Resources and Links

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.

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.

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


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.


Discover the Fun of Backyard Geology

This is a great article for parents looking for a fun, educational activity for their kids in their own backyard!


Home Hobbies: Rock Collecting

This is a great educational resource for young and old! Thank you to Stacey and Sarah, and the Lyndhurst STEM Club for Girls for sharing this with us!


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


Columbia River Agates


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


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
Adobe Acrobat document [2.0 MB]

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 - CANCELLED

Aug. 13th - CANCELLED

Sep. 10th - CANCELLED

Oct. 8th - CANCELLED

Nov. 12th - TBD

Dec. 10th - TBD