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The Tualatin Valley Gem Club is proud to present this annual show. We hope to share the love of our hobby with you and because we are a Non profit organization we have operating expenses with which this show helps. We look forward to meeting you.
We will be having a short presentation on meteorites and we will see and touch several different types! We may learn about the classification of meteorites from our presenter Dick Pugh from the Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory at PSU. Bring your questions and your meteorites or your meteor – wrongs.
This is an example of a Stony Iron Meteorite slice called a Pallasite.
We are pleased to present Garret Romaine as our speaker for our first meeting in March on the 14th, after our Rock and Gem Show. He will be there to talk about his one of his newer rock hounding guide books, Gem Trails of Northern California. As you maybe excited to be planning for your summer trips, please bring your questions and maybe your note pads as I am sure there will be much to discuss. Garret can bring a wealth of rock hounding knowledge for everyone.
The pictures above are just a few of his books, he has also written Geology Lab for Kids, Rock Hounding Idaho and more.
We learned minerals required activators in trace amounts included in their chemical make up that caused the minerals to glow and about how the uv lights cause the different colors after those minerals absorb the uv light. We explored what kind of rocks or minerals from our own and our friend’s collections we had glowed.
This editor of this post was excited to learn that some Kyanites could glow red under longwave! If you missed it because your schedule was busy, below is a link to learn more. A big thank you goes out to Bob Oblack member of the Fluorescent Mineral Society. He is also a member of the Clackamette Mineral and Gem club where he will be presenting again in September or at their show in October.
The Fluorescent Mineral Society
Clackamette Mineral and Gem Club
A most memorable time was had by all at our annual Holiday Dinner. This Dinner was the last meeting until we start again with our next meeting on January 10th.
We had the best tasting food (loved that Turkey)! A wonderful Violin musician filled the air with her beautiful music. We adored the detail that went into the beautiful decorations. We enjoyed seeing our dear friends receive their awards! Our friends also had the most incredible luck winning raffle prizes and more raffle prizes, after more raffle prizes (how did they manage that?)
Congratulations went out as awards went to Bill and Linda Harvey, as well as Glen Woodward and Chris Weaver. They are all wonderful volunteers!
Congratulations to newly elected board members for 2019
President – Casey Truman
Vice President – Mathew Porter
Secretary – Rey Agustin
Treasurer – Linda Harvey
Board member – Bill Harvey
The show will be held at the Oregon Army National Guard Armory in Forest Grove Oregon.
The address is 2950 Taylor Way, Forest Grove, Or 97116
Map to Show at Armory