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.

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”

Meet the Authors Events at Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show

This year, the Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show will host “Meet the Authors” events throughout the weekend event, October 9-11, 2015, at the Washington County Fairplex.

We are fortunate this year to have Marli Miller speaking about her book “Roadside Geology of Oregon” at the Portland Regional show in Hillsboro, Oregon on Friday and Saturday.

Marli Miller is a senior instructor and researcher in the Dept. of Geological Sciences at the University of Oregon, where she’s been since 1997. Most recently, she completed a complete rewrite of the book Road-side Geology of Oregon (Published by Mountain Press in Missoula), which provided the inspiration for her presentation. Her primary interests lie in in the fields of regional and structural geology. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in geology at the University of Washington in 1987 and 1992 respectively and a B.A. in geology at Colorado College in 1982. As a photographer, she concentrates on geological images, and contributes regularly to textbooks, museum exhibits, journals, and teaching collections of other instructors. Her website offers free downloads of more than 2000 images for non-commercial use. Marli is scheduled to speak Friday and Saturday of the show.

Julian Gray will speak about his book “Minerals of Georgia” at the Portland Regional show in Hillsboro, Oregon on Sunday at 3:00 pm. He is the executive director of the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals, in Hillsboro, Oregon and the former curator of the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, Georgia. A Georgia native, Julian studied at Georgia State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in geology. Julian has worked with the United States Geological Survey and a number of commercial laboratories and environmental consulting firms. Continue reading “Meet the Authors Events at Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show”

Our 56th Annual Rock and Mineral Show

Tualatin Valley Rock and Gem Show vendors row.The Tualatin Valley Rock and Gem Club 56th Annual Rock and Mineral Show will be at the Washington County Fair Complex in Hillsboro, Oregon, Friday and Saturday, March 7-8, 2014.

Admission is $1 per person, children younger than 12 free when accompanied by an adult.

Hourly door prized, raffles, demonstrations, and kid’s activities will be all day and a silent auction will offer some exciting opportunities to win some previous rocks and minerals.

“There are many vendors and exhibitors at the show this year, and we are delighted to have so many who’ve been with us for a decade or more as we continue this tradition in Hillsboro,” says Club President Mitch Metcalf. “I’m so proud that we’ve been able to continue the tradition and that we have some of the best volunteers to help run the show, bringing their geology expertise and passion to the public.”

The annual rock and mineral show benefits the Tualatin Valley Rock and Gem Club educational activities and projects, and also go to the Rice Northwest Museum in Hillsboro, a world-class rock and mineral museum and partner and affiliate with the club.

Updates

OregonLive announced the show on March 7 in their weekend activities section.