Affiliate Clubs

Columbia Willamette Faceters GuildColumbia-Willamette Faceters’ Guild
The Columbia-Willamette Faceters’ Guild is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of faceting gemstones through education and fun. The club offers a variety of faceting workshops at the Rice Northwest Rock and Mineral Museum. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at OMSI at 7PM.
Members get a monthly newsletter that includes current events, news and gemstone designs.  Their mailing address is P.O. Box 2136
Portland, OR 97208-2136

Mt Hood Rock Club.Mt. Hood Rock Club
The Mount Hood Rock Club has been active since 1952 and is dedicated to rock hounding and lapidary activities. Club activities include meetings, shows, field trips and social outings. They encourage members to develop and share their lapidary skills and members have access to a fully equipped rock shop. The club meets at 7PM on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Monday of each month at the Gresham United Methodist Church at 9th and Norman. Visitors welcome.
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NARG logo image, a stylized line drawing of ashell fossil

North America Research Group
Like fossils? This is the group for you. NARG’s mission is to promote and educate the public on the paleontology of  the region and to contribute to paleontologic research. Their organization consists of members of all ages and experience with interests and professions in the fields of paleontology, paleobotany, and geology.
P.O. Box 2207
Beaverton, OR 97075-2207

Oregon Agate & Mineral SocietyOregon Agate & Mineral Society
The Oregon Agate and Mineral Society was formed in 1933 to promote the rock hobby and educate those interested in learning about the lapidary arts, collecting, and enjoying natural geological treasures. The club meets regularly and leads many field trips and workshops around the Oregon area. Meetings are held on the first and third Friday of the month at Powelhurst Baptist Church, on the corner of Powell and 112th Ave. in SE Portland at 7PM. Visitors welcome.

Tualatin Valley Gem Club
TVGC was formed in 1957 to share knowledge and promote interest in the fascinating field of earth sciences. Members are a diverse group ranging from professional Geologists to amateur collectors. They welcome people who are curious about the natural world and offer to share their knowledge about things like local collecting sites, lapidary skills,  jewelry making, faceting, rock identification and more. Meetings include formal programs, news, rock sales and door prizes. Club membership includes a monthly newsletter, free classes in silversmithing, access to field trips and other events. Meetings are held at the Forest Grove Community Center, 2037 Douglas Street, Forest Grove, OR 97116 on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 7:30PM. Visitors welcome.