Resources and Links

www.amfed.org/nfms

Our Club is a member of The Northwest Federation Of Mineralogical Societies. Check the Federations' website for information and news on all things gem and mineral in the Northwest.

 

Oregon Council of Rock & Mineral Clubs

 

American Lands Access Association

 

Northwest Oregon Resource and Advisory Council
The Northwest Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC) provides advice and recommendations on all aspects of public land management.

 

www.oregonagates.blogspot.com

A blog by one of our club members with some incredible pictures of some amazing finds here on our coast. Great resource for more info about the treasures of the Oregon Coast.

 

www.agatesoftheoregoncoast.com

A website featuring one of our members, with an online store that you can purchase some great books on rockhounding.

 

www.gemsociety.org

http://www.gemsociety.org/reference-library/

http://www.gemsociety.org/certification/

 

These links are from the IGS - the International Gem Society. Great reference resource in addition to having a Graduate Gemologist training program. The first link is to their Home Page, the second is for their Reference Library, and the third is for their Certification program.

 

 

Facebook Resources-

The following groups are large groups on Facebook with lots of members and lots of postings on gem and mineral finds. Great material being found all the time. Check them out!

 

NW Rockhounds

www.facebook.com/groups/295037090555434/

 

Columbia River Agates

www.facebook.com/groups/519317761421449/

 

Agates of the Oregon Coast-

A Facebook page set up by one of club members, Kay Myers. Great source of info for the Newport OR area

www.facebook.com/OregonAgates

 

Beachcombing in Lincoln County
The Oregon Coast Agate Club publishes and distributes free to local tourist information centers, hotels, Chambers of Commerce, etc.. A brochure on beach collecting sites in Lincoln County.
Beachcombing Lincoln County.pdf
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Upcoming Events

The Club's Annual Gem & Mineral Show takes place  Memorial Day Weekend each year. The 57th Annual "Rockin' the Coast" Gem & Mineral Show will be Saturday May 23rd from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm and Sunday May 24th 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.

The show will take place at the National Guard Armory

541 SW Coast Hwy

Newport, OR 97365

 

 

Club Officers for 2020

 

Marie Read- President

Leroy ("Kelly") Kelly- Vice President

Debbie White- Secretary

Carol Kelly- Treasurer

Show Chair- Sylvia Pauly

 

2020 Club Meeting Schedule:

2nd Thursday of each month at the OSU Extension Office, 1211 SE Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365. 

Meeting starts at 6:30 pm with dessert provided.

 

Next meetings:

Jan. 9th

Feb. 13th

Mar. 12th

Apr. 9th - CANCELLED

Jul. 9th

Aug. 13th

Sep. 10th

Oct. 8th

Nov. 12th

Dec. 10th