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
     -Power point presentation, "Liberty Gold and Yellowstone Hotspot" 
           by Nick Zentner, presented by Bob Oblack

The video presentation by Nick Zentner was filmed at the Hal Holmes Center in downtown Ellensburg, Washington on February 17, 2016. Nick Zentner is a Central Washington University geology professor discussing the accretion of an oceanic terrane, Siletzia, which set the stage for gold deposition in Liberty, Washington. Nick presents the theory formulated by *Dr. Ray Wells, that the Yellowstone Hot Spot which created Siletzia is also responsible for some of the volcanics at Tillamook, Oregon.

*Dr. Ray Wells has been a research geologist with the USGS for 40 years, where he used field geology, paleomagnetism, and GPS to understand the tectonic evolution and seismic hazards of our active continent.

     -Rock Auction
     - Refreshments

     -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.

July 21, 2018, 11am - 3pm (Saturday)
    Annual Picnic and Rock Auction
    at the church, our regular meeting place.
August, 21, 2018, 7pm
    Rock Bingo (regular meeting, no potluck)

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

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

December 18, 2018
    Holiday Party - Potluck - Gift Exchange

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



For questions or comments please email rockhound@clackamettegem.org