Club Mission - 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. 



We meet in the basement of :
Zion Lutheran Church
720 Jefferson Street
                          (entrance on 8th street)
                           Oregon City, OR 97045  
                             Click - Google Maps
           Our meeting starts at 7pm and 
we start gathering around 6:30pm with refreshments.


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Upcoming Events
Visitors are welcome!


June 12-14, 2020 Friday - Sunday
Field Trip
McDonald’s Rock Ranch, Ashwood, Oregon
This is a fee dig site that offers thunder eggs, petrified wood and plume agate.
Members Only Field Trip
Photo by University of Arizona

Learn how you can become a member and attend this field trip!
Click here for membership information
Email Ene Sokk for field trip information at sokkehome@gmail.com





June 16, 2020 - Tuesday 7pm
Top local collecting opportunities!
Garret Romaine 
Guest speaker!
Garret Romaine is an award-winning journalist and technical writer. 
He is the author of Gem Trails of Oregon, 
Washington and most recently Gem Trails of Idaho.
Our in person meeting has been cancelled, 
however we will 
be using a virtual platform called zoom...
Watch for an email!
Visitors are welcome!!! Email us at rockhound@gmail.com
24 hours before the meeting to receive Meeting ID and password.

Junior's are welcome!!!







July 21, 2020 - Tuesday 6:30 pm
Note early start time!
Summer Picnic

Rock auction and Potluck
Indoors and Air-conditioned

Photos by Clipart Library

Junior Rockhound Activities 7-8pm

What is a Fossil? Part 1 
The Forms of Fossilization. 
Make-a-Fossil: An Activity with Clay and Plaster
Photo by proglodytes

Silent Auction*
Refreshments



July 25, 2020, Saturday
Field Trip
Joe Cota's 
Lebanon, Oregon 
Members Only Field Trip
Photo by University of Arizona 

 
Learn how you can become a member and attend this field trip!
Click here for membership information
Email Ene Sokk for field trip information at sokkehome@gmail.com



August 15, 2020 Saturday
Field Trip
Members Only Field Trip
Ape Caves, Gifford Pinchot NF, WA. 
This is a long day trip that takes us into one of the longest lava tubes in the US.
Photo by University of Arizona

Learn how you can become a member and attend this field trip!
Click here for membership information
Email Ene Sokk for field trip information at sokkehome@gmail.com




August 1-2, 2020, Saturday/Sunday


Don't miss visiting the Clackamette Mineral and Gem Club booth at
Summer Fest 2020 at the Rice Museum 
in Hillsboro August 2020.
CMGC members get in free with their name badge and/or a current
CMGC Membership Card.
$6.00 for ages 5 and up
The Rice Museum is also affiliated with the Smithsonian.
For more information Click here!



August, 18 2020 - 7pm
        Rock Bingo
We will start at 7pm with the meeting part, then get down to the fun part.
Everyone (adults and juniors) will get a FREE Bingo card. When you get a regular Bingo (shout Bingo). Come up front, get your win verified by one of our highly trained Bingo 
assistants, and choose your prize from our stunning table filled with beautiful rocks.

Image by Getty Images

   Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
What is a Fossil? Part 2 
Show and tell display of different types of Fossils 
Short Video Bill Nye the Science Guy Fossilization

Photo by dkfindout


Refreshments





September 15, 2020 - Tuesday 7pm

Fluorescent Show by Bob Oblack
Enjoy the color and beauty of rocks, minerals, and fossils glowing in the dark....
Learn the science of florescence....
Bring your gem to the meeting and see if it glows!!!

Junior Rockhound Activities 7-8pm

Study of Fluorescent Rock presentations
Juniors individual and group Display case design plans and preparations.
Photo by geology.com


Silent Auction*
Refreshments


September 26, 2020, Saturday
Field Trip in association with ALAA
National Public Lands Day
Hampton Butte, Oregon

We will have the opportunity to help restore some public lands open to rockhounding. In 2019 the ALAA had work party at Hampton Buttes that was able to fill in holes that rockhounders had left behind. This year's work party may be at Hampton Butte or at another location. More information to follow after ALAA spring meeting. 

Photo by University of Arizona 

 
Learn how you can become a member and attend this field trip!
Click here for membership information
Email Ene Sokk for field trip information at sokkehome@gmail.com



October 20, 2020 - 7pm
    Show Planning

Image by Somerset Learning Platform

 Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
Juniors hosting activity for General Club meeting.  
Formal Jr. Federation Presentations Program
       

Silent Auction*
Refreshments



October 24-25, 2020, Saturday & Sunday
56th Annual Gem and Rock Show

For more information click on the "Rock Show" Tab or




November 17, 2020 - 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 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! 

Photo by Denise Harrison

    
    Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm
Equipment: Differences Between Tumblers, Sanders and Saws
Join regular club for viewing of equipment presentation.
Photo by Lortone

Refreshments



December 2020, 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 exchange. 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 
Photo by Charles M Schultz


December 31, 2020

Friendly Reminder!!!

CMGC dues for 2021 are due. 

Photo by anime wallpapers

Bring dues to the December meeting 
or 
Mail them to CMGC, PO Box 903, Oregon City, OR 97045.

If not received by deadline, you will not be included in the membership directory to be printed the first part of January. This directory is supplied to the Rice Museum to verify your membership for free admission. 

We accept cash, checks, debit and most credit cards. 




January 2021 -  Third Tuesday 7pm
Speaker To Be Announced

Junior Rockhound Activities 7-8pm
Activity to be announced.

Silent Auction*
Refreshments



February 2021 - Third Tuesday 7pm
Speaker To Be Announced

Junior Rockhound Activities 7-8pm

What is the definition of Mineral and Rock?
What is the difference between a Rock and a Mineral?
Looking at Core Samples. 
How do Core Samples help us study history?

Short Video: Intro to 3 types of Rocks
Photo by Theresa VanHook Pinterest

Silent Auction*
Refreshments


March 2021 - Third Tuesday 7pm
Guest speaker Dr. Orr
Dr. Orr and his wife Elizabeth have written a half dozen books on
Oregon Paleontology, Oregon Geology, and Geology of the Pacific NW.
Their most recent publication is a revised edition of Oregon Fossils.


Junior Rockhound Activities 7-8pm
How many naturally occurring minerals are there in the world? 

Book by Baby Professor


Silent Auction*
Refreshments




April 2021 - Third Tuesday 7pm
Speaker To Be Announced

Junior Rockhound Activities 7-8pm

We will study the three main types of rocks:
Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic.
Photo by quizlet


Silent Auction*
Refreshments



May 2021 - Third Tuesday 7pm
Speaker To Be Announced

Junior Rockhound Activities 7-8pm
Intro to Rock Identification. 
Study various ways by which we can identify minerals, 
including color, crystal shape, luster, cleav
Iage, and hardness. 
Mini Rock ID quiz
Photo by lizzadromuseum.org

Silent Auction*
Refreshments



June 2021 - Third Tuesday 7pm
Speaker to be Announced

Junior Rockhound Activities 7-8pm

How Hard is Hard? 
This particular activity focuses on hardness, and 
introducing the Mohs Scale of Hardness and Streak Testing. 
Bill Nye the Science Guy Video
Photo by Encyclopedia Britanica


Silent Auction*
Refreshments




Coming soon - Events - Dates are pending
Rock Wash - Spring and Summer




*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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Last update 5-25-2020