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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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.

Field Trip: Hall Museum of Minerals, La Center, Washington

May 4, 2013, we will be having a field trip to the Hall Museum of Minerals in La Center, Washington.

The field trip includes a tour of the museum and potluck, so bring food to share with everyone.

We will be meeting at the Forest Grove Senior and Community Center in Forest Grove, Oregon, and leaving by 9:15AM. We expect to arrive at the museum at 10:30AM if you are driving on your own. Let’s try to carpool to make this more fun.

The museum houses more than 40 years of collecting by Richard and Bernice Hall. They have an amazingly diverse collection of rock slabs, petrified wood, crystals, and polished slabs, spheres, and even rock carvings.

Richard and Bernice Hall have won hundreds of awards for their work in rock collecting and exhibits.

Richard has promised a tour of his machine shops, demonstrating how to cut, drill, polish, sand, grind, and do everything to various rocks and minerals.

This is a very special treat and we look forward to having a fun and educational day.

If you want to come with us, please contact us and let us know so we have an estimate of how many will be attending.