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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!

February 16, 2021 - Third Tuesday 7pm

Bob Oblack will be presenting the Zoom meeting program.

"Petrified Wood of Central Washington"

YouTube download (by Nick Zentner)

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.

Image 1-3 by Bob Oblack, Image 4-5 by Ginkgo Gem Shop


February 26-28, 2021, Friday-Sunday

Members Only Field Trip

Southern Oregon Coast. North of Bandon. There are minus tides and we would be beach-combing.

There is camping and lodging available in the 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


March 5, 2021 - Friday 7pm

Junior Rockhound Zoom Meeting

This will be an online zoom event.

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.



March 16, 2021 - Third Tuesday 7pm

Guest speaker Sheila Alfsen

"Listening to the Rocks"

presented by Sheila Alfsen

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.



April 2, 2021 - Friday 7pm

Junior Rockhound Zoom Meeting


This will be an online zoom event.

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.



April 20, 2021 - Third Tuesday 7pm

Speaker To Be Announced


April 30 - May 3, 2021, Friday-Monday

Members Only Field Trip

Succor Creek, far Eastern Oregon.

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

May 7, 2021 - Friday 7pm

Junior Rockhound Zoom Meeting

This will be an online zoom event.

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.

May 14 - 16, 2021, Friday-Sunday

Members Only Field Trip

Congleton Hollow and surrounding Central Oregon locations.

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


May 18, 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, cleavIage, and hardness.

Mini Rock ID quiz

Photo by lizzadromuseum.org

Silent Auction*

Refreshments

June 4, 2021 - Friday 7pm

Junior Rockhound Zoom Meeting

This will be an online zoom event.

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.


June 5 - 13, 2021, Saturday-Sunday

Members Only Field Trip

Central Idaho

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 15, 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, Saturday, Day to be announced

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 20, 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, 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

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.

Refreshments

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



September 9-13, 2021, Thursday-Monday

Members Only Field Trip

Southern Oregon Opal Mine. We may combine the opal mine with a different 2nd location this year.

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.


October 19, 2021, Third Tuesday - 7pm

Show Planning

Image by Somerset Learning Platform

Silent Auction*

Refreshments

Junior Rockhound Activities: 7-8pm

Juniors hosting activity for General Club meeting.

Formal Jr. Federation Presentations Program

October 23-24, 2021, Saturday & Sunday

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@gmail.com

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.

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 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



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 2-11-2021