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!
     
        
   
December 18, 2018
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 ex-change. 

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's will have a short meeting than 

join the Christmas dinner.

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




January 15, 2019, 7pm, 3rd Tuesday
    Theme Rock 
        Anything Jewelry or beading. 

Image by Colourbox

       Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
How do Rocks Form? Rock Candy Formation Activity

Silent Auction*
Refreshments



February 2019, 7pm, 3rd Tuesday
      Missoula Flood
        Presentation by Jim Urbaniak

Jim Urbaniak, a subject matter expert on the prehistoric floods of ancient Missoula, will be discussing where these floods came from, how they formed and their impact on the landscape we see today throughout much of the Pacific NW.


Photo provided by Jim Ubaniak

     Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
Rock Formations
 Continuation and review. 
Rocks, minerals and soils have different characteristics that 
set them apart from others. Learning of properties of rocks such as 
slate, marble, chalk, granite and pumice. 
Which rocks split? Do any of these rocks float?

Silent Auction*
Refreshments



March 2019, 7pm, 3rd Tuesday
      Prehistoric Super-predators 

Image by DiviantArt

            Presented by Dr. Orr
                 and        
        Dr. Orr and Liz 
will be introducing 2 new books:
            Geology of the Pacific NW
            The Cultural History of the Willamette Valley



     Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
Difference between a Rock and  a Mineral.  
What is definition of mineral and Rock. 
How many minerals are there in the world?  
Facts of each formation:igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. 
Introduction to Rock Identification 
Study various ways by which we can identify minerals, including color, 
crystal shape, luster, cleavage, and hardness. 

Silent Auction*
Refreshments



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

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

 Silent Auction*
   Refreshments



May 2019, 7pm, 3rd Tuesday
      Idaho Gem Sites


            DVD Presentation

    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



June 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 2019, 7pm, 3rd Tuesday
        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 


Silent Auction*
Refreshments

  
 
August 3, 2019

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 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 
Join in Bingo - Potluck with Club

Refreshments



September 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



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.

Silent Auction*
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 ex-change. 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  



*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.


    
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For questions or comments please email rockhound@clackamettegem.org