March General Meeting – Thursday, March 10th (Click for More Info)

Meeting Topic: I have heard from several members they are having a hard time obtaining a good polish when tumbling rocks. This month, several of our members will speak on the various polishing methods. A question and answer session will follow. Hopefully, you will solve your tumbling problems at this meeting.

Do you have some rocks that are not polished to your liking and want to know what to do next? Then, please bring them to the meeting and get your questions answered.

Do you have some soft rocks and want to know how you can polish them?? Then, bring them too and learn how to polish them.

Show ‘n Tell: Bring rocks or minerals you would like identified. Our members that are very knowledgeable on identification will give it a go. Of course, we can’t guarantee to identify everything, but they will give it a good try.

Great Tumbling Resource: The Rock Tumbler’s website. It has a great how-to library.



Updated: April 5, 2022 — 1:19 pm

Presidents Message

  • Sorry for the late update on the website. Due to Covid and the flu, our family has been sick. I would also like to note, that we have lost our videographer. Until we find a replacement volunteer, our meetings will not be on YouTube. From the Top of the Rock Pile  Our Cascade Gem & Mineral Show is coming up. We will be about 2 weeks from show time when you read this! Our August meeting will be a recap of what’s going on at our Cascade Gem Show. It will also be our last call for volunteers. Then Jim

Meeting Announcements

  • Topic: This is our last meeting before our Cascade Gem and Mineral Show. There will be a rundown of our show and what you can expect to happen. It will also be our last call for volunteers. It is imperative that we get more volunteers. As Roger, our Field Trip Guides, says “Many hands make light work.” You don’t have to wait until this meeting to volunteer for the show. Just click on the website front page link to volunteer. Unforeseen change in the meeting agenda. Bring or ugliest or most unusual rock, fossil, or mineral. Be prepared to tell us what it is and where you found or got it.  

  •   Topic: A recap on how our Cascade Gem and Mineral Show went. Financial analysis and a critique of the show. What went great, and where do we need to improve next year. Then we are going to try something new. A sticky note timeline chart. We are going to have a yearly timeline chart from 1935 to 2022. We are going to ask you to put 3 sticky notes on the timeline with your name on each and then 1st Note first time you went rockhounding and your age 2nd Note the most memorable rock hobby event in your life and your age 3rd Note another memorable rock hobby event in your life and your age Then place each of your sticky notes on the timeline. Just before Show ‘N Tell, we will take a look at the chart. Then during Show ‘N Tell you can come up and look at the chart and discuss it with each other. Show’N Tell: A rock, mineral, or fossil that means a lot to you.  

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