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!


February 15, 2020, Saturday
Field Trip
Molalla, 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 Sokke for field trip information at skkehome@gmail.com




February 18, 2020 - Tuesday 7pm
Metal Detecting by Mary Sparks

Mary Sparks who is an expert detectorist will give us a talk on how to detect hidden underground minerals. Mary and Clarence have been metal detecting for 30 years.


Photos by Mary Sparks

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



February 22, 2020 - Saturday
Field Trip
Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals
Members Only Field Trip
Photo by University of Arizona 

Hosted by Garret Romaine, 
Executive Director of the Museum
 
Learn how you can become a member and attend this field trip!
Click here for membership information
Email Ene Sokke for field trip information at skkehome@gmail.com






March 17, 2020 - Tuesday 7pm
Dr. Orr: Topic to be determined

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

Book by Baby Professor




Silent Auction*
Refreshments





March 21, 2020, Saturday
Field Trip
Molalla, 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 Sokke for field trip information at skkehome@gmail.com






April 21, 2020 - Tuesday 7pm
(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 8-12, 2020 Friday - Tuesday
Field Trip
Yachats Beach Combing 
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 Sokke for field trip information at skkehome@gmail.com



May 19, 2020 - Tuesday 7pm

(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, cleavage, and hardness.
Mini Rock ID quiz
Photo by lizzadromuseum.org

Silent Auction*
Refreshments



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 Sokke for field trip information at skkehome@gmail.com




June 16, 2020 - Tuesday 7pm
(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 9-13, 2020 Thursday - Monday
Members Only Field Trip
Succor Creek, Oregon
Collecting thundereggs and various other material.
Photo by University of Arizona

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





July 21, 2020 - Tuesday 7pm
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 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 Sokke for field trip information at skkehome@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

(To be announced)

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




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 - Tuesday 7pm
To Be Announced

Junior Rockhound Activities 7-8pm

Silent Auction*
Refreshments



Coming soon - Events - Dates are pending

Field Trips

Rock Wash - Spring and Summer

Tumble Rock Sorting Work Party


*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.


    
AFFILIATIONS


For questions or comments please email rockhound@clackamettegem.org

Last update 1-25-2019