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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, Oregon City, OR 97045

Maps (entrance on 8th St.)

Our meeting starts at 7pm and

we start gathering around 6:30pm with refreshments.


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Upcoming Events

Visitors are welcome!

June 15, 2021 - Third Tuesday 7pm

Guest Speaker Leslie Moclock Leslie will be sharing with us her new book titled

Rocks, Minerals, and Geology of the Pacific Northwest


This will be an online zoom event.

Visitors are welcome!!! Email us at rockhound@clackamettegem.org

24 hours before the meeting to receive Meeting ID and password.



Rock Sale

June 26, Saturday

Everyone is welcome!



July 2, 2021, Friday 7pm

Junior Rockhound Zoom Meeting

This will be an online zoom event.

Visitors are welcome!!!

Email us at rockhound@clackamettegem.org

or contact

Jim Urbaniak, nygiants1931@yahoo.com

24 hours before the meeting to receive Meeting ID and password.





July 2-5, 2021, Saturday

Members Only Field Trip

Virgin Valley, Oregon
Precious opal fee mine visits (optional, $$) plus pet wood, coppermineral tailings, etc. Dry camping at hot spring.

Join MHRC

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



July 17-18, 2021, Saturday-Sunday

Members Only Field Trip

Ochocos, east of Prineville, Oregon

Digging for thundereggs at club claim and other nearby spots.

Join MHRC

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


July 20, 2021 - Third Tuesday 7:00 pm

Speaker To Be Announced!!


This will be an online zoom event.

Visitors are welcome!!! Email us at rockhound@clackamettegem.org

24 hours before the meeting to receive Meeting ID and password.




July 24, 2021, Saturday

Members Only Field Trip

Joe Cota's Rock Castle in Lebanon for picnic and rock piles.

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



July 30-August 1, 2021, Friday-Sunday

Members Only Field Trip

Hansen Creek, Snoqualmie, WA

Dig and screen for small quartz and amethyst crystals. Camping with the

group at Denney Creek w/ shared fee, or secure your own now at other

nearby spots. Friday evening or Sat morning arrival okay.

Join MHRC

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 6, 2021, Friday 7pm

Junior Rockhound Zoom Meeting

This will be an online zoom event.

Visitors are welcome!!!

Email us at rockhound@clackamettegem.org

or contact

Jim Urbaniak, nygiants1931@yahoo.com

24 hours before the meeting to receive Meeting ID and password.


August 2021, Saturday, Day to be announced

Members Only Field Trip

Ape Caves. Great one for the kids.

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 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 17, 2021, Third Tuesday - 7pm

Speaker To Be Announced!!


This will be an online zoom event.

Visitors are welcome!!! Email us at rockhound@clackamettegem.org

24 hours before the meeting to receive Meeting ID and password.

September 3-6, 2021, Friday-Monday

Members Only Field Trip

McDermitt, Nevada

Labor Day weekend. Jaspers, agate, pet and opalized wood, eggs. Dry

camping w/ the group or motel in McDermitt

Join MHRC

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


September 9-13, 2021, Thursday-Monday

Members Only Field Trip

Southern Oregon Opal Mine/Sunstones.

Private Claim for Oregon Fire Opal-Dry Camping and Hard Rock Mining.

Sunstones will be at one of the fee dig sites with option to stay an extra day at the public collection area.

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

September 18, 2021, Saturday

Members Only Field Trip

Fossils

TBA, Day or single overnight trip

Join MHRC

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



September 21, 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.


September 25, 2021, Saturday

Members Only Field Trip

Hampton Butte Clean Up. We will once again join up with the Oregon Council and the BLM to help fill in holes left by rockhounds at Hampton Butte. If we are good stewards of public lands they will stay public. Many Rock hounds at Hampton Butte do not fill their dig holes in. Spend the day with us cleaning up the area and keeping this fabulous spot open for all rockhounds.

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 19, 2021, Third Tuesday - 7pm

Speaker to be Announced

Silent Auction*

Refreshments

Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm

Juniors hosting activity for General Club meeting.

Formal Jr. Federation Presentations Program

October 2021

Cancelled, See you on May 2022

57th Annual Gem and Rock Show

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

Click here

November 16, 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@clackamettegem.org

or contact

Jim Urbaniak - nygiants1931@yahoo.com

24 hours before the meeting to receive Meeting ID and password.



December 21, 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 2022 are due.

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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 2022 - Third Tuesday 7pm

Speaker To Be Announced

Junior Rockhound Activities 7-8pm

Activity to be announced.

Silent Auction*

Refreshments



February 2022 - Third Tuesday 7pm

Speaker To Be Announced

Junior Rockhound Activities 7-8pm

Activity to be announced.

Silent Auction*

Refreshments



March 2022 - Third Tuesday 7pm

Speaker To Be Announced

Junior Rockhound Activities 7-8pm

Activity to be announced.

Silent Auction*

Refreshments


April 2022 - Third Tuesday 7pm

Speaker To Be Announced

Junior Rockhound Activities 7-8pm

Activity to be announced.

Silent Auction*

Refreshments


May 2022 - Third Tuesday 7pm

Speaker To Be Announced

Junior Rockhound Activities 7-8pm

Activity to be announced.

Silent Auction*

Refreshments


Clackamette Mineral & Gem Club Rock Show

May 2022

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.


AFFILIATIONS

American Federation of Mineralogical Societies

Contact Webmaster by email at rockhound@clackamettegem.org

Last update 5-24-2021