The following are the general policies for the website and the club activities. For more specifics and information regarding these policies, please contact us.


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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

In general, all content on this site is copyrighted and shall not be copied and used without express written permission of the site’s administrator or the club officers beyond Copyright Fair Use limitations, save contributed content. All content contributed by members and associates to the site remains the intellectual property of the original copyright holder. By contributing content to this site, the copyright holder gives permission for such publishing, printing, and web distribution and syndication.

Copyright Fair Use: Fair Use of this material is restricted to 10% or 400 words and no use of images with properly linked citation to the site or web page cited. All attempts to cite the source is required and appreciated.


All information provided through comments, subscriptions, and the contact forms will not be used by the club for marketing and solicitation, nor sold.

All information provided through membership application forms is held by the club only for membership purposes such as newsletter subscriptions and club news and notifications, and submitted to membership benefit services such as the affiliate federations.


The Tualatin Valley Gem Club is affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies and Northwest Federation Mineralogical Society. The club and its members comply with the standards, policies, and guidelines of their own club and these affiliate associations.


The Tualatin Valley Gem Club and its representatives, membership, and affiliates are to be held harmless and are not liable for visitors to the site. The materials presented on this site are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, Tualatin Valley Gem Club disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Tualatin Valley Gem Club does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that Tualatin Valley Gem Club or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.


The Tualatin Valley Gem Club site is open to comments from the general public and its membership. Play nice. Use a human-sounding name in the comment form. All comments may be edited at the club representatives, officers, and board members’ discretion.

Field Trips and Club Events and Activities

The Tualatin Valley Gem Club promotes legal rockhounding only, and extreme safety at field trips and club events and activities. Each location is covered by its own rules, guidelines, policies, and insurance, and the club has their own such guidelines for members and non-members. Please see the following as guidelines for participation beyond our bylaws and club rules and regulations. These are meant as an overview of the guidelines, standards, and laws for educational purposes only:

We strongly support first and foremost the rock hounding code of ethics

American Federation rock hounding code of ethic