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

June 19, 2018, 7pm
   Junior Rockhound Activities: Intro to Rock Identification
   "Here are a few of my Favorite Things...." How many different types of rocks can you          identify in this photo? Make a list and bring it to the next Juniors meeting and you will      get a prize.
August 4-5, 2018
Club event coming up ...Don't miss visiting the 
Clackamette Mineral and Gem Clubs 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 visit: 

August 21, 2018, 7pm
    Rock Bingo (regular meeting, no potluck)
Photo by Getty Images

September 18, 2018, 7pm
    Joe Van Cura will be presenting a thunder egg power-point presentation!
    -Rock Auction
     -Junior Rockhound Activities: 

October 16, 2018, 7pm
    Club Rock Show Planning
    -Rock Auction
     -Junior Rockhound Activities: 
     - Refreshments
Photo by Wessex Computer Platform

November 20, 2018, 7pm
    Equipment Display
    -Rock Auction
     -Junior Rockhound Activities: 

December 18, 2018
    Holiday Party - Potluck - Gift Exchange
Image by Yopriceville
photo by Toronto Guardian

January 15, 2019, 7pm
    To be announced
     -Rock Auction
     -Junior Rockhound Activities: 



For questions or comments please email rockhound@clackamettegem.org