The Rice Museum of Rocks & Minerals | ricenorthwestmuseum.org
The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals houses a world-class collection recognized as the finest in the Pacific Northwest and one of the best in the nation. Located just west of Portland, Oregon, in Hillsboro, the Museum showcases not only fine rocks and minerals, but also fossils, meteorites, lapidary art, and gemstones from both the Pacific Northwest and all around the world.
Portland Regional Gem & Mineral Show | portlandregionalgemandmineral.com
This annual show is a combined effort of many regional gem, mineral and fossil clubs. The Association meets on the second Monday of every month at 6:30PM at Earnesto’s Italain Restaurant.
Central Oregon Rock Collector | corockcollectors.com
The Central Oregon Rock Collectors (CORC) are a group of diverse individuals interested in collecting rocks and minerals and increasing their knowledge and enjoyment of their hobby. Our rock club serves the Central Oregon communities of Bend, Redmond, Madras, Prineville, Sisters, Sunriver, La Pine, and beyond. We welcome guests and new members to our monthly meetings and club field trips!
North American Research Group | narg-online.com
Learn more about fossils.
NARG sponsors the NW Fossil Fest and participates in many programs and shows devoted to public education. They collaborate with university scientists and museums to enhance and promote paleontology research. Significant specimens are donated to recognized museums to insure they remain in the scientific and public domain.
Columbia Willamette Faceters Guild | facetersguild.com
This group can teach you how to facet gemstones. They offer classes that are taught at the Rice Museum (above). They also have auctions to buy faceted gemstones.
MHRC CLUB MEMBERS
Ore-Rock-On | orerockon.com
MHRC Club member Tim Fisher maintains an awesome website and tremendous resource for rockhounds in the Pacific Northwest.
Lars Johnson | tworockhounds.tumblr.com
Club member Lars Johnson just released a new Falcon Guide Rockhounding Oregon: A Guide to the State’s Best Rockhounding Sites. Pick up a copy with tons of great color photos!
Greg Gentry Studio Arts | greg-gentry.com
The stunning jewelry of MHRC club member Dr. Greg Gentry pulls from his studies of geology, paleontology and metal arts.
Alison Jean Cole | alisonjeancole.com
MHRC Club member Alison Cole experiments with flat lapidary techniques in her 3-dimensional work. She teaches weekly at the club lapidary shop.