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!




September 26, 2020, Saturday, 9-4pm
Field Trip in association with Oregon Council of Rocks and Mineral Clubs
National Public Lands Day
Hampton Butte, Oregon

We will have the opportunity to help restore some public lands open to rockhounding. In 2019 the Oregon Council of Rocks and Mineral Clubs had a work party at Hampton Buttes that was able to fill in holes that rockhounders had left behind. 

For more information contact David Williams. Home phone @ 541-677-9341 or cell @ 541-733-8814 or by email at CougDog6@q.com. 


 

Photo by University of Arizona 

 

October 2, 2020 - Friday 7pm
Junior Zoom Meeting

Parents and Juniors watch for an email with information about this meeting.

Visitors are welcome!!! 
Email us at rockhound@gmail.com
or contact
Jim Urbaniak 
nygiants1931@yahoo.com
24 hours before the meeting to receive Meeting ID and password.




October 20, 2020 - 7pm
    This will be an online zoom event.
Visitors are welcome!!! Email us at rockhound@gmail.com
24 hours before the meeting to receive Meeting ID and password.
Fake Fossils for Fun and Profit
by Dr. William 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.


I will address the growing market in faked fossils as well as the looong history this enterprise has enjoyed going back hundreds of years. While some of the efforts of the fakers are crude and pathetic there are artisans in Morocco who can really work magic and their product (totally fake!) sells for hundreds to thousands of dollars.



Junior's and their family are welcome!!!




October 24-25, 2020, Saturday & Sunday





November 6, 2020 - Friday 7pm
Junior Zoom Meeting

Parents and Juniors watch for an email with information about this meeting.

Visitors are welcome!!! 
Email us at rockhound@gmail.com
or contact
Jim Urbaniak 
nygiants1931@yahoo.com
24 hours before the meeting to receive Meeting ID and password.





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 4, 2020 - Friday 7pm
Junior Zoom Meeting

Parents and Juniors watch for an email with information about this meeting.

Visitors are welcome!!! 
Email us at rockhound@gmail.com
or contact
Jim Urbaniak 
nygiants1931@yahoo.com
24 hours before the meeting to receive Meeting ID and password.




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


July 2021 - Third 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




August 2021, Saturday/Sunday

Don't miss visiting the Clackamette Mineral and Gem Club booth at 
Summer Fest 2020 at the Rice Museum 
in Hillsboro August 2021. 
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 2021, Third Tuesday - 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 2021 - Third Tuesday 7pm
Speaker to be Announced
Silent Auction*
Refreshments

Junior Rockhound Activities 7-8pm

Study of Fluorescent Rock presentations
Juniors individual and group Display case design plans and preparations.



October 2021, Third Tuesday - 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 23-24, 2021, Saturday & Sunday
57th Annual Gem and Rock Show
For more information click on the "Rock Show" Tab or



November 2021 -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 2021-First Friday 7pm
Junior Zoom Meeting

Parents and Juniors watch for an email with information about this meeting.

Visitors are welcome!!! 
Email us at rockhound@gmail.com
or contact
Jim Urbaniak 
nygiants1931@yahoo.com
24 hours before the meeting to receive Meeting ID and password.




December 2021, Third 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, 2021

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. 






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




*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 8-28-2020