Pacific Northwest Resources

Our membership continues to update this page with information on rock hounding, rock collecting, and rock and mineral research and guideline information in the Pacific Northwest, specifically Washington. Oregon, Idaho, Northern California, and British Columbia, Canada.

If you would like information on rock clubs in our area, please see our Rock Club list.

If you would like information on our events, field trips, and educational programs, please see our calendar and events category.

If you would like to see a non-profit, non-commercial site added to this list, or you find a link not working right, please contact us.

This club supports the rock hounding code of ethics and following rules. We encourage all who inspire to go rock hounding as they read this list of resources to do the same.

AFMS rock hounding code of ethics: American Federation of Mineralogical Societies – Code of Ethics

The Tualatin Valley Gem Club promotes legal rock hounding only. Please see the following as guidelines.

Rockhounding Resource Websites

Rockhounding supplies, Lapidary equiptment and rockhound site listing DVD and more at  ore rockon rock hounding

Publicly Accessible Rockhounding Sites



Museums, Parks, Educational Facilities, and Discovery Centers

If you will be rock hunting or collecting in any of these areas, or hiking and camping, please respect the rules for each public and private location.

Geology Maps

Geology Educational Materials and Resources

Geology and Rock Sites of Note