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.

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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.

Field Trip: Pink Limb Area and Glass Buttes

We’re heading to the Pink Limb area and Glass Buttes for some pink limb and various kinds of obsidian in a trip put together by Brian True for August 16-17, 2014.

Please bring camping gear or make other arrangements for lodging, along with food and water.

Contact us for more information and to register for the field trip so we have a count of how many are going.

Field Trip: Saddle Mountain, Washington

We’re heading for Saddle Mountain in Washington State July 12-13, 2014.

Come join us as we hunt petrified wood and bog wood.

This is an unguided field trip but there will be experts there to help you along the way. Brian True put these together, so he has additional information.

Please bring your camping gear or make other arrangements for lodging.

Contact us for more information and to register for the field trip so we have a count of how many are going.

Club Picnic 2014

Our annual club picnic is coming up next month. It is scheduled for July 24th, 2014, which is a regularly scheduled club meeting date (4th Thursday of the month) and will be at the Rice Museum.

Plan on setting up at 5 and we’ll eat at 6. The museum will stay open to allow you to tour, so bring the family and a friend or two.

This year, Taylor Hunt will be grillmaster. Be sure to offer him some assistance if you can. The picnic is a potluck, with the club providing a main dish like burgers (I don’t know what he’s planning yet, so it might be chili or chicken), buns, bottled water and coffee. Members are asked to bring a side dish to share and also bring your own plates/bowls, utensils (including ones for your shared dish) and a round table cloth would be a nice touch too.

The museum only has about 70 chairs and around 20 tables, so if you can bring a table and a few chairs, that would be helpful.

Also, we will be holding a silent auction to raise some money to cover costs for the shin-dig. If you can bring some jewelry, slabs or rough along with a written note as to what the material is, along with any info on it’s history and value, that would be appreciated.

I need some volunteers to help set up the auction tables. Please let me know if you can help with that.

Field Trip: Succor Creek Area

On June 16-18, 2014, we’re heading on a field trip to the Succor Creek area of the Idaho/Oregon border.

We will be hunting thundereggs, jasper, pink plume agate, plume agate, and more rocks and minerals.

This is a guided 3-day field trip, but you will need to make your own arrangements for camping or lodging. Brian True is coordinating these field trips.

Contact us for more information and to register for the field trip so we have a count of how many are going.