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 gemmy and minerally in the Northwest.
A blogspot 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.
More info on field trips and areas of interest in Newport and Lincoln County
These links are from the IGS - the International Gem Society. Great reference resource in addition to haveing 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.
The following groups are large groups on Facebook with lots of members and lots of posting on mineral finds. Great material being found all the time. Check them out!
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
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]
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- TBA
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.