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
     
          
    November 20, 2018, 7pm
 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 Rock Polishing


   - 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.
  
    - Refreshments

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 join adults.


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

Image by Colourbox

     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.
    
     - Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
     - Refreshments

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

     - 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.
     
    - Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
     - 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

     - 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.
     
     - Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
     - Refreshments

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

     - 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.
     
     - Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
     - Refreshments

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


            DVD presenation

     - 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.
     
     - Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
     - Refreshments

June 2019, 7pm, 3rd Tuesday
       (to be announced) 

    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.
     
     - Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
     - Refreshments

July 2019, 7pm, 3rd Tuesday
        Rock Auction & Potluck

Image by Broome Country
Image by Clipart Library



   - Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
   - Refreshments

August 2019, 7pm, 3rd Tuesday
        Rock Bingo

Image by Getty Images

   - Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
   - Refreshments

September 2019, 7pm, 3rd Tuesday
    Fluorescent Show by Bob Oblack


   - Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
   - Refreshments 

October 2019, 7pm, 3rd Tuesday
    Show Planning

Image by Somerset Learning Platform

  - Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
  - Refreshments 

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
    
    - 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.
    - Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
    - 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's will join adults.





    
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For questions or comments please email rockhound@clackamettegem.org