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Additional Resources

Check these sites for more fun

Washington Mineral Council

KMGS membership also includes membership to the Washington Mineral Council.  Check out their site here for more info.

Gemological Institute of America

Established in 1931, GIA is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. A public benefit, nonprofit institute, GIA is the leading source of knowledge, standards, and education in gems and jewelry.

U.S. Faceters Guild

Welcome To the United States Faceters Guild website, open to anyone, anywhere, who is interested in the art of faceting. Here you will find searchable faceting articles, discussion forums, news and events, a searchable library of faceting diagrams, information about competitions and a list of certified faceters.

Prineville, Oregon Pow Wow

A Jewelry, Gem & Mineral Show, free admission. Excellent selection of materials, tools and machines
obsidian, jade, petrified wood, jasper, plume agate, limb casts,
moss agate, thundereggs, crystals, precious gems, jewelry,
and LOTS MORE!  Check the site for upcoming dates.

Madras, Oregon Pow Wow

A gem and mineral show with organized field trips and more!

Nick Zentner - Nick on the Rocks

Watch Nick on the Rocks videos here!  Geology video shorts by Nick Zentner, a Central Washington University Professor.

Marlaina Atkins on YouTube

Marlaina Atkins is one of our very own members!  Check out her Youtube Channel for a fun collection of how-to and field trip adventures.

John Cornish on YouTube

John is one of our vendors, he's always off on adventures.  Be sure to find him on Facebook too and see what he's up to!

The Rice Museum, Oregon

The Rice Museum is a wonderful "local" historical collection and museum filled with wonderful specimens and rocks collected and donated over many years.  Visit for more fun!

The Burke Museum

The Burke offers a neat look into paleontology, often featuring fossils found in the Pacific Northwest.  Just an easy trip to Seattle on the UW campus, you can visit the museum to see exhibits about fossils and archeology.

Rock and Mineral Shows, U.S.

Check this site,, for info on gem and mineral shows, jewelry shows, virtual shows and more!  Get accurate dates posted by clubs around the U.S.

Careers in Geology

Check this site to learn about a career in geology!  

Need to build display cases?  Here's the original Northwest Federation Plans for a fold-up display case:
NW federation case building instructions.jpg
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