Source: Map of Oregon
The Clackamette Gem and Mineral Club promotes interest in the lapidary arts and earth sciences through collecting gems, education, sharing and presentation of their annual Rock and Gem Show.
Meetings are held at Kraxberger Hall in the Zion Lutheran Church basement, 720 Jefferson St., Oregon City, OR.
Source: Clackamette Mineral and Gem
Columbia-Willamette Faceters’ Guild The CWFG is a nonprofit organization located in Portland, Oregon and dedicated to the advancement of faceting gemstones through education. We are a diversified mix of Master cutters, professional members and hobbyists. The guild provides the educational and personal assistance for the Novice and Advanced craftsman. See Join CWFG above for information on meetings (visitors always welcome). The Guild sponsors faceting classes, monthly seminars, workshops, competitions and awards of merit, all to support and promote the standards of faceting excellence. Visit Events and Classes for more info and see the Meeting Schedule for details on upcoming meetings and things you may have missed. Facilities, educational programs, and activities of the Guild are financed primarily through membership dues, participation in the Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show, and by the CWFG Annual Gem Auction. The Guild has developed an extensive lending library of periodicals, video tapes, and reference books on Faceting, Gemology and Mineralogy. The Guild also has gem testing instruments to aid the scientific needs of our faceters. We encourage all members to generously share their time and experience to make our Guild activities the best they can be! If you have any suggestions, corrections, or experience broken links, please send a message to any of the officers via our contact page.
The Columbia-Willamette Faceters’ Guild is dedicated to the advancement of faceting gemstones through education. They are a diversified mix of Master cutters, professional members and hobbyists. The guild provides educational and personal assistance for the Novice and Advanced craftsman.
Meetings are held at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, 1945 SE Water Ave., Portland, OR.Annual Show – November
Newsletter – Facets
Monthly Meetings – First Tuesday of each month @ 7:30 PM
Millennium Diggers Club is a new group located in Yamhill County, Oregon. The club is for people that share an interest in searching for things of value. The clubs charter is to provide members with a non-profit club that will help promote the hobbies of metal detecting, prospecting, rock hounding and treasure hunting. We have a mining claim program that will acquire claims for members that choose that option. We plan on having people with expertise in locating gold, silver, coins, jewelry, gemstones, indian artifacts, fossils and more, share information at club meetings. No matter what type artifacts or treasures you enjoy searching for, our club is responsive to your needs. Please join us for our on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for our meetings.
The Millennium Diggers Club seeks to provide members with a club that will help promote the hobbies of metal detecting, prospecting, rock hounding, and treasure hunting.
Meetings are held at the Clear Lake United Methodist Church, 920 Marks Dr., Keizer, OR.Newsletter – Millennium Diggers Club
Monthly Meetings – Fourth Thursday of each month @ 7:00 PM
Welcome to NARGPaleo.org online home of the North America Research Group (NARG) Dedicated to scientific research and public education; NARG is structured as an IRS non-profit public charitable 501(c) (3) organization. Our Origin: Around a campfire in the summer of 2004 five fossil hunters discussed how they might contribute to science as they pursued their passion. This core crew collaborated to develop the North America Research Group. Since our inception, and in a very short period of time, NARG has grown into a diverse and dynamic group of men and women sharing a mutual respect and passion for geoscientific study and fossil collecting. Our international membership of over a hundred ranges from 10 to 80+ years in age. This adventurous consortium of individuals has an amazing variety of backgrounds, interests, hobbies, educations, and professions; including biology, oceanography, paleontology, paleobotany, and geology. NARG sponsors the NW Fossil Fest and participates in many programs and shows devoted to public education. We collaborate with university scientists and museums to enhance and promote research. Significant specimens are donated to recognized museums to insure they remain in the scientific and public domain. We believe that research and boots-on-the-ground exploration will locate the next great specimen in our region. Join us in search of the next new species. They are out there!
The mission of the North America Research Group is to encourage responsible stewardship of earth’s paleontological resources; to promote scientific research, communication and public education.
Meetings are held at the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals, 26385 NW Groveland Dr., Hillsboro, OR.Annual Show – August
Newsletter – NARG Newsletter
Monthly Meetings – First Wednesday of each month @ 7:00 PM
Source: NARG Paleo Home Page