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As you see, our site is undergoing changes to improve the information shared.
A prompt way to share your comments and suggestions is to contact our club President, Gary Ruehling.
Gary can be reached by email at pintail@centurylink.net or by phone at 541-472-0925.
You are welcome to attend our General Meetings as a guest or club member when we meet the first Wednesday of each month:

7:00 PM at the Fruitdale Grange
960 Rogue River Highway
Grants Pass, Oregon 97526

The Rogue Gem and Geology Club offers rockhounds and geology enthusiasts in the Rogue Valley a place to gather and share their love of rocks and geology!
We offer field trips, classes, shows and education.
We host the yearly spring Gem and Mineral Show at the Josephine County Fairgrounds and participate at the Josephine County Fair in the summer.


  • Members are entitled to use the lapidary equipment and join in the classes that are available at the clubhouse located at 1003 Isham St., Grants Pass OR 97526.
  • Shop fees may apply to use of equipment and materials for personal projects.
  • Members will also receive our monthly newsletter "Gems of the Rogue" and be able to browse our newsletter archive.
  • Initial membership dues of $26.00 per year per (immediate) family is payable at the monthly meetings and includes a required name badge.
  • An official name badge is required for at least one of the family members so we can facilitate orientation of new club members.
    Additional official name badges are $6.00.  Additional paper name tags are provided upon request and free of charge.
  • Renewal of individual adult or (immediate) family membership is $20.00 per year, payable at the monthly meetings.
  • Individual junior (ages 12-18) membership dues are $7.00 per year, payable at the monthly meetings.
  • Non-member subscription to the newsletter is $15.00 per year.  Send subscription requests with payment to P.O. Box 1224, Grants Pass, OR 97528.
  • We exchange newsletters with other clubs at no charge.

An archive of monthly newsletters is available to those with access. Click to see an example newsletter from March 2015 in PDF format.

The Rogue Gem and Geology Club's 2019 Gem & Mineral Show has concluded.

We wish to express appreciation to our sponsors for their support and donations as well as all of our volunteers for their tireless dedication towards making this year's show a resounding success.

A big  "Thank you!"  goes out to all of our vendors and artisans who again put on a fantastic display of their wares and shared their knowledge and passion for rocks, gems and related products, making them readily available to the public so that we too can possess a geological treasure that sparks the imagination and feeds the soul.

To all of our visitors, we couldn't have done it without you.
Well, we could have, but there would have been a lot of toe tapping and clock watching.  You're the reason we do this every year and why we want to keep doing it for many years to come. Thanks for stopping by!

We sincerely hope you had a great time, learned something new, found something awesome to take home, made a new acquaintance, or all of the above.   Keep on rockin'!
Raffle Table Make plans to join us next Spring on the last weekend of April for the
RGGC 2020 Gem & Mineral Show.

Click to view the Rogue Gem and Geology Club Bylaws in PDF format.

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Click to download an RGGC Membership Form in office document format.
This form can be filled out by hand or on your computer.

If you are interested in learning more about our club and what makes us rock drop us a line at rockhoundclub@yahoo.com.

You can also send inquiries and correspondence to:

PO Box 1224
Grants Pass, OR 97528

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Upcoming Shows:
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