Covid 19 Updates:
Due to the governor’s restriction of indoor gatherings, all of our bi-monthly meetings are currently taking place online via Zoom. It is very easy to use. Guests are welcome to join in on the 4th Monday social meetings – email us for a link at
Our club lapidary shop has been closed due to the virus but is nearing a re-opening with a temporarily limited capacity and enhanced hygiene and restrictions to promote safety during covid. We are currently accepting rough rock for slab cutting at our normal rates. Please email us to arrange rock drop off for slab cutting.
We are still holding almost all outdoor activities, such as rockhounding field trips and limited-capacity rock sales, on a case by case basis where safety and distancing is available. Members receive info for all upcoming events via club meetings and emails.
If you’d like to join the club, we are holding monthly outdoor walk-up sessions in NE Portland. Email us with any questions about membership and benefits, and to let us know if you are interested in joining and be notified of the next walk-up session.
The club holds regular meetings on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Monday of each month at 7:00PM. Meetings are held in the basement of the Gresham United Methodist Church at 620 NW 8th St, at the corner of NW 8th St and Norman Ave. If you’d like to join the club, please attend a meeting to register. Guests and prospective members are always welcome. Our 2nd Tuesday meetings are our monthly business meetings, while our 4th Monday meeting are our social meetings where we have a presentation, demonstration, or some other activity. Every meeting also includes time for member rock sharing to display and speak about their latest finds or lapidary pieces, as well as time for socializing.
Mailing address: Mt Hood Rock Club, PO Box 1256,
Gresham OR 97030
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The Mt. Hood Rock Club (a registered 501c3 non-profit) was founded in 1952 for the purpose of bringing together those that have an interest in the collection and identification of rocks, gems, minerals, petrified wood and fossils. Many of our rockhounds also have the lapidary skill required to cut, grind and polish these materials into beautiful display pieces or jewelry. The club includes junior members that learn an interesting and educational hobby. More than 200 members make up the club. We are a member of the Oregon Council of Rock and Mineral Clubs and Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies.