to Rock Identification Continued
 Focus on Mohs Scale of Hardness.

 Silent Auction*
   Refreshments



June 18, 2019, 7pm, 3rd Tuesday
       Wire Wrapping PowerPoint
with Cindy Yablok


   Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
What is a Fossil? 
The Forms of Fossilization. Make-a-Fossil: 
An Activity with Clay and Plaster 

Silent Auction*
Refreshments



July 13, 2019, Saturday 10am
Member only field trip
Joe Cota
Rock collecting and BBQ
Learn how you can become a member and attend this field trip!
Email us at rockhound@clackamettegem.org




July 2019, 3rd Tuesday
No regular meeting.
Everyone is invited to attend Summer Picnic


July 16, 2019, Tuesday, 6:30
 Summer Picnic
Indoors and air-conditioned!
        Rock Auction & Potluck

Image by Broome Country
Image by Clipart Library


Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
What is a Fossil Continued? 
The Forms of Fossilization. 
Make-a-Fossil: 
An Activity with Clay and Plaster Science
and  
Join in Club Picnic Potluck 




 
August 3, 2019

Club event coming up ...Don't miss visiting the 

Clackamette Mineral and Gem Club booth at 

Summer Fest 2018 at the 

Rice Museum in Hillsboro August 4-5, 2018. 

CMGC members get in free with their name badge and/or a current 

CMGC Membership Card. 

The Rice Museum is also affiliated with the Smithsonian.

For more information Click here!




August 2019, 7pm, 3rd Tuesday

        Rock Bingo

Image by Getty Images

  
 Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
Jr. Federation Presentation Preparation  
Designing a individual and group Display case design 
and 
Bingo

Refreshments




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.

Silent Auction*
Refreshments



September 27, Friday to September 30, Monday, 2019

Member only field trip

Plush Sunstone & Juniper Ride Fire Opal
Learn how you can become a member and attend this field trip!
Email us rockhound@clackamettegem.org




October 2019, 7pm, 3rd Tuesday
    Show Planning

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  



Coming soon - Events - Dates are pending

Rock Wash - Spring and Summer
Making Pine Needle Baskets - April 20 or 27???
Summer Day Trip-Ape Cave, Gifford Pinchot NF



*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 3-21-2019