Treasures of the Northwest 2016 Show in Albany

NFMS and AFMS Show Treasures of the Northwest 2016 - Albany Oregon LogoThe Willamette Agate and Mineral Society is holding their “Treasures of the Northwest 2016” show July 29-31st in Albany, Oregon.

Presented in combination with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies and Northwest Federation Mineralogical Society, the show at the Linn County Fair and Expo Building just off I-5 is expected to be one of the largest in the area.

They expect over 200 display classes, lectures, auctions, and daily field trips to a local petrified wood locale.

We’re working on plans to participate. Please let us know if you are interested and we’ll talk more about this at the next meeting.

Check the latest AFMS newsletter for details and entry forms.

February 2016 President’s Message

Hi everyone.

Are you looking forward to our upcoming show? With only a few weeks to go, it’s coming up fast. This year’s show Chair, Rose Jackson, is working diligently to bring things together, but she’s going to need help.

You know, an important part of being a club member is participation. Our Operating Procedures state that two of the duties of members are;

  • To attend club functions and
  • Volunteer your time and expertise.

So in that spirit, I trust you will come forward and give Rose the help she needs. With everyone coming together to help, no one has to work too hard and everyone can enjoy the show, the camaraderie of friends and share in the attention a show like this brings to our club.
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Roxy Ann Gem Show 2016

The Crater Rock Museum Annual Gem, Jewelry, and Mineral Show is April 2-3, 2016, in the Osrun Arena, Jackson County Fairgrounds, Central Point, Oregon. Times are Saturday 9-4 and Sunday 10-4. The event is produced by the Crater Rock Museum and Roxy Ann Gem and Mineral Society.

Crater Rock Museum and Roxy Ann Gem and Mineral Society Annual Gem Show

The event will feature Eric Lindquist demonstrating how to create holograms and their potential uses as a special presenter.

There will be demonstrations of jewelry making including wire-wrapping, cabbing, and wearable art. Other presentations include rock and gem identification with several gemstone and rock experts. There will also be auctions and more fun and entertainment for families and individuals. Continue reading “Roxy Ann Gem Show 2016”

Mt. Hood Rock Club Show, April 22-24

Mt Hood Rock and Gem Show 2016 FlyerOne of our sister clubs in the Portland, Oregon, area, Mt. Hood Rock Club will have their annual Rock and Gem Show Friday and Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday from 10-4 at the W.P. Jackson Armory, 6255 NE Cornfoot Road, Portland, Oregon, from April 22-24, 2016.

Admission to the annual event is free, with each child receiving a free rock.

The rock and gem show will feature a wide variety of local and international rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, equipment, games, demonstrations, silent auctions, and excellent vendors and exhibitors. An oral auction will be held at 1PM on Sunday.

Mt. Hood’s members specialize in local rocks and minerals and lapidary.

This is a great event for families, and everyone. See you there.

February 25 Meeting: Fluorescent Minerals – presented by Bob Oblack

Fluorescent mineral exhibit at the Rice NW MuseumBob Oblack, member of the Fluorescent Mineral Society, will be bringing his Ultra Violet light set-up and a large collection of UV reactive minerals to our meeting on Thursday, February 25th. The meeting starts at 7:30 and is guaranteed to be informative, interesting and very different from our standard programs. You won’t want to miss it

Did you know that some minerals light up like neon signs when a UV light is applied? Come out and see the exciting word that UV lights can show you. And if you have something you think might be Fluorescent, bring it with you.