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. 

Upcoming Events

March 20, 2018, 7pm
    -Dr. Orr will be giving a presentation titled
      "Extinction". It relates to how the extinct fossil species are a key 
       to being able to correctly date past geologic events.
        -Rock Auction
    - Junior Activities: Intro to Rock Identification

April 17, 2018, 7pm
    -Julian Gray of the Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals will be providing us with 
       a power-point presentation. A "travelogue" of his recent trip to the Dallas Spann               Collection and the Arkenstone Mineral Showroom.
    -Rock Auction
    -Junior Activities: 

April 20-30, 2018
    Field trip to Succor Creek, Oregon
    For more information contact 
            Jon Metheany 
            Field Trip Coordinator

May 15, 2018, 7pm
    (To be announced)
    -Junior Activities: 

June 19, 2018, 7pm
     -Power point presentation, "Liberty Gold and Yellowstone Hotspot" 
           by Nick Zentner, presented by Bob Oblack
     -Rock Auction
     -Junior Activities: 

July 21, 2018, 11am - 3pm (Saturday)
    Annual Picnic and Rock Auction
    at the church, our regular meeting place.
August, 21, 2018
    Rock Bingo 

September 18, 2018, 7pm
    Joe Van Cura will be presenting a thunder egg power-point presentation!

October 16, 2018, 7pm
    Club Rock Show Planning

November 20, 2018, 7pm
    Equipment Display

December 18, 2018
    Holiday Party - Potluck - Gift Exchange



For questions or comments please email rockhound@clackamettegem.org